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Recapping a big year for NCRP

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: December 27, 2018

We recently announced NCRP’s new Selections Committee and call for Ambassadors for the 2019 Impact Awards, which was a great way to close out a stellar year. To share more highlights from 2018, I invited summaries… Read More

Announcing the inaugural NCRP Impact Awards Committee for 2019!

Written by: Caitlin Duffy

Date: December 12, 2018

Changemaking requires a diversity of tactics, and the movement to transform the culture of philanthropy is no different. With our sector’s heavy “knowledge sharing” culture and competitive bent, it’s important to recognize best practice and celebrate… Read More

Wield power to yield change: Anecdotes and tips from the field

Written by: Reed Young

Date: December 06, 2018

What does it mean for funders to wield power equitably with all the assets at their disposal? Tough conversations and incremental changes. In the 4th webinar in NCRP’s Power Moves series, funders and nonprofit leaders shared… Read More

Unpacking privilege, sharing wealth: Reflections from Making Money Make Change conference

Written by: Reed Young

Date: November 16, 2018

It’s been more than two weeks since I returned from Resource Generation’s Making Money Make Change conference in Minnesota, and although it may have been rainy outside the conference room, a fire was stoked inside me.… Read More

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Black racism both advance white supremacy

Written by: Jeanné Lewis, Timi Gerson

Date: November 15, 2018

Last month, our communities came under physical attack again. The president sent more than 5,000 troops threatening state-sponsored violence against a caravan of Central American refugees seeking political asylum. Two Black senior citizens, Maurice Stallard and… 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


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