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Calls to eliminate the Johnson Amendment part of a broader strategy to underwrite religious extremism

Written by: Dan Petegorsky

Date: February 22, 2017

In supporting foundations and nonprofits working for long-term, systemic change, one of NCRP’s greatest roadblocks is not the stringency of IRS regulations themselves, but the fear many foundations and their grantees have of running afoul of… Read More

Philanthropy needs to have standards

Written by: Henry Lagrimini

Date: February 17, 2017

Throughout the good and the bad, the lows and highs, markets bull and bear, one thing has remained the same: Charitable giving is part of the America psyche. For better or worse, it’s part of who… Read More

Philanthropy: Silence is not an acceptable response to Trump’s orders on immigrants and refugees

Written by: Ben Barge

Date: February 15, 2017

A week ago, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees issued a powerful joint statement calling on funders to take a stand against President Trump’s executive orders on immigrants and refugees. Since then, 140 foundations have signed… Read More

Collaboration and lasting change: With good philanthropy, anything is possible

Written by: Jack Rome

Date: February 07, 2017

A few weeks ago, NCRP’s President and CEO, Aaron Dorfman, presented at Minnesota Council on Foundation’s Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. The conference focused on “philanthropy in action,” and Aaron was determined to send a message… Read More

Big vision requires big bets

Written by: Anthony Iton

Date: February 03, 2017

Recent national events have raised fundamental questions about who we are as Americans. The answers to these questions may threaten the health, safety and well-being of many of our neighbors, friends and colleagues, and ultimately each… Read More

The time is now: How grantmakers can help preserve health access for millions of Americans

Written by: Richard Kirsch

Date: February 01, 2017

Editor's note: This is the first of several blog posts highlighting health advocacy efforts in the first 100 days of the new presidential administration. NCRP will share additional health advocacy resources during the next several months in… Read More


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