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Breaking Southern charms and chains

Written by: Valaida Fullwood

Date: September 02, 2020

Or what does it mean to be bold and Black in Charlotte, North Carolina, right now?  Three years ago, I read a report stating that, out of the tens of billions of dollars in annual philanthropic giving by U.S. foundations, an estimated  2% of… Read More

The Blacker the circle

Written by: Valaida Fullwood

Date: April 04, 2019

Jolted by a stream of recent events, I have been reminded of the value and myriad benefits of Black-led giving circles and why I am a member of 1. Hardly alone in this consciousness, I recently… Read More

The most popular blog posts of 2018

Written by: Peter Haldis

Date: January 01, 2019

Last week, we recapped many of NCRP's activities and accomplishments from 2018. One thing we didn't mention: In 2018, we added 96 posts to NCRP's blog. And, if you follow NCRP on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, you've… 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

Center for Community Change honors inspiring leaders: Past, present and future

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: October 08, 2018

Leading national social change organization celebrates 50th anniversary and recognizes courageous leaders in the fight for justice. It was an emotional moment for me and many others at the Community Change Champions Awards gala, where the… Read More

Funding the South: The path forward starts with trust

Written by: Allistair Mallillin

Date: August 21, 2018

From the time I started in philanthropy, I have been on a mission to drive more resources (financial and non-financial) to grassroots organizations led by those most impacted by injustices. Groups like Grantmakers for Southern Progress… Read More


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