2016 Events Calender

Nov. 10-12
Atlanta, GA

Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation

Facing Race: A National Conference 

Manager of Nonprofit Membership and Engagement Janay Richmond and Senior Associate for Learning and Engagement Caitlin Duffy will represent NCRP at this unique collaborative space for racial justice movement making. Facing Race is the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives and other leaders who desire to build awareness of racial equity, identify solutions, and come together with people who share a passion for racial justice.

Nov. 9-11
Amelia Island, FL

Southeastern Council of Foundations

47th Annual Meeting

Philanthropic institutions from across the South and beyond will convene to discuss new ideas and new challenges that influence Southern philanthropy today. President and CEO Aaron Dorfman and Senior Associate for Learning and Engagement Ben Barge will join these important conversations.

Nov. 3-4
New York, NY

Talent Philanthropy Project

Advisory Council Meeting

As a member of the advisory council for the Talent Philanthropy Project, Vice President for Learning and Engagement Jeanné Isler will attend the council’s second meeting. The group will discuss refined goals and objectives and burgeoning tools to support the philanthropic sector in investing in the future of nonprofit leaders and their performance.

Oct. 27
Washington, D.C.

El-Hibri Foundation

2016 Peace Awards Ceremony

VP for Learning and Engagement Jeanné Isler will attend the annual awards ceremony honoring leaders who personify El-Hibri Foundation’s mission. The three awardees have all promoted work that advances inclusion and builds community capacity for social change. 

Oct. 12
Little Rock, AR

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

B.I.G. for Arkansas Philanthropy

Key philanthropic institutions in Arkansas, including the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and the Clinton Foundation, will gather to discuss philanthropy’s role in addressing core challenges in Arkansas and throughout the south at a Big Ideas Gathering (BIG). President and CEO Aaron Dorfman will attend and participate in the conversation. 

Oct. 6-7
Atlanta, GA

Grantmakers for Southern Progress

Annual Retreat 

At this convening of steering committee members, partners and practitioners, Grantmakers for Southern Progress will lay out its strategic plan for the year ahead. Senior Associate for Research Ryan Schlegel and Senior Associate for Learning and Engagement Ben Barge will present on the design of the Southern Grantmaking Project, an initiative of GSP and NCRP to increase funding for Southern leaders working on long-term positive change in the American South.

Oct. 5-8
Baltimore, MD

Grassroots Grantmakers

On The Ground Baltimore

Senior Associate for Learning and Engagement Caitlin Duffy will join resident leaders, place-based grantmakers and practitioners from around the country that are working to strengthen mutual aid and collective action. Grassroots Grantmakers “on the ground” gatherings are intentionally small to facilitate networking and peer exchange, and are designed to begin where standard conference workshops end and go deeper. This year’s gathering is being co-hosted by the Baltimore Community Foundation, and will feature leaders from different neighborhoods in Baltimore.

Oct. 4
Washington, D.C.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

25th Anniversary Awards

VP for Learning and Engagement Jeanné Isler will attend the 25th Anniversary Celebration of AAJC’s legacy of advocacy for Asian American communities. The ceremony will include the presentation of an American Courage Award, a Bridgebuider Award and a Changemaker Award to leaders who promote civil rights and equity for Asian American communities. 

Oct. 1-2
Atlanta, GA


Many Rivers to Cross: A Festival of Music, Art and Justice

More than 30 artists will perform at the Many Rivers Festival to share their music and their art, uniting people around issues of social justice and human rights. The festival will also feature exhibits and workshops about current social justice concerns and solutions. VP for Learning and Engagement Jeanné Isler will attend.

Oct. 1
Atlanta, GA

Community Investment Network

2016 Annual Conference: Roots, Boots & Truths

The Roots, Boots, & Truths Conference offers a unique opportunity to explore the powerful ways giving circles in communities of color can create long-lasting progress. NCRP’s Vice President and Senior Associate for Learning & Engagement, Jeanné Isler and Ben Barge, will lead two plenary sessions. Both will explore giving circles’ leadership in supporting advocacy and social justice. The interactive discussions will also highlight NCRP and Grantmakers for Southern Progress’s brand new research and engagement campaign around social change grant-making in the U.S. South. 

Sept. 19-21
Aspen, CO

Aspen Institute's Forum for Community Solutions and Neighborhood Funders Group 

Towards a More Resilient Place: Promising Practices in Place-Based Philanthropy

Senior Director of Foundation Assessment Lisa Ranghelli will represent NCRP at this annual convening designed to explore community resiliency and best practices for resident-led grantmaking programs. She will join place-oriented funders and community organizations in a robust learning exchange about collaborative place-based investing at the national, regional, state and local levels. On Wednesday morning, Lisa will lead a breakfast roundtable on the role of social integration in fostering equity. 

Sept. 19
Los Angeles, CA

Southern California Grantmakers 

2016 Annual Conference

More and more funders are interested in “equity,” and for good reason: the world’s biggest problems have deep roots, and putting equity first gives funders the best chance to solve them. But what does exactly does it mean to “adopt an equity lens”? And what practical steps can foundations of all stripes take to do it right? To answer these questions, NCRP Senior Fellow & Director of Public Policy Dan Petegorsky will lead an action-oriented session alongside Inland Congregations United for Change, an NCRP nonprofit member, and Liberty Hill Foundation and Weingart Foundation, both Philanthropy’s Promise signatories. The workshop will cover California philanthropy's latest equity report card, real life stories from peer funders and practitioners, and group brainstorming to demystify the equity grantmaking process.

Sept. 13-15
Baltimore, MD

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy

2016 National Conference

In an interactive session entitled “Smashing Silos: How Funding Organizing AND Leadership Can Support Real Systemic Change,” Vice President for Learning & Engagement Jeanné Isler we will share findings from two NCRP reports that focus on achieving policy victories through multi-issue advocacy work. The workshop will include collaborative activities that explore specific place-based scenarios of how foundations in both Ferguson and Baltimore smashed some of the biggest silos by supporting multi-issue advocacy and leadership development in Black communities. It will cover the place based work that happens in Ferguson and Baltimore and how foundations can successfully produce systems change by supporting multi-issue advocacy and leadership development in those communities.

Sept. 8

National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers

Social Justice Philanthropy: Theory, Practice, and Impact

What challenges and opportunities arise when social justice aspirations meet philanthropic practice? This three-part webinar will consider 1) theories of philanthropy related to theories of change in social justice grantmaking, 2) evaluation of social justice philanthropy and 3) approaches to advancing social justice philanthropy practice within the field. Senior Director of Assessment and Special Projects Lisa Ranghelli will present on NCRP’s research and definition of social justice grantmaking, and respond to NNCG member questions.

Aug. 12-14
Denver, CO

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training

Money for Our Movements

Mind science tells us that “implicit bias” – the dominant cultural assumptions that influence our subconscious – can roadblock the relationships we need to organize and build solidarity. What does this mean for social justice fundraising: in how donors perceive our work, and how we perceive our donors? Drawing from data and stories from NCRP’s recent issue of Responsive Philanthropy, Field Associate Ben Barge will lead a conference session on how to account for implicit bias in social justice fundraising. 

Aug. 4

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy 

Can Oregon’s Biggest Funder Create a Statewide Legacy of Equity and Inclusion? 

Calling Oregonians: Are you a community-based nonprofit? Does your organization represent communities of color, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, low wealth communities and/or other culturally specific groups? Do you organize and advocate with your constituents to build a better future? Join this free webinar to discover how effectively The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF), the state’s largest foundation and the country’s 8th biggest community foundation, is addressing the needs and challenges faced by Oregon’s diverse residents. 

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) will share its independent findings drawn from analyzing years of OCF’s grant data and interviewing scores of nonprofits, grassroots organizers, peer funders and other Oregon community leaders. This interactive webinar will provide an opportunity to learn how OCF fares on equity and inclusion, anonymously ask the hard questions you’re afraid to ask the foundation directly, and vote anonymously on concrete recommendations to help OCF become more responsive to nonprofits like yours.

View the presentation slides here and watch a recording of the webinar here.

July 14-17
St. Louis, MO

Netroots Nation

11th Annual Gathering

At this annual convention for progressive leaders, NCRP Communications Director Yna Moore will co-lead an interactive workshop with Alliance for Justice on how people can join the movement to make the philanthropic sector to a stronger ally to social justice. Participants will debunk myths around funding advocacy and organizing, gain tools to advocate for the concrete impact of their work, and discover platforms to push back on the funder-grantee power dynamic.

View the presentation slides here.

June 30
Louisville, KY

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders

14th Annual Forum: Race, Class, Gender, & Power in the Food System

At this forum, funders will be wrestling with how to ensure food and agriculture systems enhance the wellbeing of people, animals and the planet, now and into the future. Field Associate Ben Barge will present alongside rural community leaders in a session titled “Investing in the Grassroots: Real People, Real Places, Real Results.” He will share research and stories that make the case for greater philanthropic investment in grassroots organizations representing low-income communities and communities of color. 

June 23
Washington, D.C.

Sojourners Summit

Faith, Justice and Philanthropy

While philanthropy, which literally means "love of mankind," generally includes some foundation on values around helping others, formal conversations about faith are rare in institutional foundation circles. NCRP Field Director Jeanné Isler and Edward Jones, Director of Programs for ABFE, will lead participants in more deeply exploring these dynamics and considering how to shift the way we do our work to better take advantage of the power of faith in achieving social justice  as a strategy for grantees and as a practice for funders.

June 21

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Funders for LGBTQ Issues

How TRANSformational Is Your Work?

Have you wondered how to best support transgender communities? Do you have questions you want to ask, but haven’t known where to turn? This webinar is designed for you. Transgender people’s lives intersect with every issue – on education, health, poverty, civil rights and beyond, transgender leaders have long fought for innovative solutions across the country. Yet few grant dollars support their efforts, to everyone’s detriment. In this interactive webinar, you’ll learn about more about transgender communities, their needs and how to better support diverse trans leaders on the frontlines of change.

Join NCRP and Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Southern California Grantmakers for a conversation with Rye Young, Executive Director of Third Wave Fund; Kris Hayashi, Executive Director of Transgender Law Center; Nakisha Lewis, Senior Strategist for Safety at Ms. Foundation for Women; and Ryan Li Dahlstrom, consultant with Funders for LGBTQ Issues’ Trans Funding Working Group. View a recording of the webinar and read the slides.

June 20
Washington, D.C.

Women's Information Network (WIN): Women Opening Doors for Women (WODW)

The Power of the Purse: Why Nonprofit Funding is an Equality Issue

Women Opening Doors for Women (WODW) is an annual event of the Women's Information Network (WIN), a group of Democratic, pro-choice women. The event begins with a reception and then breaks off into dinner parties hosted around the city, each focusing on a different topic. Field Director Jeanné Isler and Field Associate Janay Richmond will attend the reception, and Jeanné will be one of the featured speakers at the “Power of the Purse” discussion about the many ways that issues of access, privilege and power manifest in the nonprofit funding space.

June 16
Oakland, CA

Neighborhood Funders Group

What Does Philanthropy Need to Do Differently to Help Shift Power Toward Marginalized Communities?

Executive Director Aaron Dorfman will close NFG’s three-day national convening by moderating a panel that directly addresses the big question at the heart of the conference: what must we as funders do differently if we truly want to use our power to help those in marginalized communities to build their collective power to improve their lives? Project Associate Caitlin Duffy will also attend NFG’s conference of about 300 philanthropic leaders exploring philanthropic strategies to support people, place and power.

June 16
Philadelphia, PA

Association of Philanthropic Council

How you can lead foundations to "Philanthropy At Its Best"

What are the practices that make philanthropy the most effective, transparent and accountable to the people that our sector serves? In 2009, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy published Philanthropy At Its Best, outlining 10 measurable benchmarks that research has shown to have the most impact. Jeanné Isler, field director, will discuss the benchmarks, and the four values that summarize them. She will share examples of foundations who are striving to meet and maintain some of those benchmarks and how other foundations can follow suit. Finally, she will talk about NCRP’s larger body of work and how nonprofit organizations can engage differently with their funders, encouraging them to learn from these best practices, and strive for relationships of greater mutual respect and accountability.

June 13
New York, NY



Innovations 2016, A GrantStation Forum on Philanthropy

The Innovations 2016 Forum will explore how to bring bold approaches to grantmaking. Field Associate Janay Richmond will be sitting on a panel titled “Listening to Grantees” to address how to bring more transparency, empathy and depth to the grantmaking relationship. The panel will discuss how the traditional relationship between funders and grantees, in which grantees hold a more subordinate role, is changing. 

May 26
San Diego, CA

Native Americans in Philanthropy

Lost Stories – Finding the data to tell Native narratives

Philanthropy values data, but too often Native and Indigenous communities are left out, viewed as “negligible” or “insignificant” to the overall picture. Despite this, data can be a powerful tool to share the reality of the challenges and assets of Native Communities. In this colloquium, NCRP field director Jeanné Isler will facilitate a discussion between two researchers from the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and Social Impact and Innovation group (SIIG) about increasing the availability of philanthropic data. The discussion will reveal information about sources of data specifically about Native communities that currently exist and why more sources are important. Session participants will then participate in an interactive exercise brainstorming the types of data that would support the narratives they would like to see shared about their communities.

May 23-25
St. Paul, MN

Funders' Committee for Civic Participation

Annual Convening

Senior Director of Research and Policy Niki Jagpal will represent NCRP at the annual convening.Gathering on the precipice of the 2016 national elections, the FCCP community will discuss and debate the elements required to build real change in the states – change that will lead to an effective, inclusive and accountable democracy. Topics will include the best new thinking about how to turn back the tide of money in elections, protect and expand access to the franchise for all, and empower traditionally disadvantaged communities.

May 23
St. Paul, MN

Minnesota Council on Foundations

Civic Engagement Matters

Just prior to the FCCP annual convening, Senior Director of Research and Policy Niki Jagpal will join with FCCP in presenting Civic Engagement Matters, a special workshop for funders hosted by the Minnesota Council on Foundations. Featuring Minneapolis Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation, participants will:

  • Learn what civic engagement is, why it’s an important tool for winning on your issues and how other grantmakers are funding this work;
  • Assess foundations’ readiness to start supporting civic engagement work and identify next steps; and
  • Access resources geared to help talk about this within institutions.
May 19
New York, NY

Grantmakers for Girls of Color Initiative

Understanding & Resourcing the Movement for Black Girls

The Grantmakers for Girls of Color Convening Planning Committee, supported by NoVo Foundation, is hosting its first to begin an exploration of the challenges facing girls and young women of color and to create a plan to drive long-term systemic change. NCRP Field Director Jeanné Isler serves on the committee will moderate one of the sessions exploring the state of black girls in the United States. The convening is designed as a first step toward a new dialogue and movement among funders to chart what’s needed, create opportunities for collaboration, and articulate a shared vision to shift the philanthropic sector.


May 10
Memphis, TN

Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence

Courageous Conversations with Funders

Community members, nonprofit leaders, and even grantmakers are often reluctant to provide unvarnished, constructive feedback to specific foundations. Yet without honest feedback, funders miss out on the most effective ways to support innovative work nonprofits do every day. Project Associate Caitlin Duffy will share research from Philamplify, NCRP’s foundation assessment initiative, and facilitate a peer discussion on how nonprofits can have bold conversations with funders and offer honest feedback. Her session will include lessons from nonprofit leaders and stories of foundations that are not only funding innovation in the nonprofit sector, but are doing innovative work themselves.

May 5
St. Paul, MN

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Reversing the Current of Underinvestment in Rural Communities

Leaders both in and outside philanthropy have recognized that rural communities receive much less philanthropic support than urban communities. Aaron Dorfman, executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), will share research from NCRP’s body of work that highlights the extent of this gap and offers solutions to encourage more equitable grantmaking practices. His keynote address will include stories of foundations who are acting against the trend of underinvestment in rural communities and how rural organizations can advocate for their needs to funders.

Apr. 20

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Faithful Movements: The Role of Faith in Social Justice

Faith has long been a guiding light for people to question the world around them, envision a brighter future, and weather the often long paths to justice. That inspiration and resolve continues to sustain incredible leaders today. Join us for a conversation with three of those leaders: Lauren Spokane, Fund Development Coordinator at PICO National Network; Abby Levine, Director at the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable; and Shireen Zaman, Program Director of the Security & Rights Collaborative at the Proteus Fund. The discussion will be moderated by Jeanné Isler, a former faith-based community organizer who now serves as Field Director at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Together we’ll explore: At a time when our country is seeing bolder displays of fear and prejudice, what role can faith-based movements play in creating opportunities for social justice? Watch a recording of the webinar and view the presentation slides!


Apr. 18-20
Minneapolis, MN

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Strong & Effective Sector Funding Initiative Convening

NCRP has been invited to a gathering with our peer grantees of the WK Kellogg Foundation’s Strong and Effective Sector portfolio. Each year this meeting offers opportunities to share learning and resources with similar organizations in philanthropy. Development Director Kevin Faria and Field Director Jeanné Isler will represent NCRP at the event.


Apr. 12-14

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Fundraising Trifecta: A Mini-Series

Do you ever find yourself asking: What are the real costs to keep my doors open? Why won’t that funder return my call? How can I take my grassroots donors to the next level? Then join us for a fundraising mini-series, just for nonprofit members: Each webinar is just 30 minutes, jam-packed with useful tips at the start and left open for you to ask questions. Think of them as quick lunch breaks (or mid-morning snacks, if you’re on the west coast), with friends who just happen to be fundraising experts. And they’re free!


Apr. 9
Baltimore, MD


Smashing Silos: How Funding Multi-Issue Work Can Foster Black Leadership

In this interactive session, field director Jeanné Isler will share findings from two helpful cross-cutting reports that focus on achieving policy victories through multi-issue advocacy work and learn specific ways—including a prioritization on leadership development and retention—that foundations can invest in Smashing Silos to achieve policy wins. This workshop will include interactive activities that explore specific scenarios of how foundations can smash some of the biggest silos by supporting multi-issue advocacy and leadership development of their staff and Black communities.  


Apr. 9
Baltimore, MD


Freedom Funders: Lessons from 4 Foundations that Helped Move Civil RIghts Legislation

Niki Jagpal, Sr. Director of Research and Policy, will offer a lecture about how 4 history-making “Freedom Funders” leveraged their unique roles in the social sector to support the passing of Civil Rights legislation and how to apply lessons from their work to modern movements.  We will determine what is needed for more foundations to engage in these strategies of systemic change and policy work, and discuss how foundations can apply those lessons societal problems of today. 


Apr. 4
Los Angeles, CA

Southern California Grantmakers

Public Policy Conference 2016

Kevin Faria, Development Director, attended to learn how philanthropy can leverage and spur public investments, identify opportunities for policy change, and better coordinate how philanthropy and government work together to address complex community challenges.


Apr. 1
Chester, CT

Resource Generation

People's History of Philanthropy Plenary

Field Associate Janay Richmond and Research Associate Ryan Schlegel led a plenary session titled Reversing the Current of Underinvestment in Rural Communities at Resource Generation’s annual retreat. Historically, philanthropy in the U.S. is filled with inspiring examples of empowerment and positive social change, but there are also many missed opportunities for philanthropists to support the self-determination of marginalized communities rather than merely reinforce the injustice the sector seeks to eliminate. This plenary will use the broad arc of U.S. philanthropy’s history to lift up examples, lessons and challenges for today’s philanthropists to effect positive change. At the end, we’ll explore together the importance and versatility of social justice grantmaking and how to address the issues we care about most.

Mar. 23-24

Grantmakers for Southern Progress

Blackbelt Regional Learning Tour

Research Associate Ryan Schlegel and Field Associate Ben Barge attended a two-day, in depth tour to learn more about the Selma Blackbelt region of Alabama. Organized by Grantmakers for Southern Progress and the Blackbelt Community Foundation, the tour centered on the intersection of environmental justice, arts and culture, social inclusion and economic opportunity with a variety of nonprofits and community activists. They were joined by representatives from several regional and national grantmakers, including the Surdna Foundation, the Educational Foundation of America, the Kresge Foundation, and the Southeastern Council on Foundations.


Mar. 21
Washington, D.C.

National Coalition on Health Care

"The Escalating Costs of Health Coverage: Causes, Impacts, and Options"

Research and Policy Associate Ryan Schlegel attended a forum hosted by the National Coalition on Health Care to discuss the rapidly escalating costs of health care for the insured and underinsured in a post-ACA landscape. Experts on insurance policy and health care economics will present data on their effects on Americans’ financial stability and on the wider economy. The costs of health care coverage are increasingly disruptive issues for families and the American economy, and they will likely impact the work of direct service providers, advocates, and their funders in the philanthropic sector in the near future.

Mar. 16-19
Washington, D.C.

National Community Reinvestment Coalition

"Creating a Just Economy"

Field Associate Janay Richmond attended NCRC’s annual conference to learn about strategies to create a more just economic framework in the U.S. This conference will include leaders from nonprofits, policymakers, government officials, small businesses, media, and academia to share best practices and innovative approaches to improve community efforts and create a just economy. The conference includes workshops and sessions on housing, access to credit and capital, fair lending, business development, community organizing and workforce and community development.

Mar. 16

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy

Implicit Bias in Grantmaking

How well do you know your subconscious? Why does it matter? Proven science tells us our commitments to fairness and equality can be undermined by subconscious assumptions we may not even be aware of. Dive into this timely, important topic with Jeanné Isler, Field Director at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy; Rachel Godsill, Director of Research at the Perception Institute; & Crystal Echo Hawk, President & CEO of Echo Hawk Consulting and a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. Together we’ll explore the definitions of implicit bias, its effect on all of us as individuals, and its influence on the decisions and trends in our philanthropic institutions. Watch the webinar recording and view the slides here.

Mar. 11
Washington, D.C.

Advancement Project

Breaking Through in the Media: A Communications Skill Share

Field Associate Ben Barge attended the Advancement Project’s skill share to learn about promising traditional and digital media strategies to garner attention in the news cycle. The session included over 40 people from a range of nonprofits, grassroots groups, and consulting outfits.

Mar. 10

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Civic Engagement: Choose Your Own Adventure

Elections, voting, organizing, activism: these are powerful tools for everyday people to shape the decisions that affect our lives. Yet too often, the deck is stacked against the communities who need access to these opportunities the most. How can grantmakers take advantage of the full civic engagement infrastructure available to them to expand access to participation, empower grassroots leaders, and make progress on the most pressing issues of our time? In this highly interactive webinar, you’ll be given scenarios based on real life case studies, and then discuss with the experts who were there when they happened. Speakers will include Dan Petegorsky, NCRP’s Senior Fellow; Leonard Noisette, director of the Justice Fund for U.S. Programs at the Open Society Foundations; and George Cheung, program director for a private foundation in the Midwest. Watch a recording of the webinar and view the presentation slides!

Mar. 9

Grantmakers in Health Annual Conference

The Courage to Change: Maintaining Agility in Grantmaking

NCRP’s Director of Foundation Assessment Lisa Ranghelli teamed up with Richard Thomason, Director of Health Care and Coverage at Blue Shield of California Foundation and Elisa Orona, Executive Director of Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County to tell their story of courage in philanthropy.  Their session, The Courage to Change: Maintaining Agility in Grantmaking will illustrate how grantmakers can develop successful, innovative strategies by learning from their relationships with their grantees. Courage is the very fabric that makes change possible, and by sharing an example of the courageous relationship between a leading health funder and its grantee as well as others Lisa has come across through her extensive research on grantee/grantmaker relationships, Lisa will highlight several tools to create and maintain an agile culture of change at grantmaking institutions. 

Mar. 9
New York, NY

Ford Foundation

Participation and Social Change

NCRP’s Sr. Director of Research and Policy Niki Jagpal attended a convening at the Ford Foundation to participate in a Learning Session with Dr. Hahrie Han. Dr. Han will discuss core findings and recommendations of a program review of the foundation’s Promoting Electoral Reform and Democratic Participation (PERDP). Dr. Theda Skocpol and Dr. Taeku Lee will offer responses to Dr. Han’s work, followed by a panel discussion with all the presenters.

Feb. 29
Washington, D.C.

Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce

13th Annual Budget and Tax Briefing

Field Associate Ben Barge joined colleagues to discuss pressing federal and state budget and tax issues and their impact on supports and services for children, youth and families. The annual event informs and helps organize GIST’s association of 175 grantmakers, which focus on alleviating poverty and expanding economic opportunity in the U.S.

Feb. 19
Chicago, IL


Building a Movement: The Role of Social Change in Nonprofit Organizations

Many nonprofit organizations were formed to address inequities and shortfalls in existing social structures, but budget and resource limitations often force them to focus on short-term needs and neglect long-term change. Field Director Jeanné Isler shared findings about the current trends in funding social change movements, and how funders can better support such movements, both with funding and their other resources.

Jan. 26


National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

NCRP Nonprofit Membership Orientation

Whether you’re a longtime member or new to the NCRP flock, this nonprofit members-only Orientation is for you. Get to know NCRP staff personally, learn about opportunities to raise your profile among funders, and meet fellow nonprofit members building a movement for a better philanthropic sector. Representatives from two of NCRP’s newest benefit providers—EveryAction CRM and Kerxton Insurance Agency—will also be on hand to answer questions. Watch a recording of the webinar on YouTube and view the presentation slides.

Jan. 15

Washington, D.C.

Executives' Alliances and Frontline Solutions

Philanthropic Bootcamp

Three funding collaboratives are hosting a day-long bootcamp to explore possibilities for heightened impact. The Executives’ Alliance, Communities for Just Schools Fund and Greater New Orleans Funders Network are looking for creative and bold ideas to inform the direction of their initiatives. Field Director Jeanné Isler participated in the event and share NCRP’s perspective on what’s possible.

Jan. 14


National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Mass Incarceration: The Rural Perspective

At the height of the prison-building boom, a new prison opened every 15 days in rural America. Mass incarceration has shaped the lives and landscape of rural places – from Native nations faced with disproportionate policing, to small towns reliant on prison-based growth. Today, amidst the need for urgent changes to our criminal justice system, what does reform look like in our rural communities? And how can philanthropy support a more just future? Join NCRP Senior Director of Research and Policy Niki Jagpal in a dynamic online conversation with Lenny Foster, Director of the Navajo Nations Corrections Project; Rev. Kenneth Glasgow, Executive Director of The Ordinary People Society (T.O.P.S.); asha bandele, Senior Director of Grants, Partnerships and Special Projects at the Drug Policy Alliance; and Nick Szuberla, Executive Director of Working Narratives and Nation Inside. You’ll learn about courageous efforts on the ground, exciting opportunities for change, and resources to strengthen this important work. Watch a recording of the webinar on YouTube and view the presentation slides.

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