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Louisiana’s Family & Youth Counseling Agency packs myriad programs into a small budget

Written by: Troy Price

Date: October 18, 2018

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series of posts featuring NCRP nonprofit members. Cities are congested places, packed with people, cars and, yes, philanthropy. If funders stepped out of the urban grind for… Read More

NCRP calls on funders to support 2020 census

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: October 17, 2018

78 foundations have invested $30 million, but hundreds haven’t yet engaged. Funders and leading national activists recently gathered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., for the Stand Up For the Count 2020 Census Summit to explore… Read More

6 Ways to maximize impact with donor advised funds

Written by: Sarah Vaill

Date: October 16, 2018

Editor’s note: The ongoing debate regarding donor advised funds focuses largely on whether they need to be more tightly regulated and transparent, and whether they merit the tax advantages they provide. However, we can ask an… Read More

What does wielding philanthropic power ethically and courageously look like?

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

Date: October 15, 2018

For The Heinz Endowments’ Grant Oliphant, it is leadership with – not for – our communities. “What can we do?” is a recurring question that we’ve been hearing and seeing from many working grantmaking institutions across… Read More

Defending dissent in a time of fascism

Written by: Darakshan Raja

Date: October 12, 2018

If anything can give us hope in the face of the inhumane and unjust policies of the Trump Administration, it’s the visible dissent from millions of everyday people in the United States. The Women’s March brought… Read More

Faith in Public Life converts clergy into changemakers

Written by: Troy Price

Date: October 11, 2018

Faith leaders across the country yearn to share their vision for a just and equitable America, but philanthropy has been reluctant to support them. Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series of posts… Read More


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