Keeping a close eye on philanthropy

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Refuse to do business with firms that undermine what your foundation stands for

Written by: Dan Petegorsky

Date: May 09, 2017

In a recent piece in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, sector leaders, including NCRP President and CEO Aaron Dorfman, asked if foundations are doing enough to respond to the challenges posed by the Trump administration. They mentioned… Read More

Introducing #MovementMoney, a series of videos and conversations to inform our new strategic framework

Written by: Jack Rome

Date: May 04, 2017

What do social justice movements need from philanthropy especially in these times when equity, justice and inclusion are being challenged in our communities and our country? More than 300 foundation and nonprofit leaders grappled with this… Read More

7 Actions by leading foundations to protect access to health care

Written by: Jennifer Choi

Date: May 02, 2017

Despite the GOP seemingly lacking the votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ACA isn’t out of the woods just yet. Nor are Medicaid and Medicare. How do we stay in front of protecting affordable… Read More

Nonprofits, philanthropy needs you to be brave

Written by: Jeanné Isler

Date: April 25, 2017

When I was a kid, I sometimes paced around my room at night thinking about all the responses I wanted to give to things people said to me throughout the day. I usually promised myself that… Read More

As the South Grows … and NCRP along with it

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

Date: April 18, 2017

Do you remember a time when you prompted a “bless your heart” from a Southern friend, family member or colleague? It’s one of those phrases that packs several sentences’ worth of meaning into three little words. It… Read More

10 do’s and don’ts for foundations and donors

Written by: NCRP

Date: April 13, 2017

Is your foundation prioritizing leaders and organizations that have the trust of the communities you serve? Or perhaps your nonprofit feels that donors simply "don't get it" and are hindering instead of helping positive change from taking place?… Read More


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