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Making the Invisible, Visible

Written by: Stephanie Peng

Date: August 04, 2021

I started noticing a change on my daily walks a couple months ago: a portrait of an Asian-American woman with the words "We belong here" written on them. These vibrant portraits, created by artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya,… Read More

We need to #DisruptPhilanthropyNOW! more than ever

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Editor's Note: This post is co-published as part of the #DisruptPhilanthropyNow campaign, being organized by The Within Our Lifetime (WOL) Network. Racial justice leaders and movement organizers are encouraged to submit their stories about racially inequitable… Read More

4 Lessons from A Black Education Network’s partnership with Hewlett Foundation’s Larry Kramer

Written by: Debra Watkins

Date: June 30, 2021

For many nonprofit leaders, relationships with foundation heads, wealthy donors and other philanthropic leaders can be difficult and complicated to manage. Below are 4 lessons that I have gleaned from my unlikely partnership over the years with Larry Kramer of the Hewlett Foundation that might be helpful for these leaders… Read More

Hope – and action – grows in Brooklyn

Written by: Ben Barge

Today NCRP celebrates the announcement from the Brooklyn Community Foundation that going forward, they will ensure that "at least 30 percent of all grants--both in discretionary grantmaking and across Donor Advised Funds" to "explicitly benefit Black… Read More

NCRP celebrates 45 years of being philanthropy’s watchdog and critical friend

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: June 08, 2021

In 1976, a group of courageous nonprofit leaders decided they would attempt to hold philanthropy accountable to the needs of communities who had been marginalized in society. They made the important decision to transition from an ad hoc coalition, the Donee Group, to… Read More

Understanding equity: A sit down with Social Venture Partners Cleveland

Written by: Wynter Moore

Date: May 18, 2021

NCRP’s Power Moves team chatted recently with Emily Troia, manager of partner engagement and communications for Social Venture Partners (SVP) Cleveland. As NCRP expands its focus beyond grantmaking institutions to influence individual donors, SVP Cleveland’s story offers insight into the ways Power Moves can be adapted by donor networks… Read More


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