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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

How has NCRP influenced your philanthropic practice?

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: March 23, 2021

In 2016 NCRP approved a 10-year strategic framework. We committed to drive more sector resources to social movements led by under-resourced communities and to advance intersectional racial justice.   Since then, we’ve been collecting some data and learning as we go. Now, as we reach… Read More

NCRP adds a new board member and announces staff restructuring

Written by: NCRP

Date: September 26, 2019

We're excited to announced that NCRP's board yesterday elected Michael Roberts as a new director. “We couldn’t be happier about Mike joining the board,” said the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation… Read More

“Where’re you from and what are you?” Is your label celebrated?

Written by: , Ryan Schlegel

Date: May 31, 2019

  "Where you from?" Nice people have demanded this of me for most of my life with good intentions, but oblivious to my discomfort and hesitancy. Because of the way I speak, I stand in an unwanted… Read More

Recapping a big year for NCRP

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: December 27, 2018

We recently announced NCRP’s new Selections Committee and call for Ambassadors for the 2019 Impact Awards, which was a great way to close out a stellar year. To share more highlights from 2018, I invited summaries… Read More

Refuse to do business with firms that undermine what your foundation stands for

Written by: Dan Petegorsky

Date: May 09, 2017

In a recent piece in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, sector leaders, including NCRP President and CEO Aaron Dorfman, asked if foundations are doing enough to respond to the challenges posed by the Trump administration. They mentioned… Read More


For more than 40 years, NCRP has served as an independent and reliable source of information and analyses for members of the media on issues regarding philanthropic accountability, transparency, best practices and responsiveness to the needs of marginalized communities.