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Asking the right questions: How philanthropy can make a difference in challenging times

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: March 15, 2018

NCRP president and CEO Aaron Dorfman delivered the closing keynote at the Yale Philanthropy Conference on February 23, 2018. Brief excerpts from his remarks are below. Text of the full speech can be found here. The slides… Read More

How is Prosperity Now working to address wealth inequality?

Written by: Troy Price

Date: February 20, 2018

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series of posts featuring NCRP nonprofit members. The classic American dream comes with a lot of promises. Things like going to college, owning a home and saving… Read More

Outrageous headlines from philanthropy you won’t see elsewhere

Written by: NCRP

Date: April 01, 2017

Here at NCRP, we pride ourselves on doing good research that translates into effective tools for the sector. What many folks may not know is that we frequently hear about important news and happenings from around… Read More

Collaboration and lasting change: With good philanthropy, anything is possible

Written by: Jack Rome

Date: February 07, 2017

A few weeks ago, NCRP’s President and CEO, Aaron Dorfman, presented at Minnesota Council on Foundation’s Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. The conference focused on “philanthropy in action,” and Aaron was determined to send a message… Read More

The Oregon Community Foundation: Leveraging assets for economic, environmental and equity aims

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: August 03, 2016

Adapted from The Oregon Community Foundation - Can it Build a Statewide Legacy of Equity and Inclusion? Earlier this year, The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) approved a $300,000, seven-year loan to support Albina Opportunities Corporation (AOC).… Read More

Standard (Mal)Practice

Written by: Dan Petegorsky

Date: July 27, 2016

Updated 9/2/2016 2:25 PM EDT with additional attribution for image used. A few years back I was speaking with the manager of corporate giving for a firm high on the Fortune 500 list. While we didn’t… Read More


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