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The Urgency of Now: Foundations’ Role in Ending Racial Inequity

Publication date: 
04/2014
This Foundation Review article explores the multiple approaches that foundations can use to advance racial equity, focusing on a specific set of approaches used by the Minnesota-based Northwest Area Foundation. The article also gauges the depth of the challenge that communities face in racial disparities, the long history of racialization of institutions and systems, and the evolution of the role of philanthropy in addressing poverty.
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Smarter Philanthropy for Greater Impact: Rethinking How Grantmakers Support Scale

Publication date: 
02/2014
A special supplement sponsored by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) for the Stanford Social Innovation Review Spring 2014 edition. It was created to capture the latest thinking about how nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, public funders, and social entrepreneurs can increase the impact of successful solutions to urgent social challenges. In the following pages, leaders from across the social sector offer their perspectives on “scaling what works” — what it means, what it takes to do it right, and what needs to happen to ensure that proven and promising solutions find their way...
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Snapshots in Philanthropy: Rosenberg Foundation

Publication date: 
05/2011
The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community. This snapshot features NCG member the Rosenberg Foundation and its work addressing California's 70 percent recidivism rate.
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Snapshots of Philanthropy: The James Irvine Foundation

Publication date: 
08/2010
The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community. This snapshot features NCG member The James Irvine Foundation and its work in a promising alternative approach to high school that links classroom learning with student interests and job preparation to motivat students and help them gain an advantage in high school, college and careers.
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The Roots Are Still Growing

Release Date: 
10/13/2015
A social justice activist and funder who has consistently worked with the intersection of race, class and gender for more than 30 years, Susan Wefald is trying to build capacity of organizations and movements to affect change.
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Announcing the 2015 Annual Conference Morning Breakouts

Release Date: 
05/06/2015
At the 2015 Annual Conference, attendees will have six Morning Breakouts to choose from—each offering an opportunity to investigate how the changes happening in our communities are playing out in a specific issue area. This year's Morning Breakouts...

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