From Talk to Action: Behind a Call for Funders to Back Social Movements

A decade ago, when the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) published a report called “Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best,” not everyone was thrilled. In a recent op-ed, NCRP president Aaron Dorfman recounts that the paper “had more than a few people aghast.” The gist of the report? That funders should do things like provide general support, fund underserved communities, back advocacy and maintain transparency. Dorfman says, “I’m pretty sure that if we released the report today, few would bat an eyelash. What’s changed?”

Read the entire article in Inside Philanthropy (paywall).