Smart, effective philanthropy changes the world!

Smart, effective philanthropy changes the world!

Do you want your giving to change lives and contribute to better outcomes in communities? Do you want to help solve the country’s toughest social, economic and environmental challenges?


Here are three ways to turn your inspiration into action:


1. Enhance the impact of your giving

NCRP’s Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best provides concrete ideas for ensuring that your philanthropic dollars benefit and empower communities that are vulnerable and marginalized. Find out how you can fully align your philanthropic assets with the goals you’re trying to achieve.

This book also identifies effective grantmaking practices that help (and not hinder) efforts and organizations receiving your support. It highlights how you can protect your giving through ethical practices. And it’s all free!

Follow the examples of leading foundations in the country that are improving communities and changing lives.

Connect with us. We’re happy to help you identify what high-impact philanthropy means for your giving. Contact Caitlin Duffy at or (202) 387-9108.


2. Share your inspiration with peers

Invite your peers to join your journey towards high-impact giving. For example, you can:

  • Host a conversation within your organizations, at a gathering or webinar.
  • Start a discussion in email networks.
  • Write a blog post.

Share what inspired you to take action. Talk about what smart and effective giving means for the issues and communities you care about.

Contact us if you’re unsure how get started and we’re happy to help.


3. Spread the word on social media

Share these resources on social media with your peers and invite them to do the same!

Tag and follow @NCRP on Twitter and on Facebook.


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