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6 Ways funders can support visionary freedom

Written by: Manuela Arciniegas, Bryan Perlmutter, Jessica Pierce

Date: March 29, 2021

Editor's note: This post was originally published on NCRP's Medium page. Society is battling threats on multiple fronts: The pandemic, ongoing police brutality and anti-Black violence, rapid climate change and the cascading effects are falling squarely… Read More

Former organizers drive change as elected officials

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: July 31, 2020

In a week that started with servant-leader John Lewis receiving a state viewing on Capitol Hill, it was fitting to see Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal hold Attorney General Bill Barr accountable about the administration’s arguably unconstitutional abuse of force against Black Lives… Read More

NCRP webinar panelists stress philanthropy’s role in reimagining what’s possible for democracy and the economy

Written by: Elbert Garcia

Date: May 28, 2020

For the panelists assembled for NCRP’s latest webinar, philanthropy’s role in helping communities steer through the current coronavirus pandemic is clear. There is a responsibility to go beyond grantmaking and use their influence to make possible… Read More

Foundations and donors: Boost your impact in 2019

Written by: NCRP

Date: February 13, 2019

The beginning of the year is a chance for many funders to examine what they can do better – and differently – to move justice and equity forward in communities and issues they care about. “There… Read More

You can’t give from an empty cup

Written by: Stephanie Peng

Date: February 07, 2019

Recently, I had a family emergency that took me away from work for a couple of weeks. During that time, my colleagues encouraged me to take the time I needed to be with my family, and… Read More

Dear Howard Schultz, don’t do it!

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: February 05, 2019

Dear Mr. Schultz, Don’t do it! The Washington Post reported last week that you might spend $300-$500 million of your own money on a campaign to run for President. Please reconsider. Others have made the political… Read More


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