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Announcing the first foundation assessment guide on power and privilege

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: May 02, 2018

Every once in a while, if we’re lucky, we get to be part of something truly transformative. Something that has an outsized impact in bending the moral arc of the universe towards justice. Today’s release of… Read More

Why we need to #DisruptPhilanthropyNOW

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: April 25, 2018

A graduate student interviewing me for a paper recently asked “How could we force foundations to transform their internal culture and open wider conversations about equity to as many stakeholders as possible?” I told her we… Read More

Learn how ¡HICA! is building power in Alabama’s Latinx population

Written by: Troy Price

Date: April 24, 2018

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series of posts featuring NCRP nonprofit members. National funders who care about civic engagement in the South need to increasingly focus on power-building in communities of color.… Read More

Centering power: The leading edge in health equity philanthropy

Written by: Lili Farhang

Date: April 17, 2018

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” – Aboriginal activists group /… Read More

Conference attendees get sneak PEAK at new NCRP guide on using power to advance equity

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: April 10, 2018

Despite the tempting distractions of sunny Orlando, it was a full house at NCRP’s session at the PEAK Grantmaking annual conference in March. Co-led by me and Project Streamline’s Jessica Bearman, the workshop topic was “Beyond… Read More

Accountability and alignment in philanthropy: Reflections from the Just Transition Forum

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: April 06, 2018

What does accountability in philanthropy look like today? This was a particularly salient question at the Just Transition Forum, a powerful cross-sector convening hosted by the Building Equity and Alignment (BEA) for Impact Initiative in Jackson,… Read More


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