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The “gig economy” continues to hold back the nonprofit sector

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

Date: January 17, 2019

One of the key charges in David Callahan’s recent compelling indictment of progressive philanthropy is that progressive foundations have wasted time and money by committing to a harebrained scheme of endless program grants while their conservative opponents… Read More

2 Years and counting: The Field Foundation’s equity journey

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: January 10, 2019

“At the heart of our work have been these central questions: Is racial equity in philanthropy even possible? Can the fallacy of philanthropic expertise fall away to create room for the nonprofit visionary to lead? In… Read More

NCRC turns banks into social justice backers

Written by: Troy Price

Date: January 08, 2019

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series of posts featuring NCRP nonprofit members. The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) has pushed banks to provide $84 billion in lending and philanthropy for low-to-moderate-income communities… Read More

2020 census needs funder support to ensure rural inclusion

Written by: Allison Ahcan, Allen Smart

Date: January 03, 2019

The most important upcoming policy moment that will affect rural communities is the 2020 census. An overreliance on on-line respondents, a shortage of dedicated staff focused on hard to count populations and a lack of previously… Read More

The most popular blog posts of 2018

Written by: Peter Haldis

Date: January 01, 2019

Last week, we recapped many of NCRP's activities and accomplishments from 2018. One thing we didn't mention: In 2018, we added 96 posts to NCRP's blog. And, if you follow NCRP on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, you've… Read More

Recapping a big year for NCRP

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: December 27, 2018

We recently announced NCRP’s new Selections Committee and call for Ambassadors for the 2019 Impact Awards, which was a great way to close out a stellar year. To share more highlights from 2018, I invited summaries… Read More


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