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Mission Investing: A Conversation with Flozell Daniels, Jr. & Foundation for Louisiana

Written by: Christine Reeves

Date: October 14, 2014

Earlier this year, NCRP released a special edition of our quarterly journal dedicated to mission investing, or making investments that reflect an organization’s values. As foundations are only required to pay out 5 percent of their assets… Read More

Patrons Can Have Non-Patronizing Site Visits

Written by: Christine Reeves

Date: October 03, 2014

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), like many organizations, encourages grantmakers to meet with their grantees and the communities they serve, as part of a greater strategy of engaging constituents, receiving feedback and witnessing firsthand… Read More

Donor-Advised Funds Reform Faces Violent Opposition, For Now

Written by: Alan Cantor

Date: October 01, 2014

Editor’s note: This post first appeared on the Alan Cantor Consulting blog. Arthur Schopenhauer said, “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being… Read More

What Is Foundation Transparency and Why Does It Matter?

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: August 12, 2014

In my role as a research assistant for NCRP’s Philamplify initiative, I have found that “transparency” is defined and applied differently from one foundation to the next. Not only is it rare to find details like… Read More

Stakeholder Engagement: Still a Philanthropic Learning Curve

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: August 05, 2014

Last week, Nonprofit Quarterly’s Anne Eigeman told a cautionary tale of stakeholder backlash (first reported by Wally Harbert in Third Sector). In “The Risk for Nonprofits in Excluding Stakeholders in Key Decision-Making,” she highlights the story… Read More

NCRP Calls on IRS to Investigate Otto Bremer Foundation

Written by: Kristina ("Yna") C. Moore

Date: July 30, 2014

In response to the ongoing suspicious, and potentially illegal, behavior of the three trustees of Minnesota’s Otto Bremer Foundation, NCRP is now asking the IRS to investigate and take action if needed. NCRP’s executive director Aaron… Read More

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