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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

Conversations to Schedule Today to Strengthen Your Nonprofit-Foundation Partnerships

Written by: Lia Weintraub

Date: March 12, 2015

At one end of the spectrum, grantmaking is a transaction, in which there is little connection between the grantmaker and the grantee beyond the exchange of forms, reports and funds. At the other end, grantmaking is… Read More

A New Standard: “Get on the Map” and the Urgent Need for Better Data in Philanthropy

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

Date: February 12, 2015

Money is a blunt but essential tool for social change, and it has potent, variable effects on our social and political ecosystems. Philanthropy’s commitment to serving the public good makes it imperative that foundations understand as… Read More

The New Grand Challenges: Social Justice and Health Equity

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

Date: January 29, 2015

$1 billion over ten years is a mammoth investment for philanthropy. Since the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched its Grand Challenges initiative in 2004, roughly a quarter million dollars on average has left its coffers… Read More


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