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NCRP Roundup
April 2010 Issue
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Upcoming Events 

Agents of Change: Return on Your Investment
Liberty Hill Foundation

Pulse Event: Philanthropy at Its Best: One Year Later

Philanthropy and the Economic Meltdown
Hudson Institute's Bradley Center

Pulse Event: Organizing for Impact

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Dear Colleague, 

This month, we're pleased to announce the launch of our Pulse Events with "Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: One Year Later"!

Also, Melissa Johnson explores the benefits of investing in nonprofit advocacy and organizing, and how foundations are responding.

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In Focus

RP_Fall2009_Cover_Medium_Border.jpgMaking Progress Toward Increasing Funding for Advocacy, Community Organizing and Civic Engagement
By Melissa Johnson
in Responsive Philanthropy (Fall 2009)

Three states. Jaw-dropping numbers illustrating the payback received from investments in nonprofit advocacy and organizing. Are funders buying it? Johnson shares how some foundations have been responding.

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News from NCRP

1000792570.jpgNCRP Pulse Event: Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best One Year Later
One year ago, NCRP published Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best, challenging grantmakers to strengthen communities with a new series of aspirations for the field. In our first Pulse Event, NCRP's Executive Director Aaron Dorfman returns from a discussion on the Criteria at the Council on Foundations' Annual Conference with the latest buzz on these important benchmarks.

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NCRP in the News

1001200477.jpgCalifornia Coalition Pushes Banks to be Better Neighbors
By Lori Abbott, Public News Service - CA

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Analysis and Commentary

1001218386.jpgThe Estate tax? A principled approach and a time to take action
By Niki Jagpal

The Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave Immigrant
By Christine Reeves

It is today that our best work can be done
By Julia Craig

From the cutting room floor a new story of people power will emerge
By Lisa Ranghelli

An Opportunity for Philanthropy to Serve Up More Greens

By Melissa Hanson 

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By Kevin Laskowski

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From the Vault

Beyond City Limits
May 2004

This report goes against the grain to examine some resource deficiencies in rural America concerning the availability and delivery of philanthropic capital from private foundations and corporations to rural community-based organizations. In this report, we analyze whether the nonprofits of rural America have adequate access to the philanthropic capital markets controlled by American foundations to give them the wherewithal to address the complexities of challenges in non-metropolitan communities.

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On the Side

A Defining Moment for Health Philanthropy
By Thomas David, Community Clinics Initiative

What Should We Do?
By Spence Limbocker

NCRP Board Member Joy Persall Named 2010 Bush Foundation Fellow
Bush Foundation 

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