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NCRP at 45: What it means to be philanthropy’s critical friend

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: June 07, 2021

Fundamentally, NCRP exists to ensure that philanthropy is responsive to those with the least wealth, power and opportunity in American society, and that it serves public purposes rather than the interests of those who control the… Read More

Responsive Philanthropy June 2021

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: June 07, 2021

Dear Reader,  In 1976, a group of courageous nonprofit leaders decided they would attempt to hold philanthropy accountable to the needs of communities who had been marginalized in society. They made the important decision to transition from an ad hoc coalition,… Read More

Philanthropy must invest in Black-led organizations to improve maternal mortality

Written by: Brandi Collins-Calhoun

Date: March 10, 2021

A Q&A with National Birth Equity Collaborative’s Dr. Joia Crear-Perry  NCRP’s Movement Investment Project initiative has been committed to hearing the experiences of Black, Indigenous people of color-led organizing in the reproductive access space. And while NCRP has been vocal and… Read More

Sex education funding: There has to be a better way

Written by: Shireen Rose Shakouri

Date: March 10, 2021

How can philanthropy step up to improve the quality of sex ed? The U.S. has long been considered a leader in higher education systems worldwide, but every year we send young people to college with a dearth of knowledge about something that is often considered a… Read More

Sharing abortion stories means investing in storytellers as leaders

Written by: Renee Bracey Sherman

Date: March 10, 2021

Abortion storytelling is labor. It’s time philanthropy invest in it.  When I had my abortion in 2005, I was 19 years old, and I was sure I might be the 4th person ever to have an abortion… Read More

Responsive Philanthropy March 2021

Written by: Timi Gerson

Date: March 10, 2021

Dear Reader, When I became pregnant with my first child, I had health insurance, financial stability and excellent prenatal care. I had a home, nutritious food, a car, a hospital located nearby and someone to drive… Read More

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