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How can philanthropy help rebuild trust in the press?

Written by: NCRP

Date: May 30, 2017

“How do we respond to our new political and social reality?” Many in philanthropy are grappling with this question at this very moment. Some foundations have taken bold steps in providing much-needed funding to groups working… Read More

Philanthropy: Silence is not an acceptable response to Trump’s orders on immigrants and refugees

Written by: Ben Barge

Date: February 15, 2017

A week ago, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees issued a powerful joint statement calling on funders to take a stand against President Trump’s executive orders on immigrants and refugees. Since then, 140 foundations have signed… Read More

Collaboration and lasting change: With good philanthropy, anything is possible

Written by: Jack Rome

Date: February 07, 2017

A few weeks ago, NCRP’s President and CEO, Aaron Dorfman, presented at Minnesota Council on Foundation’s Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. The conference focused on “philanthropy in action,” and Aaron was determined to send a message… Read More

Our top 10 blog posts of 2016

Written by: Peter Haldis

Date: December 30, 2016

In 2016, we added 80 new posts to NCRP’s blog. Below are the 10 most popular posts during the past 12 months. Thank you to all of our excellent contributors and our readers for helping us keep… Read More

NCRP: Coming soon to your favorite podcast

Written by: Peter Haldis

Date: July 14, 2016

Working in NCRP’s communications department, I know how difficult it is to get mainstream news outlets to cover philanthropy. It’s not a sexy topic, and many in the general public probably think of foundations as “those… Read More

Rethinking the Funding Equation: Can General Operating Support Become the New Normal?

Written by: Jennifer Teunon

Date: February 10, 2016

This post first appeared on the National Center for Family Philanthropy's blog, Family Giving News, on January 26, 2016. Foundations seemed so mysterious to me when I started my career in nonprofits. At the time, back… Read More


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