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Home is where the South is: What grantmaking in the South has meant for Solutions Project and my own leadership

Written by: Tyler Nickerson

Date: May 23, 2017

In a beautiful display of Southern hospitality, all of the nearly 150 attendees of the Grantmakers for Southern Progress (GSP) gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, in April were asked to introduce themselves and name the place… Read More

The Women’s March, Indivisible and Standing Rock: How to convert the energy and enthusiasm of the moment into long-lasting progressive power

Written by: Brian Young

Date: May 18, 2017

It was just a week before the Women’s March, and we faced a problem at the Action Network. The map on our distributed events tool, the organizing home for the marches worldwide, was in danger of… Read More

Did philanthropy do enough?

Written by: Kristina ("Yna") C. Moore

Date: May 12, 2017

Will history look favorably at philanthropy’s efforts to protect and promote equity during the Trump Administration? Attendees of the Northern California Grantmakers Association’s annual conference were treated to a rousing debate over this very question. The… Read More

Refuse to do business with firms that undermine what your foundation stands for

Written by: Dan Petegorsky

Date: May 09, 2017

In a recent piece in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, sector leaders, including NCRP President and CEO Aaron Dorfman, asked if foundations are doing enough to respond to the challenges posed by the Trump administration. They mentioned… Read More

Introducing #MovementMoney, a series of videos and conversations to inform our new strategic framework

Written by: Jack Rome

Date: May 04, 2017

What do social justice movements need from philanthropy especially in these times when equity, justice and inclusion are being challenged in our communities and our country? More than 300 foundation and nonprofit leaders grappled with this… Read More

7 Actions by leading foundations to protect access to health care

Written by: Jennifer Choi

Date: May 02, 2017

Despite the GOP seemingly lacking the votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ACA isn’t out of the woods just yet. Nor are Medicaid and Medicare. How do we stay in front of protecting affordable… Read More


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