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This Is Not a Test: Philanthropy and Nonprofits in the 2020 Economic Shutdown

A letter released yesterday by nine national organizations—BoardSource, the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), the Council on Foundations (COF), Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), Independent Sector, the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP), the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), and the United Philanthropy Forum—makes an… Read More

Another Foundation Doubles its Grants Budget, Another Call for Philanthropy to Step Up

Nine national organizations that serve philanthropic institutions, comprising BoardSource, the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), the Council on Foundations (COF), Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), Independent Sector, the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP), the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), and the United Philanthropy Forum have… Read More

Foundation Leaders Starting To Step-Up On COVID-19

Leaders at nine of the nation’s most influential nonprofit funding and infrastructure organizations are pushing funders to loosen their guidelines on grants during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Read the entire article in The NonProfit Times. Read More

From Boom to Bust: It’s a New and Scary World for Higher Ed Fundraising

However, many universities faced with multi-million revenue shortfalls cannot afford that luxury. As National Center for Responsive Philanthropy CEO and President Aaron Dorfman and Bethany Maki, the director of programs at Progressive Multiplier, noted, philanthropy’s most… Read More

9 Leading Nonprofit Groups Urge Foundations to Dig Into Endowments to Support Charities

A group of nine philanthropic membership and advocacy organizations called on foundations to increase their giving in response to the coronavirus pandemic, even if their endowments take a big hit. "The strength of a funder’s grantees… Read More

Grant Maker Dilemma: Spend More Now or Protect Shrinking Endowments?

Others in philanthropy are making the same entreaty. Dana Kawaoka-Chen, executive director of Justice Funders, a California group that pushes foundations to promote social justice, published a blog post urging foundations to distribute the fortunes sitting in their… Read More

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