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Supporting people-powered, transformative fundraising

Written by: Elbert Garcia

Date: September 15, 2020

Fundraising, especially for small grassroots nonprofits, is often a necessary, but daunting task. For those who are working hard toward ending the exploitative nature of much of our economic system, it can be especially frustrating to… Read More

What funders can learn from “2020’s Most Important Show” (Part II)

Written by: Ben Barge

Date: September 09, 2020

Part 2 of our discussion with Comunidad Colectiva’s Stefania Arteaga. Read part 1 here. When it premiered in August, Time Magazine called Netflix’s "Immigrant Nation" one of the year’s most important documentaries. NCRP Field Director Ben Barge… Read More

Breaking Southern charms and chains

Written by: Valaida Fullwood

Date: September 02, 2020

Or what does it mean to be bold and Black in Charlotte, North Carolina, right now?  Three years ago, I read a report stating that, out of the tens of billions of dollars in annual philanthropic giving by U.S. foundations, an estimated  2% of… Read More

Q&A: Leadership, lights, camera y Comunidad! (Part I)

Written by: Ben Barge

Date: September 01, 2020

Part 1 of 2: How a Netflix documentary on nation’s immigration system puts a spotlight on the Comunidad Colectiva and the Carolina Migrant Network.  Last month, Netfix premiered “Immigration Nation,” a multi-part documentary about the nation’s… Read More

Black funding denied: Community foundation support for Black communities

Editor's Note In an effort to further clarify our point and methodology, we have edited several parts of the report to make it clear that we are discussing community foundation grants that were specifically targeted to… Read More

Philanthropy’s new normal needs to include AAPI communities

Written by: Stephanie Peng

Date: July 16, 2020

If the past few months have shown us anything, it is that there is no going back to normal. Beyond the unimaginable thought of full subway trains and crowded restaurants and bars, our “normal” was horribly… Read More


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