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2020 census needs funder support to ensure rural inclusion

Written by: Allison Ahcan, Allen Smart

Date: January 03, 2019

The most important upcoming policy moment that will affect rural communities is the 2020 census. An overreliance on on-line respondents, a shortage of dedicated staff focused on hard to count populations and a lack of previously… 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

3 Lessons for philanthropists from the midterm elections

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: November 12, 2018

Updated 11/19/2018 to clarify that The Nathan Cummings Foundation increased its payout rate from 5.75% to 6.75% in 2017 and 2018, and has committed to maintaining an elevated payout rate for the next 3 years. The… Read More

Defending dissent in a time of fascism

Written by: Darakshan Raja

Date: October 12, 2018

If anything can give us hope in the face of the inhumane and unjust policies of the Trump Administration, it’s the visible dissent from millions of everyday people in the United States. The Women’s March brought… Read More

Today’s youth care and they’re activated! So what’s next for funders?

Written by: NCRP

Date: May 23, 2018

While the events of the past year-and-a-half have left many frustrated, angry and disappointed, they’ve also moved many people to take action with their dollars and voices. “From #BlackLivesMatter to #MeToo and #NeverAgain, we’re seeing a… Read More

Learn how ¡HICA! is building power in Alabama’s Latinx population

Written by: Troy Price

Date: April 24, 2018

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series of posts featuring NCRP nonprofit members. National funders who care about civic engagement in the South need to increasingly focus on power-building in communities of color.… Read More


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