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NCRP Roundup
March 2010 Issue
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Dear Colleague, 

Spring is in the air! We're celebrating the sunshine and warm weather with price cuts on NCRP publications and a new webinar series.

Plus, Vincent Robinson shares his thoughts on how foundations searching for rock star CEOs may be hampering attempts at diversity in philanthropy.

Lastly, check out commentaries on community-driven philanthropy, impact of state budget deficits on nonprofits, leadership building through grassroots organizing and more!  

In Focus

RP_Fall2009_Cover_Medium_Border.jpgStruck by the Stars: How the Search for Celebrity CEOs is Undermining Diversity in Philanthropy
By Vincent Robinson, The 360 Group
in Responsive Philanthropy (Fall 2009)

When searching for their next CEOs, foundation boards often say they want a "star" take their organizations to new heights. Can this be undermining ongoing efforts to increase diversity in the sector?

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News from NCRP

1000778339.jpgPrice Cuts on NCRP Publications
We've cut prices on nearly all of our publications, including popular titles such as Axis of Ideology, Social Justice Philanthropy, Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best, and more! 

Congratulations to Melissa Johnson!
Melissa will serve as the new executive director of the Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) beginning April 5. Help NCRP find a great new field director

Let's Get Talking
New! Pulse Events is a monthly series of candid conversations on a wide variety of topics related to philanthropic effectiveness, inclusiveness and accountability.

NCRP in the News

1001200477.jpgGetting More Back From Giving
By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times

LA Nonprofits Involved in Advocacy Provide Significant Community Benefits, Report Finds
Philanthropy News Digest 

L.A. Study Finds ‘Bang for the Buck' in Groups' Advocacy Spending
By Andy Markowitz, Chronicle of Philanthropy

Advocacy Work Deserves More Support from Foundations, Not Less
By Lisa Ranghelli, Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Analysis and Commentary

1001218386.jpgThe Los Angeles Equation: Policy Innovation + People Power = Impact
By Lisa Ranghelli

Questions Members of Congress Might Want to Ask Foundations

By Aaron Dorfman

Leadership Transformation and Community Organizing
By Julia Craig

As States Slash Sector, Grantmakers Urged to Boost Support for Advocacy
By Kevin Laskowski

Federal restrictions on foundations impede access to justice – a cause for concern
By Niki Jagpal

Complacency Is Not An Option, But Philanthropy Is
By Christine Reeves

It Takes a Village
By Melissa Hanson

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From the Vault

Understanding Social Justice Philanthropy

April 2003

This report examines the meaning of social justice philanthropy based on literature reviews and conversations with grantmakers, academics and nonprofit practitioners. What are the main elements of social justice philanthropy? What are the contradictions? This paper sets the stage for a report published by NCRP in the fall of 2004 that assesses the size and scope of the philanthropic social justice field and offer recommendations for funders.

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On the Side

Getting to Maybe
By Chet Tchozewski, Alliance

Déjà Vu (or 1969) All over Again?
By Joel Orosz, Center for Effective Philanthropy

A Big Bet on Advocacy Helps to Make History on Health Care
By Gara LaMarche, Atlantic Philanthropies

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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