Keeping a close eye on philanthropy

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Did philanthropy do enough?

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

Date: May 12, 2017

Will history look favorably at philanthropy’s efforts to protect and promote equity during the Trump Administration? Attendees of the Northern California Grantmakers Association’s annual conference were treated to a rousing debate over this very question. The… 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

Why a racial equity audit might make sense for your foundation

Written by: Leticia Alcantar

Date: January 03, 2017

Many of us are still reeling from last month’s election results. Some of us reacted with deep feelings of fear, sadness, demoralization and hopelessness. Now there are many questions and musings about which way forward. Two… Read More

‘Invisible privilege,’ racism and Chicago’s struggle for reconciliation

Written by: Terry Mazany

Date: October 14, 2016

This commentary was originally published on The Chicago Community Trust website. When The Chicago Community Trust held its first On the Table, we heard loud and clear from the community that race and segregation is the biggest… Read More

Dear white folks in philanthropy: My “Miley, what’s good?” moment

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: September 16, 2016

You may remember last year’s controversy between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus. In response to being excluded from nominations for a Video Music Awards category, Minaj expressed public critique on Twitter about double-standards and racial bias… Read More

The Oregon Community Foundation responds to questions from Oregon’s social justice nonprofits

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: September 08, 2016

Interest from Oregon nonprofits prompted NCRP to host an information-sharing webinar on August 4 about our latest Philamplify report, Oregon Community Foundation: Can It Build a Statewide Legacy of Equity and Inclusion? View the presentation slides… Read More


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