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On the Precipice

Posted on June 8, 2020 by Crystal Hayling

Photo credit: Franceska Gámez (Trust Your Struggle Collective) & Nathanial Baysa This article was originally published by The Libra Foundation and is re-posted here with permission. We’re getting near the edge. Nonviolent protests sparked by the murder of Black people (George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others) are filling the streets of more than 400 cities, all to… Read More
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Tell Me Anything: Advice for Funders Seeking to Become Active Listeners

Posted on May 21, 2020 by Maggie McGoldrick

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Active and open listening to grantee communities is not an entirely new topic for the philanthropic sector. Many funders have acknowledged the power dynamics inherent in their role, and as philanthropy evolves, there has been a shift towards greater transparency, deeper relationship-building between funders and grantees, and more grantee-focused funding practices. Groups like the Fund for Shared Insight and the… Read More
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Leveraging Deep Community Ties: Rural Funders Tackle COVID-19

Posted on May 8, 2020 by Allen Smart

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The philanthropic response to COVID-19 has been dominated by three separate but interconnected themes: (1) Relaxation of standard reporting requirements, programmatic restrictions and timelines, (2) Advocacy for funders to extend themselves past standard 5% payout spending policies and (3) Creation of emergency funding pools or other rapid response structures. While all are worthy of consideration, these trends are not groundbreaking… Read More
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Values, Kids, Philanthropy, and COVID-19

Posted on April 29, 2020 by Katie Scott

We’re eating more meals together than we ever have before. We are getting to know our neighbors better. We see our child or children more hours of the day, and many of us are fortunate enough to hear the sounds of toys and giggles filling our homes. Ok, while all of these facts are true (and my son is adorable… Read More
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Philanthropy in the Time of COVID-19

Posted on April 17, 2020 by Carmen Rojas

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published here and is re-posted with permission. What are we going to do to shift the balance of power & resources? Over the last couple of weeks, foundations and donors have made proclamations about how this crisis will change their giving practice. Many have tried to prove how the crisis has been a turning… Read More
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Tips and Tools for Working from Home

Posted on April 16, 2020 by Katie Scott

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NCFP is thinking of all of you at this difficult time. We hope you and your family are well. Like many of you, NCFP has closed its offices and staff has now settled into a routine of working and communicating remotely. For most of us, this is a new adjustment; however, this is not my first stint as a remote… Read More
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Rapid Response Funding Partnerships in the Fight Against SARS-CoV-2

Posted on March 31, 2020 by Will Fitzpatrick

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As the coronavirus pandemic intensifies, philanthropists are struggling to respond. Nearly the entire world suddenly has the same urgent needs: more and better diagnostic testing, personal protective and respiratory equipment, food supply support, and small business support, to name a critical few. At the same time, we are beginning to see huge systemic flaws in our national and global healthcare system… Read More
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Bainum Family Foundation: COVID-19 Decisions Must Protect the Most Marginalized and Vulnerable

Posted on March 25, 2020 by David Daniels

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Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published by The DC Line and is excerpted here with permission. The truest test of any society is how its most marginalized members fare during times of crisis. We at the Bainum Family Foundation―like many others in philanthropy and across the nonprofit field here in DC―have particular concern for one of our most vulnerable… Read More
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NCFP’s New CEO Nick Tedesco on Creating Community and Finding Solutions

Posted on March 4, 2020 by Giving Compass, Nicholas A. Tedesco

Editor’s note: This content is authored by Jen Jope, Editor-in-Chief of Giving Compass. This content was originally published on Giving Compass and appears here with permission. Nick Tedesco knows a thing or two about family dynamics. For the last 15 years, he’s worked closely with family philanthropists as part of the team that launched the Giving Pledge at the Bill &… Read More

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