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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

A Voice for the Forgotten Minority

Aaron Dorfman knows from experience. Mizrahi said her annual-dues statement from Dorfman’s group, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, sold the organization as a social-justice champion — but something was missing. "They were very proud to… Read More

Four Resolutions That Can Boost Your Philanthropy In 2019

Americans are incredibly generous. We will likely give away more than $400 billion in 2019. However, being generous only goes so far. We also need to be smart about how we give away our hard-earned dollars. Whether you… Read More

Giving In The New Year: A Novel Approach To Sharing Power

More and more grantmakers are seeking to integrate “diversity, equity and inclusion” into their programs and operations. This is a positive step, but I’ve sensed a disconnect between these efforts and the realities of racism, wealth… Read More


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