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Respect Is Key to Inclusive Funding

Written by: Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Date: July 07, 2015

My husband and I started our family’s charitable fund shortly after we got married. Like other philanthropists, we wanted to make the world a better, safer, more respectful and welcoming place. Now that we have children,… Read More

Untransparent Philanthropy: The Frustrating Case of the Hess Foundation

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: July 02, 2015

Freda, Sharnette and Gary. I interacted more with these three Post Office workers than our entire team did with the Hess Foundation over the last ten months. I remember their names from last September, when I… Read More

Making a Difference with a Career in Philanthropy

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: May 22, 2015

Editor’s Note: Aaron Dorfman, executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and a graduate of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, gave the commencement address there on May 10, 2015. What… Read More

Six Reasons Why Foundations Should Invest in Worker Cooperatives

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: May 12, 2015

If you’re a coffee lover, you’ve likely enjoyed beans cultivated by farmers from a fair trade worker cooperative. If you haven’t yet, sip a delicious brew of fair trade coffee in the spirit of this past… Read More

Transformative Leadership Development at the Grassroots

Written by: Christen Lee

Date: May 07, 2015

Editor’s Note: For previous posts about the value of NCRP’s new report Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A (Missed?) Philanthropic Opportunity, click here. In Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A (Missed?) Philanthropic Opportunity, NCRP discusses how social movements benefit when… Read More

Sharing the Hard Decisions: How Co-Leaders Can Do More Together

Written by: Frances Kunreuther

Date: April 16, 2015

Editor’s Note: This piece is the fifth in a series featuring leadership development experts on the value they’ve found in NCRP’s new report, Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A (Missed?) Philanthropic Opportunity. For past posts, click here. NCRP’s… Read More


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