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Philanthropy must practice vulnerability to catalyze change

Written by: Eleni Refu

Date: February 21, 2020

In an age where social media pressures us to present a picture-perfect version of ourselves, it can be hard to remember that each of us have some source of vulnerability – that part of ourselves that… Read More

Give me your tired, your poor, no more? Philanthropy must respond in the face of xenophobia.

Written by: Stephanie Peng

Date: February 06, 2020

Anti-immigrant rhetoric has become all too common in the Trump era – most recently in this week’s State of the Union address. But it’s not all talk. Last week, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Supreme Court… Read More

3 Things small funders can do to turn racial equity rhetoric into reality

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

Date: February 04, 2020

It’s easy to forget, in a sector where Gateses, Fords, Lillys and Hewletts dominate the discourse, that most institutional philanthropies are small, leanly staffed, little-known foundations. In any given year, roughly a quarter of all U.S.… Read More

Nonprofits support boosts Puerto Rico earthquake recovery efforts

Written by: Adam Fishbein

Date: January 30, 2020

In the aftermath of this year’s series of devastating earthquakes in Puerto Rico, local nonprofits across the island are providing crucial services to thousands of affected Puerto Ricans.  Current and former NCRP nonprofit members and coalition partners supporting recovery efforts include Taller Salud, The Center for Popular… Read More

Funders can’t turn over leadership to communities if they aren’t leaders in the first place

Written by: Allen Smart

Date: January 23, 2020

I read with interest the recent NCRP blog post that summarized the “Let Communities Lead” session at last year’s great Upswell convening in Chicago. Because I led a session on rural funder practice at the meeting… Read More

The power of legacy: Why where I come from led me to NCRP

Written by: Elbert Garcia

Date: January 17, 2020

As we head into the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday weekend, its natural – maybe even necessary -- to reflect on what we are each doing to honor the legacy that he and other civil rights… Read More


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