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It’s time for philanthropy to think differently about reproductive access

Written by: Timi Gerson

Date: March 11, 2021

When I became pregnant with my first child, I had health insurance, financial stability and excellent prenatal care.   I had a home, nutritious food, a car, a hospital located nearby and someone to drive me there.   I hadn’t done anything to deserve these things. I had them largely because as a white, upper class woman there are multiple societal structures built… 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

What we take into the new year

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: December 22, 2020

There is no doubt that this has been a uniquely challenging year for everyone across all sectors and professions, in ways we couldn’t even have fathomed as the year began.  At NCRP, our work to achieve long-term change and support for under-resourced Black, Indigenous… Read More

Supporting people-powered, transformative fundraising

Written by: Elbert Garcia

Date: September 15, 2020

Fundraising, especially for small grassroots nonprofits, is often a necessary, but daunting task. For those who are working hard toward ending the exploitative nature of much of our economic system, it can be especially frustrating to… Read More

What funders can learn from “2020’s Most Important Show” (Part II)

Written by: Ben Barge

Date: September 09, 2020

Part 2 of our discussion with Comunidad Colectiva’s Stefania Arteaga. Read part 1 here. When it premiered in August, Time Magazine called Netflix’s "Immigrant Nation" one of the year’s most important documentaries. NCRP Field Director Ben Barge… Read More

Q&A: Leadership, lights, camera y Comunidad! (Part I)

Written by: Ben Barge

Date: September 01, 2020

Part 1 of 2: How a Netflix documentary on nation’s immigration system puts a spotlight on the Comunidad Colectiva and the Carolina Migrant Network.  Last month, Netfix premiered “Immigration Nation,” a multi-part documentary about the nation’s… Read More


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