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Foundations, Donors and Health Policy: Why federal health debates matter to you and how you can respond

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: May 02, 2017

Since the November 2016 election ushered in a new political landscape at the federal level, a number of grantmakers and major donors have re-examined their thinking and priorities to ensure their strategies still make sense for… Read More

As the South Grows: On Fertile Soil

Written by: Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng

Date: April 04, 2017

From her desk at the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth & Reconciliation, Executive Director Ainka Jackson can see the Edmund Pettus Bridge stretched across the Alabama River. The bridge carries Highway 80 from Selma upstream to… Read More

Member Spotlight: The San Francisco Foundation

Date: February 27, 2017

San Francisco, CA Why was it important for The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) to launch the Rapid Response Fund for Movement Building in November? We believe that effective movements for social change have always been… Read More

From outrage to action: How philanthropy can support the Resistance

Date: February 27, 2017

NCRP members share what nonprofits need most from foundations and donors as they advocate for and organize communities around equity, inclusion and social justice.   “This election taught us many things. One lesson for sure is… Read More

Philanthropy: It’s time to choose sides

Written by: Dan Petegorsky

Date: February 27, 2017

As moneyed interests take over the White House, where will Philanthropy take its stand? With the most powerful or the most vulnerable? Philanthropy as a force for good As the 2016 presidential election campaign reached its… Read More

Serving Greater Seattle with a commitment to equity and opportunity: A Q&A with Tony Mestres

Date: February 27, 2017

Tony Mestres joined Seattle Foundation in 2014, bringing 20 years of leadership in the high-technology industry to philanthropy and social impact in Greater Seattle. Together with the board of trustees, Tony is leading the foundation’s evolution… Read More

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