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This year has seen incredible leadership and dangerous failures from philanthropy

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: November 10, 2020

Leadership matters, especially in challenging times.  I am feeling deep gratitude for the nonprofits (501c3 and 501c4) that played such an incredibly important role this year protecting democracy. Their work was absolutely pivotal.  Joe Biden and… Read More

It’s time for philanthropy to dip into its pantries

Written by: Donna Schaper

Date: July 07, 2020

When the coronavirus first came to my consciousness, I went shopping. We made a plan: Don’t dip into our pantry until we need to. And when we had to, we would replace it immediately with another… Read More

NCRP webinar panelists stress philanthropy’s role in reimagining what’s possible for democracy and the economy

Written by: Elbert Garcia

Date: May 28, 2020

For the panelists assembled for NCRP’s latest webinar, philanthropy’s role in helping communities steer through the current coronavirus pandemic is clear. There is a responsibility to go beyond grantmaking and use their influence to make possible… Read More

What lessons can funders learn from grantmaking during the Great Recession?

Written by: NCRP

Date: April 16, 2020

Most large U.S. foundations reduced their grantmaking during the Great Recession of 2008-09, but in a recent column for HistPhil, NCRP Director of Research Ryan Schlegel highlighted 2 foundations that did not: "Neither The California Endowment (TCE)… Read More

Fertilizing the grassroots that confront the COVID-19 crisis

Written by: Jeanné Lewis

Date: April 15, 2020

A friend and grassroots organizer recently posted on Facebook that a local women’s shelter needed emergency supplies. Several people replied that they had items to donate. My friend organized a contact-free pickup process. I went to… Read More

My favorite funder responses so far to COVID-19

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: March 18, 2020

It’s still early in the COVID-19 crisis, yet many funders have already taken important steps to support grantees. Dozens of community foundations have established rapid response funds, which will be hugely important. Kudos to Seattle Foundation… Read More

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