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What we take into the new year

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: December 22, 2020

There is no doubt that this has been a uniquely challenging year for everyone across all sectors and professions, in ways we couldn’t even have fathomed as the year began.  At NCRP, our work to achieve long-term change and support for under-resourced Black, Indigenous… Read More

Sharing power through grantmaking with the Stupski Foundation

Written by: Eleni Refu

Date: November 25, 2020

As our nation struggles with how to commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday amid a pandemic, it's important to remember that we humans have a natural propensity to share with one another even when our resources are limited.   Despite the cynicism and judgments of the… Read More

Fighting for a more just and equitable ‘normal’

Written by: Cleyris Perez-Santos

Date: November 24, 2020

This year has been an exhausting year of multiple intersectional crises. We've seen everything from earthquakes in Puerto Rico to ravenous wildfires on the West Coast, all amidst a global pandemic, a never-ending string of law enforcement abuse cases and an election… Read More

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

Appreciating my Hispanic colleagues and the many issues they face

Written by: Brandi Collins-Calhoun

Date: October 21, 2020

As we conclude the final week of Hispanic Heritage Month, I want to take a moment and some words to appreciate our Hispanic and Latinx comrades1.    No matter my work, defunding the police, abortion access and everything in-between, they met me on the… Read More

A trend among people of color disability advocates: Working as consultants

Written by: Adam Fishbein

Date: October 13, 2020

I recently spoke to Zakiya Mabery, founder of B. Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Planning, to spark an action-oriented conversation in philanthropy about including the needs and voices of the disability community in efforts to combat systemic racism. … Read More


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