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Foundations and donors: It’s time to support transformative grassroots work

Written by: NCRP

Date: October 08, 2019

As communities and grassroots organizations across the country continue to fight for equity and justice, many grantmakers and donors are looking for optimal ways to support them. “Now is not the time for business as usual.… Read More

Remembering Rikers Island: Nonprofits and foundations partner for reparative justice

Written by: Troy Price

Date: October 03, 2019

Updated Oct, 7, 2019 to include additional information about the Rikers Public Memory Project and the David Rockefeller Fund's involvement. A collaboration between criminal justice reform advocates, storytellers and a pair of funders has birthed a… Read More

NCRP adds a new board member and announces staff restructuring

Written by: NCRP

Date: September 26, 2019

We're excited to announced that NCRP's board yesterday elected Michael Roberts as a new director. “We couldn’t be happier about Mike joining the board,” said the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation… Read More

Supporting the whole learner means supporting movement organizing on behalf of immigrant students

Written by: Nichia McFarlane

Date: September 24, 2019

I was born in the U.S. to Jamaican immigrants and raised in Brooklyn, New York, in one of the largest West Indian immigrant communities outside of the Caribbean.  I was fortunate to attend public schools that… Read More

Staff are clear and transparent in communication with grantees: The California Endowment

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: August 27, 2019

Editor’s note: The following is a Power Moves toolkit Power in Practice example. "We need more humility from TCE and less arrogance; we need more true partnership and less top-down; we need more input into decisions – and not… Read More

Staff are highly responsive in communication with grantees: New Media Ventures

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: August 20, 2019

Editor’s note: The following is a Power Moves toolkit Power in Practice example. “Funding exclusively through referrals can limit what funders see and increase the risk of confirmation bias – one of the reasons white men are so… Read More


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