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Nonprofits, philanthropy needs you to be brave

Written by: Jeanné Isler

When I was a kid, I sometimes paced around my room at night thinking about all the responses I wanted to give to things people said to me throughout the day. I usually promised myself that… Read More

As the South Grows … and NCRP along with it

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

Date: April 18, 2017

Do you remember a time when you prompted a “bless your heart” from a Southern friend, family member or colleague? It’s one of those phrases that packs several sentences’ worth of meaning into three little words. It… Read More

10 do’s and don’ts for foundations and donors

Written by: NCRP

Date: April 13, 2017

Is your foundation prioritizing leaders and organizations that have the trust of the communities you serve? Or perhaps your nonprofit feels that donors simply "don't get it" and are hindering instead of helping positive change from taking place?… Read More

Stories from the Deep South illuminate untapped potential for philanthropists

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

Date: April 05, 2017

Does your foundation or those in your area invest in the South in ways that promote strong, vibrant communities where all residents thrive? If not, you’re not alone. “Many philanthropists choose not to invest in Southern… Read More

Outrageous headlines from philanthropy you won’t see elsewhere

Written by: NCRP

Date: April 01, 2017

Here at NCRP, we pride ourselves on doing good research that translates into effective tools for the sector. What many folks may not know is that we frequently hear about important news and happenings from around… Read More

Did Illinois’ largest foundations buck the trend in giving to underserved communities?

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

Date: March 23, 2017

If you’re a regular at NCRP’s blog (If so, thank you!), you probably know by now that most of the country’s largest foundations aren’t giving in ways that maximize the good that their grant dollars can… Read More


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