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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!
Philanthropy's Commitment to the Common Good
By Alison Goldberg
in Responsive Philanthropy
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
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