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NCRP Study Faults Foundations for Underfunding Social Justice Philanthropy

The National Center for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) has released a 21-page report titled “Pennies for Progress: A Decade of Boom for Philanthropy, A Bust for Social Justice.” As the title states, NCRP believes that nonprofit foundations have shirked their responsibility to attend to the immediate needs of vulnerable populations.

Evaluating Impact: What works and what needs to change

Over the past decade, momentum has built to apply an evidence-based framework to grantmaking. While it goes without saying that funding what is proven to work makes sense, evidence can be elusive, and the price of gathering it can be unreasonably high for grantmakers and grantees. Stephen Pratt of Impact Catalysts interviewed over 30 grantmakers in 2016 to explore their approaches to measurement and evaluation, what's working, what's confusing, and what needs to change.



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