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Foundations and donors: Boost your impact in 2019

Written by: NCRP

Date: February 13, 2019

The beginning of the year is a chance for many funders to examine what they can do better – and differently – to move justice and equity forward in communities and issues they care about. “There… Read More

Commitment to racial equity: Consumer Health Foundation

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: February 12, 2019

Editor’s note: The following is a Power Moves toolkit Power in Practice example. “Issues of race and racism dominated the media and political landscape over the past 2 years. During that time, I was heartened that racism was… Read More

You can’t give from an empty cup

Written by: Stephanie Peng

Date: February 07, 2019

Recently, I had a family emergency that took me away from work for a couple of weeks. During that time, my colleagues encouraged me to take the time I needed to be with my family, and… Read More

Dear Howard Schultz, don’t do it!

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: February 05, 2019

Dear Mr. Schultz, Don’t do it! The Washington Post reported last week that you might spend $300-$500 million of your own money on a campaign to run for President. Please reconsider. Others have made the political… Read More

2 Place-based equity funders hold up a mirror to examine their power

Written by: Reed Young

Date: February 04, 2019

“Do you want to be powerful?” asked Jeanné Isler, NCRP’s vice president and chief engagement officer, as she opened the first deep-dive webinar in a series from The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN).… Read More

Recent calls for foundation engagement leave out grantees and communities they serve

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

Date: January 23, 2019

Two recent philanthropic sector news items have attracted the attention of philanthro-folks on social media. Both channel current debates about whose voices are heard in public discourse, and both hint at opportunities for foundations to embrace sharing… Read More


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