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NCRP Roundup
August 2010 Issue
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Dear Colleague,

In this issue of Roundup, James E. Canales shares his thoughts on how organizational assessments can help foundations better achieve their goals.

Plus, check out commentaries on the "Giving Pledge" and how Los Angeles residents are working to improve life for vulnerable communities.

In Focus

RPWinter09-10.JPGJames E. Canales: On the James Irvine Foundation's Annual Comprehensive Performance Assessment
in Responsive Philanthropy (Winter 2009/10)

NCRP interviewed James E. Canales, president and CEO of the James Irvine Foundation regarding the foundation's comprehensive foundation-wide assessment. He talks about the reasons behind the assessment, the impact on the organization and its grantees, and more.

Read more articles from Responsive Philanthropy

NCRP in the News

1001200477.jpgBay Area Wealthy Sign Up to Give Money Away
By Brandon Bailey, San Jose Mercury News

CA Union Protects Those Who Take The "Factory On Wheels"
Public News Service
, California

Analysis and Commentary

1001218386.jpgPhilanthropy Summer Reading
Aaron Dorfman

Update from Los Angeles: City of L.A. Expands Employment Program for Ex-Offenders
By Julia Craig

What Does Disneyland Have To Do With The Estate Tax and Charitable Giving?
By Niki Jagpal

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From the Vault
Core of the Matter NCRP2003-CoreoftheMatter-Small.jpg

July 2003

In Core of the Matter, nonprofit staff members, in their own words (as opposed to academics and foundation funders), stresses the need for and importance of operating support grantmaking for the sustainability of the sector. This report is based on a meeting of local, regional and national nonprofits convened by NCRP in June 2003.

On the Side

20th Anniversary: A Philanthropic Milestone
By Carol Berry, Indian Country Today

What Progressives Did Right to Win Healthcare
By Richard Kirsch, The Nation

Foundation Grantmaking Declined in Half of Major Funding Areas During 2008, Report Finds
Philanthropy News Digest

Why Sharing the Wealth Isn't Enough
Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post

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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