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Unpacking privilege, sharing wealth: Reflections from Making Money Make Change conference

Written by: Reed Young

Date: November 16, 2018

It’s been more than two weeks since I returned from Resource Generation’s Making Money Make Change conference in Minnesota, and although it may have been rainy outside the conference room, a fire was stoked inside me.… Read More

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Black racism both advance white supremacy

Written by: Jeanné Isler, Timi Gerson

Date: November 15, 2018

Last month, our communities came under physical attack again. The president sent more than 5,000 troops threatening state-sponsored violence against a caravan of Central American refugees seeking political asylum. Two Black senior citizens, Maurice Stallard and… Read More

3 Lessons for philanthropists from the midterm elections

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: November 12, 2018

Updated 11/19/2018 to clarify that The Nathan Cummings Foundation increased its payout rate from 5.75% to 6.75% in 2017 and 2018, and has committed to maintaining an elevated payout rate for the next 3 years. The… Read More

ioby topples barriers to neighborhood change

Written by: Troy Price

Date: November 08, 2018

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series of posts featuring NCRP nonprofit members. What would you do if one day your utility company came by and ripped out all of the streetlamps on… Read More

3 Reasons why grantmakers don’t face power head on

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

Date: October 31, 2018

In philanthropy, power shows up in many ways, from the board room to conversations with grant partners and community members. Yet, many funders don’t acknowledge the reality of power. Why? And why does it matter? In… Read More

What shifting power in philanthropy looks like from a community’s perspective

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

Date: October 30, 2018

Many leaders working on the front lines of efforts to secure a thriving future for marginalized communities see first-hand the disconnect between grantmakers’ desire to help these causes and how these funders effectively (or ineffectively) leverage… Read More


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