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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 philanthropy can recover right from COVID-19

Written by: Siobhan Davenport

Date: April 22, 2021

As the daughter of teen parents, I know a thing or 2 about defying conventional expectations for your life. Individual willpower is critical. However, beating the odds is nearly impossible without an environment conducive to success.… Read More

Funding liberation and healing matters even more in this moment

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: April 21, 2021

This week, a jury of Minnesotans found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd. We are thankful that some measure of accountability has been delivered to his family, but deep in our hearts, we also… Read More

How philanthropy can shift power and ignite change in rural communities

Written by: Jason Baisden, Paula Swepson and Mary Snow

Date: February 01, 2021

Editor's note: Check out this post on NCRP's Medium page for a Q&A with authors Jason Baisden, Paula Swepson and Mary Snow. Many rural areas have strong agricultural industries, deep manufacturing roots and committed local residents.… Read More

A world without abortion is already here. How philanthropy should respond

Written by: Brandi Collins-Calhoun, Stephanie Peng

Date: January 28, 2021

In early 2020, NCRP began exploring philanthropy’s investment in the reproductive justice movement and those providing services on the frontlines. The reason was simple: Increasingly restrictive state legislation, a more conservative U.S. Supreme Court and an… Read More

7 Tips for donors who want to successfully support Latinas in leadership

Written by: Denise Padín Collazo

Date: January 14, 2021

I invite donors to act as boldly as the Black and brown women whose bodies are the front lines of change.    In Georgia, long before the 2020 elections were part of the national news cycle, Nse Ufot, Stacey Abrams, LaTosha Brown, Phyllis Hill… Read More

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