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NCRP Roundup
October 2009 Issue
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NCRP in the News

Analysis and Commentary

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Upcoming Events 

On the Side

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New & Renewed Members

Center for Community Change 

Edward W. Hazen Foundation

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness

Project Vote

Surdna Foundation

Warner Foundation  

Whitman Institute

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Woods Fund of Chicago

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Upcoming Events 

Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best
The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy

Challenging Times, New Opportunities
Independent Sector & Council on Michigan Foundations

Transforming our Work: From Challenging Times to Hopeful Futures
MN Council of Nonprofits & MN Council on Foundations

Foundations and Racial-Ethnic Diversity in NYC
NYC Collaborative for Fairness and Equity in Philanthropy

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Dear Colleague,

This past month, we received wonderful feedback regarding our latest report on the tremendous community-wide benefits from policy engagement efforts of 15 Minnesota nonprofits, their allies and supporters. Below are some of the press coverage, and some commentaries on nonprofit lobbyingeducation reform organizingrecruiting and retaining community organizersnonprofit effectiveness and more!

NCRP in the News

1001200477.jpgNew Leaders Bring Fresh Focus to Area Foundations
by Chris Newmaker, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Study: Strategic Philanthropy Has Big Impact on Minnesota
by Betsy Sundquist, St. Paul Legal Ledger/Capitol Report 

Minnesota Study of 15 MN Nonprofits Shows Value of Advocacy and Community Planning
by Joe Kimball, Minneapolis Post

Strong Cities Don't Just Happen
Editorial, Pioneer Press

Real Talk About Race and Its Impact on Social Justice
Join the discussion with Rusty Stahl (EPIP), Ludovic Blain (Color of Democracy Fund) and Kevin Laskowski (NCRP). Hosted by Rosetta Thurman, Perspectives from the Pipeline
Oct. 28, 2009, 12:00PM EDT on BlogTalkRadio

More NCRP in the News 

Analysis and Commentary

1001218386.jpgM4M Foundations Stepping Up Commitment to Mission Investing
by Julia Craig, NCRP

Recruiting Organizers: Looking Beyond the Obama Effect
by Ben MacConnell, DART Organizer's Institute

Annenberg Institute Studies Showcase Effectiveness of Organizing
by Julia Craig, NCRP

Nonprofit Grantee Effectiveness
by Niki Jagpal, NCRP

Alliance for Justice Wins! IRS Ruling on a Public Charity's Support of Nonprofit Lobbying
by Niki Jagpal, NCRP

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From the Vault


Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of Advocacy, Organizing and Civic Engagement in Minnesota
Learn about the impressive impact of 15 local nonprofits, their allies and supporters on their communities as a result of the groups' policy engagement efforts in Minnesota.
Download the report (It's free!)
Meet the nonprofits featured in the report!

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On the Side

Attacks on Acorn Signal a Bigger Problem for Charities Dealing With Controversial Issues
by Pablo Eisenberg, Chronicle of Philanthropy
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How Even Great Foundations Can Do More for the Common Good
by Mark Rosenman, Chronicle of Philanthropy

From Structural Racism to Racial Equity: Philanthropy as a Pathway to Social Change
North Carolina Peoples' Coalition for Giving
15-16 Dec. 2009 | Melbane, NC

Katrina at Five: Partners in Philanthropy
Association of Small Foundations
22-24 Mar. 2010 | New Orleans, LA

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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