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Asking the right questions: How philanthropy can make a difference in challenging times

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: March 15, 2018

NCRP president and CEO Aaron Dorfman delivered the closing keynote at the Yale Philanthropy Conference on February 23, 2018. Brief excerpts from his remarks are below. Text of the full speech can be found here. The slides… Read More

Beyond the walkout: A call to philanthropy to invest in youth-led social change

Written by: Mónica Córdova

Date: March 13, 2018

In late 2007, I was a youth organizer at the SouthWest Organizing Project in Albuquerque, New Mexico, sitting in the third row of a cold school board room anxiously awaiting my turn to speak. A few… Read More

Change begins with funding for women at the local level

Written by: Sophia Cole

Date: March 08, 2018

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." – Gloria Steinem, American feminist, journalist and… Read More

5 important strategies for funders to support power-building in the urban South

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: February 28, 2018

Atlanta is the philanthropic center of the South, and is known as a city of prosperity and inclusiveness. Unfortunately, that reputation is not the reality for all residents of the Metro Atlanta region, as many of… Read More

Ghosts of reporting requirements past: Missed opportunities to build trust and strengthen relationships with grant partners

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: February 27, 2018

Editor's note: This post was originally published on PEAK Insight Journal. The arrival of a new year often spurs us to reflect on our past behaviors and think about what we may want to do differently… Read More

How is Prosperity Now working to address wealth inequality?

Written by: Troy Price

Date: February 20, 2018

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series of posts featuring NCRP nonprofit members. The classic American dream comes with a lot of promises. Things like going to college, owning a home and saving… Read More


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