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New NCRP Report Shows Family Funders Are Uniquely Poised for Social Justice Giving

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: October 06, 2015

Today, I’m proud to announce the release of a new white paper analyzing social justice philanthropy among family foundations, building on NCRP’s Philanthropic Landscape series. Families Funding Change: How Social Justice Giving Honors Our Roots and… Read More

Saying Goodbye to Three Outstanding NCRP Board Members

Written by: Jeanné Lewis

Date: October 01, 2015

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s (NCRP) Board of Directors is a diverse, engaged group of nonprofit and foundation leaders. While we’re always excited to welcome new members each year, saying farewell to outgoing ones can… Read More

Keeping an Open Mind about the Education Reform Debate

Written by: Janay Richmond

Date: September 23, 2015

My colleagues have been working hard to put together NCRP’s very first Philamplify debate, Reform Strategies for Education, inspired by our recent assessment of the Walton Family Foundation. As someone who’s worked with youth in the… Read More

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


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