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We treated the symptom — now eradicate the disease

Written by: Brenda Sears

Date: February 18, 2021

The good news: We treated the immediate symptom. As we approach 500,000 deaths from coronavirus, we seem to have survived 4 years of attacks on our democratic norms and voted in a new administration that promises… Read More

COVID-19 philanthropy and 4 big questions for 2021

Written by: Ryan Schlegel, Anna Koob

Date: February 03, 2021

Editor's note: This post was originally published on NCRP's Medium page and on Candid's blog. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted every aspect of life around the globe and exacerbated perennial challenges such as entrenched poverty, hunger, lack… Read More

How philanthropy can shift power and ignite change in rural communities

Written by: Jason Baisden, Paula Swepson and Mary Snow

Date: February 01, 2021

Editor's note: Check out this post on NCRP's Medium page for a Q&A with authors Jason Baisden, Paula Swepson and Mary Snow. Many rural areas have strong agricultural industries, deep manufacturing roots and committed local residents.… Read More

A world without abortion is already here. How philanthropy should respond

Written by: Brandi Collins-Calhoun, Stephanie Peng

Date: January 28, 2021

In early 2020, NCRP began exploring philanthropy’s investment in the reproductive justice movement and those providing services on the frontlines. The reason was simple: Increasingly restrictive state legislation, a more conservative U.S. Supreme Court and an… Read More

7 Tips for donors who want to successfully support Latinas in leadership

Written by: Denise Padín Collazo

Date: January 14, 2021

I invite donors to act as boldly as the Black and brown women whose bodies are the front lines of change.    In Georgia, long before the 2020 elections were part of the national news cycle, Nse Ufot, Stacey Abrams, LaTosha Brown, Phyllis Hill… Read More

Two days, one America

Written by: Ben Barge

Date: January 13, 2021

This post was originally published on NCRP's Medium page. On Jan. 5, my home state of Georgia made history. Georgians chose to send Rev. Raphael Warnock to Washington, making him Georgia’s first Black U.S. senator, the country’s 11th Black senator ever, and the second Black senator from a former Confederate state since Reconstruction. They also… Read More


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