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Philanthropy: Conversation and Action Needed on Equity

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: December 07, 2016

Our work together is more important than ever. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I found myself reflecting about how grateful I am for all of you, staff, volunteers and trustees for an amazing web of nonprofits and… Read More

What are you thankful for in philanthropy this holiday season?

Written by: Jack Rome

Date: November 30, 2016

A lot is going on at NCRP. Between the brand new Strategic Framework, the upcoming fall edition of Responsive Philanthropy and our new website, it can be hard to find time for reflection. But at NCRP,… Read More

Strategic Framework 2017-2026

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: November 28, 2016

We are excited about NCRP’s 10-Year Strategic Framework! We believe you will be, too. There are pressing challenges facing our society, and philanthropy can and must play a meaningful role in building a fairer, more just… Read More

When a Foundation Board Gets in the Way of Community Impact

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: November 14, 2016

This commentary was originally published on Nonprofit Quarterly. Last month brought the announcement that William Penn Foundation executive director Laura Sparks has accepted the position of president at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art,… Read More

Reflections on the National Museum of African American History & Culture

Written by: Janay Richmond

Date: November 02, 2016

Every month, staff at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy gather for a staff activity, an opportunity for us to step away from our computers and bond. In my 1.5 years here, we’ve done everything from… Read More

Sojourning for CHANGE

Written by: Jeanné Isler

Date: November 01, 2016

The respected author Octavia Butler explored the potential and power of change in her acclaimed novels Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents. In the stories, a disabled, Black teenage girl named Lauren Olamina… Read More


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