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To build healthy relationships with grantees, funders need to shift the power dynamics

Written by: Jennifer Choi

Date: October 20, 2017

Power dynamics are the most significant source of tension in building trust and healthy relationships for better place-based funding by national funders. It’s touchy and no one really wants to name it, but it’s true: It’s very… Read More

NCRP members are making a difference!

Written by: NCRP

Date: October 06, 2017

To showcase our nonprofit members, NCRP invited them to submit their mission and a story of impact to be presented as a poster at last month’s 2017 Impact Awards reception in New Orleans. We received more… Read More

New board leadership and five new foundation leaders join NCRP’s board of directors

Written by: NCRP

Date: September 28, 2017

We’re excited to announce that yesterday Reverend Starsky Wilson, president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri, was elected unanimously as the new chair of NCRP’s board, succeeding Sherece West-Scantlebury. Sherece, who leads Winthrop… Read More

Unprecedented storms demand an unprecedented philanthropic response

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

Date: September 26, 2017

The historic Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have weakened or dissipated. But communities are just beginning to come to grips with the devastation caused by these storms measured in lives lost, properties damaged and communities displaced.… Read More

An inspiring night to remember at the 2017 NCRP Impact Awards

Written by: Jeanné Isler

Date: September 19, 2017

“This here: It cannot be work. It is community. It is remembering. It is the reminder that we deserve better.”  -    Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa, Activist, Poet and Performer There were many goosebump-inducing moments at last night’s… Read More

Racial healing in Chicago: “It’s worth the risk”

Written by: Jeanné Isler

Date: September 15, 2017

In our recently released summer edition of “Responsive Philanthropy,” I wrote about why W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) believes racial healing can transform the nation and how WKKF is attempting “…to acknowledge the wrongs of the past,… Read More


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