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Responsive Philanthropy Special Issue on Implicit Bias in Philanthropy

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A special issue of Responsive Philanthropy devoted to what philanthropy can do to combat implicit bias, or the way in which our unconscious minds shape and contribute to our thoughts and actions. A diverse roster of authors explores how this phenomenon both affects the many challenges we as a society face and its implications for how philanthropy addresses these issues.


A Time for Action: Mobilizing Philanthropic Support for Boys and Young Men of Color

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Released in June 2014, this report lays out a vision and a bold plan of action to maximize the potential of philanthropy and the private sector to increase opportunity for boys and young men of color that benefits the entire country.


Real Results: Why Strategic Philanthropy is Social Justice Philanthropy

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NCRP reports that the current practice of strategic philanthropy typically favors short-term metrics, is largely disconnected from grantees and the communities these nonprofits serve, and usually lacks authentic feedback to inform the strategies. Unless grantmakers explicitly address the needs of underserved communities and invest in policy and community engagement – strategies long practiced by social justice philanthropists – they are unlikely to achieve their goals.

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United Philanthropy Forum and CGLR Partner to Combat Pandemic-Related Learning Loss

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United Philanthropy Forum and The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) have joined in partnership to combat the long-term consequences of pandemic-precipitated learning loss facing children of economically challenged families, fragile families and those who are marginalized.


Forum Member Check-In Call: PSOs & the Current Fight for Racial Justice

Thursday, June 4, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

In light of what is happening in communities all across our country right now, the Forum is changing our regularly scheduled member check-in call on COVID-19 to be a call where members can have space to share and discuss the current work of PSOs to respond, and help their members respond, to the growing calls for racial justice and justice reform.