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Appreciating my Hispanic colleagues and the many issues they face

Written by: Brandi Collins-Calhoun

Date: October 21, 2020

As we conclude the final week of Hispanic Heritage Month, I want to take a moment and some words to appreciate our Hispanic and Latinx comrades1.    No matter my work, defunding the police, abortion access and everything in-between, they met me on the… Read More

A trend among people of color disability advocates: Working as consultants

Written by: Adam Fishbein

Date: October 13, 2020

I recently spoke to Zakiya Mabery, founder of B. Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Planning, to spark an action-oriented conversation in philanthropy about including the needs and voices of the disability community in efforts to combat systemic racism. … Read More

Moving forward together to support funding Black communities

Written by: Aaron Dorfman, Dr. Starsky Wilson

Date: October 06, 2020

Editor's Note: This reflection on our most recent data report was originally published as a Letter to the Editor in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The controversy surrounding NCRP’s latest report, Black Funding Denied, has been intense.… Read More

Supporting people-powered, transformative fundraising

Written by: Elbert Garcia

Date: September 15, 2020

Fundraising, especially for small grassroots nonprofits, is often a necessary, but daunting task. For those who are working hard toward ending the exploitative nature of much of our economic system, it can be especially frustrating to… Read More

What funders can learn from “2020’s Most Important Show” (Part II)

Written by: Ben Barge

Date: September 09, 2020

Part 2 of our discussion with Comunidad Colectiva’s Stefania Arteaga. Read part 1 here. When it premiered in August, Time Magazine called Netflix’s "Immigrant Nation" one of the year’s most important documentaries. NCRP Field Director Ben Barge… Read More

Breaking Southern charms and chains

Written by: Valaida Fullwood

Date: September 02, 2020

Or what does it mean to be bold and Black in Charlotte, North Carolina, right now?  Three years ago, I read a report stating that, out of the tens of billions of dollars in annual philanthropic giving by U.S. foundations, an estimated  2% of… Read More


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