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Learning – and Change – Begins at Home

Written by: Elbert Garcia

Date: December 14, 2021

2Former NCRP Director of Evaluation Lisa Ranghelli on what philanthropy can learn from NCRP’s largest self-evaluation project to date.     In the fall of 2016, we at NCRP began implementing a 10-year strategic framework that re-focused the organization’s efforts in helping philanthropy actively co-create a… Read More

In Their Words: Celebrating
Philanthropy’s Best Models Today

Written by: Jeanné Lewis

Date: December 14, 2021

This year’s NCRP Impact Awards, held on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the 2021 Unity Summit, was a joyous celebration of the best that philanthropy has to offer.   (more…) Read More

Responsive Philanthropy December 2021

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: December 13, 2021

Dear reader,  The last issue of “Responsive Philanthropy” celebrated NCRP’s 45 years and asked what philanthropy should look like in the next 45. This issue celebrates philanthropy now and looks at what this sector is doing to build the future that we want. It’s actually something… Read More

“Disruption is my jam”: 7 Former board chairs discuss NCRP’s greatest accomplishments

Written by: Paul Castro, John Echohawk, Pablo Eisenberg, Dianne Feeney, David R. Jones, Terry Odendahl and Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury

Date: June 07, 2021

[caption id="attachment_19735" align="alignright" width="239"] Pablo Eisenberg[/caption] Pablo Eisenberg  Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University   NCRP Board Chair, 1976-1990  “NCRP began as a force to challenge philanthropy, and it actually broke, I think, the dominance of foundations and… Read More

What should philanthropy look like 45 years from now?

Written by: Dimple Abichandani, David Callahan, Jara Dean-Coffey, Vu Le, Amoretta Morris, Dr. Carmen Rojas and Edgar Villanueva

Date: June 07, 2021

Jara Dean-Coffey, Director, The Equitable Evaluation Initiative, Founder and Principal, Luminare Group  [caption id="attachment_19756" align="alignright" width="195"] Jara Dean-Coffey[/caption] “I increasingly find myself going to the origins of words, ideas and actions to better understand what twists and… Read More

Working with grassroots leaders has changed our foundation (and business) for the better

Written by: Daniel Lee

Date: June 07, 2021

We are at a moment of national reckoning. The COVID-19 pandemic, its disproportionate impact on Black and brown communities and the horrific murders of Black people that ignited protests last summer have laid bare the deep injustices that define this country.   In these times, the corporate… Read More

As the South Grows

Read the latest reports on philanthropy in the South.


Responsive Philanthropy June 2021

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Responsive Philanthropy Archive

Read past issues of Responsive Philanthropy.


Black Funding Denied

Community foundation support for Black communities



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