Keeping a close eye on philanthropy

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ioby topples barriers to neighborhood change

Written by: Troy Price

Date: November 08, 2018

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series of posts featuring NCRP nonprofit members. What would you do if one day your utility company came by and ripped out all of the streetlamps on… Read More

3 Reasons why grantmakers don’t face power head on

Written by: Kristina ("Yna") C. Moore

Date: October 31, 2018

In philanthropy, power shows up in many ways, from the board room to conversations with grant partners and community members. Yet, many funders don’t acknowledge the reality of power. Why? And why does it matter? In… Read More

What shifting power in philanthropy looks like from a community’s perspective

Written by: Kristina ("Yna") C. Moore

Date: October 30, 2018

Many leaders working on the front lines of efforts to secure a thriving future for marginalized communities see first-hand the disconnect between grantmakers’ desire to help these causes and how these funders effectively (or ineffectively) leverage… Read More

How can grantmakers be accountable when they have little oversight?

Written by: Kristina ("Yna") C. Moore

Date: October 29, 2018

There’s no way around it, and it’s futile to deny it. Grantmakers have power. In “Wielding Philanthropic Power with Accountability,” Judy Belk, president and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation, writes about the importance of speaking… Read More

New season, new opportunities to explore power and equity

Written by: Reed Young

Date: October 26, 2018

Over the past several months, NCRP has engaged more than 1,600 people through downloads, learning groups, webinars and blog posts regarding our new self-assessment toolkit, Power Moves. Now that the weather is changing and leaves are… Read More

Family foundations benefit from diverse boards

Written by: Kristina ("Yna") C. Moore

Date: October 23, 2018

For many family foundations, bringing in non-family members into the board may seem unnecessary. But for Nathan Cummings Foundation, it has proven to be to be essential ingredient in the foundation’s effectiveness and continuing impact on… Read More


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