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Community-led grantmaking: Collective wisdom for social change

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: September 12, 2017

How can funders make their grantmaking more transparent and inclusive while tackling the unequal power dynamic in philanthropy? With more and more conversations around equity taking place in the sector, community-led grantmaking has proven to be… Read More

Mourning losses, but fighting for Houston

Written by: Ginny Goldman

Date: August 30, 2017

Texas Organizing Project (TOP) is the Houston-based affiliate of NCRP nonprofit member the Center for Popular Democracy. The following is an urgent appeal from Ginny Goldman, TOP’s founder and former director, who is now chairing the… Read More

The 2017 NCRP Impact Awards winners are…

Written by: Jeanné Isler

Date: August 29, 2017

We’re excited to announce the 2017 NCRP Impact Awardees! This year’s awards are special because of the challenging environment our communities are facing. These grantmakers serve as examples of bold, high-impact giving that puts emphasis on… Read More

Philanthropy must invest in the 2020 census immediately

Written by: NCRP

Date: August 23, 2017

The challenges facing our country continue to grow. Funding for the U.S. Census Bureau has been cut, reducing the likelihood of an accurate and representative count. The rightwing push to weaken unions has reduced labor’s ability… Read More

Wealthy donors and grantmakers: You can no longer hide behind neutrality after the terrorist attack in Charlottesville

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: August 14, 2017

Now is not the time for the philanthropic sector to hide behind a false perception of neutrality. Some foundation staff and leaders may decide this weekend’s events and others like them are irrelevant to their grantmaking,… Read More

What does your movement need to flourish?

Written by: Jack Rome

Date: July 26, 2017

What movement do you feel most passionate about? Health? Education? Environment? Criminal Justice? LGBTQ? What does that movement need in order to flourish? How do you think philanthropy can help? We need you to tell us… Read More


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