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Foundations and Donors: Boost Your Impact in 2019

For Immediate Release   Foundations and Donors: Boost Your Impact in 2019 NCRP journal offers reflections on using power, rapid-response support and other practices to defend democracy, promote equity and justice Washington, D.C.  (2/13/2019) – The… Read More

A Battle Over a Capitalist’s Legacy

Surdna’s leaders aren’t the only party with an interest in quashing the conflict. Aaron Dorfman, president of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, left a comment on the article saying: “This piece should not have been… Read More

Brooklyn Community Foundation distributes record $7 million in 2018

BCF was ahead of its time in doing good by thinking local. The foundation won the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s Impact Award in 2015 for its community-led approach. Read the entire article in Brooklyn Daily… Read More

As Sea Levels Rise, This Community Funder is on the Front Lines

“As the South Grows: Weathering the Storm,” a joint publication by the National Committee For Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) and Grantmakers for Southern Progress, spotlights communities in Southern Louisiana and Eastern North Carolina that are uniting to… Read More

Idea Man

One criticism of the Knight Foundation came from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, which said in 2015 that Knight was chasing “#ShinyBrightObjects” that focused on appealing to the “cool kids in the cafeteria.” Overall, that… Read More

Look closer at underlying needs that require charity

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) refers to this as band aid philanthropy. An alternative approach is social change oriented philanthropy that locates the roots causes of disadvantage in the structures and systems, which past… Read More


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