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Bad Data Helps Advance an Anti-Black Agenda

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

 The latest issue of brand new far-right magazine Compact repeats Candid racial equity numbers that include pledges, double counting, and in-kind giving to decry the "dizzying array" of foundations willing to throw "no-strings-attached money" at racial equity.  … Read More

Creating Black Systems of Care and the Next Generation of Black Maternal Health Leaders

Written by: Kanika A. Harris

[caption id="attachment_20572" align="alignright" width="300"] Kanika A. Harris[/caption] Reflecting on Black Maternal Health Week’s theme “Building for Liberation: Centering Black Mamas, Black Families, and Black Systems of Care” Dr. Kanika A. Harris, MPH, the Director of Maternal… Read More

How Philanthropy Can Support the Leadership of Black & Other Women of Color

Written by: Avery Crocker

Date: April 01, 2022

As we end Women's History Month, its important to remember that we have an opportunity on a daily basis to honor the many generations of trailblazing women who have helped shape our lives today. For philanthropy,… Read More

Remembering Dave Beckwith

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: March 22, 2022

As most of you have heard by now, Dave Beckwith, my friend and co-conspirator for the past 20 years, died on February 22, 2022. Dave was perhaps the single greatest champion within philanthropy for community organizing.… Read More

Unpacking Philanthropy Ep. 2: What We Can Learn from the Otto Bremer Trust Debacle (Transcript)

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: February 23, 2022

The following is a transcript of Episode 2 of NCRP’s new video series, Unpacking Philanthropy.   Check out the video here on LinkedIn.  Hello and welcome to Unpacking Philanthropy. I'm Aaron Dorfman. If you've ever lived… Read More

Pink House Foundation Details How to Systematically Shift Power

Written by: Eleni Refu

Date: February 03, 2022

The staff at the Pink House Foundation (PHF) have really done their colleagues an invaluable service by detailing their racial justice efforts on the editorial pages of Inside Philanthropy.   In Answering the Call: One Foundation’s… Read More


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