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Philanthropy has an extraordinary opportunity to help religious institutions in crisis

Written by: Donna Schaper

Date: January 25, 2018

Religious buildings, often at the center of communities, are in danger. Deferred and expensive maintenance along with membership decline has put them in a precarious position. Economic disparity and gentrification in major cities are common threats… Read More

2017 wasn’t all bad … some reasons for optimism

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: January 24, 2018

Before we get too far into 2018, I’d like to take this opportunity to remember some of the bright spots of 2017 related to philanthropy that advances equity and justice. 2017 was NCRP’s first full year… Read More

Will philanthropy sit on the sidelines as the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty fights to eliminate capital punishment?

Written by: Troy Price

Date: January 23, 2018

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series of posts featuring NCRP nonprofit members. “The American people, fully informed as to the purposes of the death penalty and its liabilities, would in my view… Read More

Ways companies can be philanthropic without giving a dime

Written by: Janay Richmond

Date: January 18, 2018

Too many corporate philanthropies and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives are restricted in their ability to produce substantive change. And, corporations’ relentless pursuit of business success, and the consequential harm to people and places that resulted,… Read More

How do you get kids to think creatively? Creative Action has the answers

Written by: Troy Price

Date: January 16, 2018

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series of posts featuring NCRP nonprofit members. How do you get young people to express themselves? How do you encourage them to think creatively? And in what… Read More

What does MLK have to teach us in philanthropy about campaign strategy and tactics?

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: January 15, 2018

Are the teachings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the great civil rights leader whose birthday we celebrate today, relevant in the current political climate? Absolutely. Last week, a prominent liberal opinion columnist for… Read More


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