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NCRP Roundup
November 2009 Issue
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Change Philanthropy: Candid Stories of Foundations Maximizing Results Through Social Justice
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Dear Colleague,

Two recurring themes among many of the work highlighted in this month's Roundup are the role of philanthropy in today's society and the challenges of balancing a foundation's rights with its responsibilities, especially in these tough times. 

We at NCRP also would like to thank you for your continued interest in and support of our work. Happy Thanksgiving!

In Focus

Alison_G.JPG Philanthropy's Commitment to the Common Good
By Alison Goldberg
in Responsive Philanthropy
(Summer 2009)

Goldberg, with Wealth for the Common Good, issues a call to action for foundations to address today's inequality and economic insecurity. She examines private philanthropy's "complicated, sometimes conflicted, relationship with the common good" and argues for a progressive federal tax policy for a more responsive sector.

Read other articles from the summer 2009 issue of Responsive Philanthropy

NCRP in the News


Minnesota Charities Spreading the Word
By Jean Hopfensperger, Minneapolis Star Tribune

What's Wrong With Charitable Giving-and How to Fix It
By Pablo Eisenberg, Wall Street Journal

As Foundations Close, Anxiety for Nonprofits
By David Cay Johnston, The New York Times

Fund-Raising Advice for Community Organizers
By Nicole Wallace, Chronicle of Philanthropy

Debating Diversity
By Michael McGrath, National Civic Review

More NCRP in the News 

Analysis and Commentary


Philanthropy for What (Or Who)?
By Yna Moore

Flash Bulbs Flood Their Subjects With Light, Reveal the Necessary Detail
By Robert Espinoza, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Growing Up Too Fast
By Kevin Laskowski

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From the Vault


Seizing the Moment: Frank Advice for Community Organizers Who Want to Raise More Money
by Aaron Dorfman and Marjorie Fine

The combination of tough economic times, unprecedented levels of needs, and growing public awareness of community organizing make this a ripe but challenging time for some serious fundraising.

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On the Side

High Expectations, High Opportunity
Philanthropy Awareness Initiative

Thought > Action > Impact: Diversity & Inclusion
Council on Foundations

How Even Great Foundations Can Do More for the Common Good
by Mark Rosenman  in  The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Raising Money While Raising Hell: Catalytic Community Leadership and Successful Fundraising for Community Foundations
by John Kania, Emily Gorin, Valerie Bockstette; FSG Social Impact Advisors

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

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