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NCRP Roundup
February 2010 Issue
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News from NCRP

In Focus

NCRP in the News

Analysis and Commentary

From the Vault

Upcoming Events

On the Side

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New & Renewed Members

Interfaith Funders

Maine Initiatives

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Upcoming Events 

Organized for Impact: Strategies for Change in a Tough Economy
NCRP and Southern California Grantmakers

Foundations on the Hill
The Council on Foundations and The Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers

Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy: What's Your 2020 Vision?
Resource Generation

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The Just Awards 
Awarded to a foundation, corporation, trust, or donor for displaying amazing narcissism during 2009 in the practice of philanthropy. 
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Dear Colleague, 

We survived snowmageddon and the office move, and now we’re getting ready to release a new report on nonprofit advocacy and community organizing in L.A. county.

Plus, Karen Zelermyer reflects on philanthropy, social justice and the LGBTQ movement.

Lastly, don’t forget to check out commentaries on catalytic philanthropy, lessons from Haiti, a new tool for foundation transparency and more!

News from NCRP

GCIP-LA-Cover-Medium-Border.jpgOrganized for Impact: Strategies for Change in a Tough Economy

NCRP will release its findings in a new report: Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of Advocacy, Organizing and Civic Engagement in Los Angeles County. Co-sponsored by Southern California Grantmakers, this release event will feature presentations and discussions with philanthropic and nonprofit leaders.

March 2, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA

In Focus

RP_Fall2009_Cover_Medium_Border.jpgAre We Making Progress? Reflections on the LGBTQ Movement, Social Justice and Philanthropy
By Karen Zelermyer, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
in Responsive Philanthropy (Fall 2009)

There has been a steady growth of funders supporting the LGBTQ movement's search for equity and acceptance. But research shows LGBTQ funding may be leaving behind the most marginalized within the community.

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 NCRP in the News

1001200477.jpgThe Way We Live Now - The Brain Mistrust
By Matt Bai, New York Times

New York Antipoverty Group Takes On Investigative Reporter Role
By Ian Wilhelm, Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Analysis and Commentary

1001218386.jpgCatalytic Philanthropy: Trend or Force for Social Change?
By Julia Craig

No Strings Attached: Giving Well in Haiti
By Kevin Laskowski

A New Portal for Philanthropic Transparency?
By Aaron Dorfman

"I Have Always Depended on the Kindness of [Partners]."
By Christine Reeves

February: The Shortest Month of the Year but a Really Important One
By Niki Jagpal

Annual Reports - Tell Us How You Want It! (Part II)
By Yna Moore

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From the Vault

NCRP2007_Rural_Philanthropy_CoverSMALL.jpgRural Philanthropy: Building Dialogue From Within

By Rachael Swierzewski, August 2007

Current grantmaking behavior and trends are skewed heavily toward support for urban-based or urban-focused programs. In Rural Philanthropy: Building Dialogue from Within, NCRP explores both real and perceived barriers between rural nonprofits and foundations in urban areas, as well as strategies for overcoming those obstacles.

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On the Side

Organizing Nationally to Win Locally: Faith-Based Community Organizing’s New Frontier
By Heidi J. Swarts, Shelterforce

IRS Needs More Money to Monitor Rapidly Expanding Nonprofit World
By Pablo Eisenberg, Chronicle of Philanthropy
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The Philanthropy Pageant
By Michael Edwards, Nonprofit Quarterly

Can Philanthropy Help Society Make Progress?
By Steven Mayer, Pathways to Progress

We appreciate hearing from you! Please send your questions, comments or ideas to


Yna C. Moore, Communications Director
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

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