Terms of Use

Policy last revised: 5/25/18

Welcome to the NCRP.org website (the “Site”). This Site is operated by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (“NCRP”).  By accessing or using this Site, you (the “User”) signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by the following Terms of Use (“Terms of Use” or “Agreement”).  NCRP reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Terms of Use on this page and will indicate the date these terms were last revised.  Your continued use of the Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Use, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Site.  It is your responsibility to regularly check the Site to determine if there have been changes to these Terms of Use and to review such changes.


Questions, suggestions, or alleged violations regarding these Terms of Use should be sent to info @ncrp.org.


This Site is intended solely for users who are sixteen (16) years of age or older.  Any use of or access to the Site by anyone under 16 is unauthorized, unlicensed, and in violation of these Terms of Use. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are 16 or older, and that you agree to and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.


This Site is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information about the subject matter covered, but this Site and its contents are not distributed with the intent to render legal, accounting, or other professional advice.  The services of a competent professional should be sought if legal advice or other expert assistance is required.


The information contained on this Site does not create, and the receipt of it through this Site or by email or otherwise does not create an attorney-client relationship with NCRP or attorneys employed by NCRP in connection with any legal matter.  Communications through this Site or by email or otherwise may not be treated as confidential.


NCRP, Philamplify, and other names, and the accompanying logos and designs, all product names, and all page headers, custom graphics, and button icons created by or for NCRP and contained on this Site belong to NCRP. These logos and design of the Site are protected by law and may not be copied or imitated or used with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion. No logo, graphic, sound, or image from the Site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by NCRP.

To reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute or publicly display material from this Site, you need written permission from NCRP. Users may view and download material from this site only for personal, non-commercial home use. All rights reserved.


You are solely responsible for all content (including comments, text, photos, videos, graphics, and other content) that you upload or post on the Site or share with other users (the “User Content”). You may not post, transmit, or share User Content on the Site that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post. By posting User Content on the Site, you promise that you own any User Content that you post, or that you have obtained the necessary permission for its use. NCRP may, but does not have to, review the Site and may refuse, delete, or remove (without notice) any User Content or other content on the Site in its sole discretion, at any time, with or without prior notice or explanation and without liability, for any reason or no reason.  This includes User Content that in the sole judgment of the NCRP violates this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of users or others.

You retain full ownership of all of your User Content. However, when you post User Content to the Site, you are granting to NCRP an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully-paid, royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part), and distribute such User Content.  Without limitation, this license you grant to NCRP shall include the right to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, any User Content you post and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

You agree that NCRP may preserve User Content and may also disclose User Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the Terms of Use; (c) respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of NCRP, its users and the public.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Site, including your User Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.


You understand that the Site is available for your personal, non-commercial use only, and you agree not to use any portion of the Site for commercial activities. You agree that you will not attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes a burden or load on our infrastructure. In addition, you agree not to use the Site to:

  • harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Site for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;
  • use the Site in any unlawful manner, in a manner inconsistent with applicable laws and regulations of the United States or the country in which you reside, or in any other manner that could damage or impair the Site;
  • use automated scripts to collect information from or interact with the Site;
  • upload or post any content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, tortious, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, lewd, excessively violent, sexually explicit, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  • impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any User Content that you do not have a right to make available (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
  • upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any User Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
  • upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
  • upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make publicly available any private information of any third party, including, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers or any information that creates a privacy or security risk to any person;
  • collect personal data about other users
  • upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • intimidate, harass, or stalk another;
  • harm minors in any way;
  • upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute or encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
  • disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to “scroll” faster than other users of the Site are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real time exchanges;
  • interfere with or disrupt the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site;
  • upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in the sole judgment of NCRP, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which may expose NCRP or its users to any harm or liability of any type.


The Site contains links to other Web sites (“Third Party Sites”) as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, video, information and other content originating from third parties (the “Third Party Content”). NCRP has no control over and is not responsible in any way for any Third Party Sites or any Third Party Content available through the Site, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices or other policies of or contained in the Third Party Sites or the Third Party Content. Such Third Party Sites are not necessarily investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy or completeness by NCRP. Inclusion of, linking to or permitting the use of any Third Party Site or any Third Party Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by us. If you decide to leave the Site and access the Third Party Sites or to use or rely on any Third Party Content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.


You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users and members of the Site. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.


We care about the privacy of our users. Click here to view the Privacy Policy for the Site, which is incorporated by reference and made a part of this Agreement.


NCRP is not responsible or liable in any manner for any User Content or Third Party Content posted on the Site. Although we provide rules for user conduct and postings, we do not control and are not responsible for what users post, transmit or share on the Site and are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content you may encounter on the Site or in connection with any User Content or Third Party Content. NCRP assumes no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate User Content or Third Party Content. The NCRP is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Site.

The views and conclusions contained in this Site are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of NCRP.


We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit users from uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on the Site any materials that violate another party’s intellectual property rights. If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification of such infringement to our Designated Agent set forth below.  THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR NOTIFYING NCRP THAT YOUR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE THROUGH THIS PROCESS.  Written notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent:

Website Copyright Officer
1900 L ST NW, Suite 825, Washington, D.C. 20036
Email: info@ncrp.org

To be effective, the Notification must include the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the Complaining Party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  • A statement that the Complaining Party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the Complaining Party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


Upon receipt of the written Notification containing the information as outlined above:

  • NCRP may remove or disable access to the material that is alleged to be infringing;
  • NCRP may forward the written notification to such alleged infringer;
  • NCRP may take reasonable steps to promptly notify the alleged infringer that it has removed or disabled access to the material.

Counter Notification: NCRP is not liable to the alleged infringer for removal or disabling the material. If the alleged infringer believes that the removal or disabling was in error, the alleged infringer must provide NCRP with a counter-notification to have the materials replaced. To be effective, a Counter Notification must be a written communication provided to NCRP’s Designated Agent that includes substantially the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the alleged infringer;
  • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
  • A statement under penalty of perjury that the alleged infringer has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;
  • The alleged infringer’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the alleged infringer consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the alleged infringer’s address is outside of the United States, for any other appropriate judicial district.

Upon receipt of a Counter Notification containing the information as outlined above:

  • NCRP shall promptly provide the Complaining Party with a copy of the Counter Notification;
  • NCRP shall inform the Complaining Party that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it within ten (10) business days;
  • NCRP shall replace the removed material or cease disabling access to the material within ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days following receipt of the Counter Notification, provided NCRP’s Designated Agent has not received notice from the Complaining Party that an action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the Site.


These Terms of Use (including the Privacy Policy) constitute the entire agreement between you and NCRP regarding the use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and NCRP relating to your use of the Site. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.

When you visit or use this Site and send e-mails to us through this Site or another provider, you are communicating with us electronically and thus consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this Site or linking to such notices. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

The failure of NCRP to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Privacy Policy

Policy last revised: 5/25/18

This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into, is a part of, and should be read in conjunction with the www.ncrp.org  Terms of Use.


Certain portions of www.ncrp.org require persons participating in the site to register or provide personal information.  The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (“NCRP”) collects certain personal information from you when you voluntarily register to use www.ncrp.org site or sign up to receive email newsletter and updates including but not limited to your name, mailing address, email address and phone number. We may also collect personal information from you when you request additional information from us or when you use areas of  www.ncrp.org in which users voluntarily provide content submissions or comments or otherwise participate in interactive online activities.

We may also collect information regarding your activities on NCRP’s Web site, including but not limited to information regarding the navigation paths you take. We may also collect user population, demographic information, traffic patterns and other information about the online activities of our users on an aggregate basis.

We will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from or accept any information by anyone children under the age of 16. The Site is not available to or intended for use by users under the age of 16.  By using the Site and Service, you represent and warrant that you are 16 or older. If it comes to our attention that personal information of anyone under the age of 16 has been collected, used or disclosed via the Site, we will immediately delete such information and prevent its subsequent use.  Please contact us at info@ncrp.org if you believe we are in possession of personal information of someone under the age of 18.


NCRP collects and uses the personal information you provide for the specific purposes for which you provide it, such as processing your on-line registration, sending you information you have requested, and allowing you to participate in activities or provide content submissions.

We also collect and use information to notify you about our new and existing content, events, or services, to inform you about NCRP, its activities, programs, and missions, and to solicit your support of NCRP after you opt-in to receive our electronic newsletter and alerts. If you no longer wish to receive such information about NCRP and its programs, please send your request to have your information removed from our database to community@ncrp.org.  You may also unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the “Unsubscribe” link that accompanies each electronic newsletter

NCRP may also share your personal information with third party service providers to whom we outsource certain administrative and other functions, including third party providers of billing services, third party shipping companies, e-mail distribution outsources and market analysis vendors.

Aggregate information on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior may be compiled, and analyzed by NCRP to improve functionality and user experience. We may also disclose our users’ personally identifiable information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with NCRP’s rights or property, other users of NCRP’s Web site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose your personally identifiable information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve NCRP’s Web site. This description of our use of your personally identifiable information is not exclusive.


You may opt to receive newsletters and other materials from time to time containing information that we think may be of interest to you. If you later decide you do not wish to receive any further materials from us, please send your request to have your information removed from our database to community@ncrp.org.  You may also unsubscribe at anytime using the “Unsubscribe” link that accompanies each electronic newsletter. Please be aware that we may contact you for administrative purposes, to notify you about important changes to the Site or to respond to your inquiries, even if you unsubscribe from our mail list.


Like many other Web sites, www.ncrp.org  uses “cookies,” which are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. The use of cookies enables us to obtain information about your use of www.ncrp.org, such as whether you have visited www.ncrp.org more than once and how you found us. This information allows us to more effectively tailor NCRP’s Web site and outreach efforts. In addition, many improvements and updates to www.ncrp.org are based on data obtained from the use of cookies, such as the total number of visitors and pages viewed.

Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to prevent it. However, if you choose to disable our cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of www.ncrp.org

In some cases we may also track or collect information about your use of www.ncrp.org by small, 1-pixel gifs (Web bugs), the numeric address assigned to the computer you are using (your IP address) or by the URLs that you come from or leave to. These methods allow us to analyze trends across www.ncrp.org, such as which of our Web pages are most popular and to track your behavior on www.ncrp.org, such as which articles you choose to read. We also use this information to resolve server problems and to administer


If you would like to access, update, correct, or request the removal of the personal information you have provided to us, please contact community@ncrp.org.


Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure by NCRP of information NCRP collects from or about you. This Site may contain links to other sites and we may engage third party suppliers or other service providers which may adhere to their own privacy customs and policies. NCRP does not control the content or privacy policies of such sites or the privacy policies of such third parties. NCRP accepts no responsibility or liability for privacy or other issues related to the collection or use of your information by such other sites or third parties. We encourage you to be aware when you leave www.ncrp.org and to read the privacy statements of each site you visit.


We may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it frequently. We will indicate at the top of the policy when it was most recently updated and, if the changes are significant, we will provide more prominent notice.


We share your concern over the safety and security of your personal information on the Internet and have implemented procedures to promote the safety and security of the information we collect online. We use industry standard efforts (such as secure socket layers, where appropriate) to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. For example, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.

Users in the European Union should be aware that their data will be transferred to the United States and that the European Commission has not found United States law to adequately protect the rights of data subjects.  Users in the European Union who believe their data has been misused have the right to lodge a complaint with their Member State’s supervisory authority.


Questions or suggestions should be directed to info@NCRP.org.