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Rapid response in the time of pandemic: Building movements with remote teams

Written by: NCRP

Date: March 23, 2020

Many of us have been forced to work from home for the first time in response to the coronavirus. NCRP nonprofit member Define American has 11 best practices for organizations dealing with this new reality: As… Read More

Nonprofits challenge philanthropy to innovate as they navigate COVID-19 hardships

Written by: Janay Richmond

Date: March 21, 2020

Over the last several weeks, COVID-19 has further exposed the gaping holes in our social safety net that many NCRP nonprofits work tirelessly to address on a daily basis. As communities begin to craft solutions 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

By the numbers: How philanthropy responded during the Great Recession

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

Date: March 13, 2020

Editor's note: The charts and graphs in this post are best viewed on a computer or tablet. With nonprofits feeling the financial impact of the current coronavirus outbreak, many leaders are wondering how the philanthropic sector… Read More

Coronavirus, boom and bust election funding, and an impending recession

Written by: Aaron Dorfman, Bethany Maki

Date: March 11, 2020

It’s safe to say that at this point, the nonprofit sector has been pulled into a discussion about COVID-19, as leaders urgently strategize about how to slow the outbreak and help those directly affected.   However,… Read More


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