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Fires in the South: Lessons and partners for philanthropy

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: June 21, 2017

As grantmakers show increased interest in funding Southern partners, it’s important to ask: What’s different about relationship-building and racial justice work in the American South? How can national funders be responsive and impactful in operationalizing their… Read More

Nominate a grantmaker for the 2017 NCRP Impact Awards

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: June 15, 2017

Do you know of grantmakers that in the past year boldly … Led by example Took risks with their giving Stood with those who are vulnerable and marginalized … in response to our current political, social… Read More

How can philanthropy help rebuild trust in the press?

Written by: NCRP

Date: May 30, 2017

“How do we respond to our new political and social reality?” Many in philanthropy are grappling with this question at this very moment. Some foundations have taken bold steps in providing much-needed funding to groups working… Read More

Home is where the South is: What grantmaking in the South has meant for Solutions Project and my own leadership

Written by: Tyler Nickerson

Date: May 23, 2017

In a beautiful display of Southern hospitality, all of the nearly 150 attendees of the Grantmakers for Southern Progress (GSP) gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, in April were asked to introduce themselves and name the place… Read More

The Women’s March, Indivisible and Standing Rock: How to convert the energy and enthusiasm of the moment into long-lasting progressive power

Written by: Brian Young

Date: May 18, 2017

It was just a week before the Women’s March, and we faced a problem at the Action Network. The map on our distributed events tool, the organizing home for the marches worldwide, was in danger of… Read More

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


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