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A humbling (foundation) admission about Indian mascots … and a glimmer of hope for the future

Written by: Raymond Foxworth

Date: May 17, 2018

In a May 7 op-ed in USA Today, Dr. Richard Besser, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), publicly acknowledged changes to the foundation’s annual Sports Award. This annual competitive award is intended… Read More

Timi Gerson to join NCRP as vice president and chief content officer

Written by: NCRP

Date: May 10, 2018

We’re excited to announce that Timi Gerson, strategic advocacy and communications consultant at Gerson Strategies, will be NCRP’s new Vice President and Chief Content Officer beginning May 21. Timi will oversee NCRP’s research and assessment efforts… Read More

Learn how ¡HICA! is building power in Alabama’s Latinx population

Written by: Troy Price

Date: April 24, 2018

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series of posts featuring NCRP nonprofit members. National funders who care about civic engagement in the South need to increasingly focus on power-building in communities of color.… Read More

Centering power: The leading edge in health equity philanthropy

Written by: Lili Farhang

Date: April 17, 2018

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” – Aboriginal activists group /… Read More

Asking the right questions: How philanthropy can make a difference in challenging times

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: March 15, 2018

NCRP president and CEO Aaron Dorfman delivered the closing keynote at the Yale Philanthropy Conference on February 23, 2018. Brief excerpts from his remarks are below. Text of the full speech can be found here. The slides… Read More

Change begins with funding for women at the local level

Written by: Sophia Cole

Date: March 08, 2018

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." – Gloria Steinem, American feminist, journalist and… Read More


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