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Hope – and action – grows in Brooklyn

Written by: Ben Barge

Today NCRP celebrates the announcement from the Brooklyn Community Foundation that going forward, they will ensure that "at least 30 percent of all grants--both in discretionary grantmaking and across Donor Advised Funds" to "explicitly benefit Black… Read More

NCRP celebrates 45 years of being philanthropy’s watchdog and critical friend

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: June 08, 2021

In 1976, a group of courageous nonprofit leaders decided they would attempt to hold philanthropy accountable to the needs of communities who had been marginalized in society. They made the important decision to transition from an ad hoc coalition, the Donee Group, to… Read More

Understanding equity: A sit down with Social Venture Partners Cleveland

Written by: Wynter Moore

Date: May 18, 2021

NCRP’s Power Moves team chatted recently with Emily Troia, manager of partner engagement and communications for Social Venture Partners (SVP) Cleveland. As NCRP expands its focus beyond grantmaking institutions to influence individual donors, SVP Cleveland’s story offers insight into the ways Power Moves can be adapted by donor networks… Read More

Honoring Mothers – in deeds, not just flowers – is a year-round effort

Written by: Elbert Garcia

Doting children in the U.S., young and old, filled their social media feeds last past weekend to celebrate everyone’s favorite parent, their mothers. Whether it was the person who birthed them or the caretaker that has… Read More

Ode to our mothers

Written by: Joelle Thieren

Mother These 5 letters that sound so sweet to the ear and indelibly warms our hearts. [caption id="attachment_19680" align="alignright" width="300"] credit: Jess X Snow/Forward Together[/caption] Maman The one who makes us come alive, who wakes up… Read More

How philanthropy can recover right from COVID-19

Written by: Siobhan Davenport

Date: April 22, 2021

As the daughter of teen parents, I know a thing or 2 about defying conventional expectations for your life. Individual willpower is critical. However, beating the odds is nearly impossible without an environment conducive to success.… Read More


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