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One Year Later: Reflecting on Detroit’s Philanthropy-Driven “Grand Bargain”

Written by: Jocelyn O’Rourke

Date: December 21, 2015

The following is adapted from the Philamplify report, “Kresge Foundation: Will This Bold Grantmaker Become the Next Great Social Justice Foundation?” The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy on July 18, 2013, the largest… Read More

Philanthropy’s History Full of Hackers, Not Hacks

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

Date: December 17, 2015

This summer, social media mogul Sean Parker wrote in the Wall Street Journal about all that makes Silicon Valley philanthropy different from the philanthropic mainstream. Heralded by Inside Philanthropy and The New York Times as a… Read More

Remembering Rick Cohen, NCRP’s Leader from 1999-2006

Date: November 20, 2015

Updated November 20, 2015. This week, the philanthropic and nonprofit community lost a powerful voice with the passing of Rick Cohen. Rick served as executive director of NCRP from 1999 – 2006, during which time he… Read More

Top 10 accomplishments from when Rick Cohen led NCRP

Date: November 18, 2015

Rick Cohen was executive director of NCRP from 1999 to 2006. Like many of you, we’re shocked and saddened by his sudden death on Tuesday. Here are some of his many accomplishments from his years leading… Read More

How PUSH Buffalo Models Holistic, Equitable and Green Community Development

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: November 13, 2015

“Buffalo is going through a mini-renaissance, a building boom, which is great, but we need to look at the whole story,” explained Rahwa Ghirmatzion, director of programs for People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) Buffalo. “The… Read More

How Investing in Religious Institutions Can Help Create Social Change

Written by: Donna Schaper

Date: November 05, 2015

Foundations looking to create systemic change make an expensive mistake when they ignore religious institutions as potential grantees. They miss an opportunity to fulfill their multiple and multiplying missions, one that exists in plain sight. Religious… Read More


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