2015 Events Calendar

May 19-21

Center for Effective Philanthropy
Biennial Conference: Leading Effective Organizations

Executive Director Aaron Dorfman will attend this conference with foundation leaders from across the country. He will give a presentation on how to approach evaluating overall foundation effectiveness. He will be joined by Jara Dean-Coffey, principal and founder of jdcPartnerships, Brian Quinn, assistant vice president of research-evaluation-learning at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Amber Bradley, director of assessment tools at The Center for Effective Philanthropy.

Register now (limited slots available).

Mar. 23 
12:30-1:30PM EST

Cultivating Leadership in Movement Building

Tune in with NCRP as we spark a conversation about how leadership development opportunities lead to unexpected relationships and create cross-sector collaboration. These relationships have the potential to disrupt the status quo and create transformative progressive change in our society, yet they are woefully underfunded by philanthropy.

Use the #ncrpchat and #cultivatenonprofitleaders hashtags on Twitter to engage with the panelists and other attendees, including @TWI_2022, @MSConthemove, @STPtweeting and @ncrp.

Featured Speakers:

  • Pia Infante, Co-Executive Director, Whitman Institute
  • Taj James, Executive Director, Movement Strategy Center
  • Jodie Tonita, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Social Transformation Project
  • Ryan Schlegel, Research and Policy Associate, NCRP (moderator)
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Mar. 16-18
National Harbor, MD

Grant Managers Network
10th Anniversary Conference

Field Director Jeanné Isler will represent NCRP at this convening of national grant managers and foundation professionals. Alongside Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, president and CEO of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation and Janece Kleban, Vice President, Developmet for Goodwill of Greater Washington, she will give a presentation on NCRP’s The Philanthropic Landscape. These four fact sheets explain the state of our sector’s work on general operating support, multi-year support, support for marginalized communities and support for social justice strategies.

Mar. 5 
3:00PM EST

Moving Policy with Philanthropy: Funding Activism in the Immigrant Rights Movement

Join NCRP in bringing together progressive foundations and nonprofits to discuss how they have been able to move a policy agenda based on immigrant rights on the state and national levels. We will discuss how past work brought about President Obama’s Executive Order and how foundations and nonprofits can continue the momentum for additional policy wins.

Use the #ncrpchat and #immigrationreform hashtags on Twitter to engage with the panelists and other attendees, including @communitychange, @haasjrfund, @carnegiecorp and @ncrp.

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Jan. 30-31
Washington, DC

SOME: So Others May Eat
Annual Convening

Field Assistant Lia Weintraub will give a presentation on “Tough Conversations That Strengthen Funder Nonprofit Partnerships.” This interactive event will focus on the tough conversations that nonprofits should have with funders in order to strengthen their partnerships and overcome barriers that can hurt partnerships. She will draw on NCRP’s research and experiences with nonprofits and foundations from across the country, including NCRP’s Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best.


Washington, DC

SOME: So Others May Eat
Annual Convening

Research and Policy Assistant Ryan Schlegel will give a presentation on the topic of “How CanNonprofits Get More Funding for Social Change?” He will draw from content in NCRP The Philanthropic Landscape Fact Sheets and NCRP’s “Seizing the Moment” white paper.


Jan. 29-30
Orlando, FL

Florida Philanthropic Network
2015 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy

NCRP's Executive Director Aaron Dorfman and Senior Field Associate Christine Reeves will join Florida's grantmakers. Mr. Dorfman will give a plenary talk, "Civil Discourse? Progressive vs. Conservative Philanthropy." Ms. Reeves will help lead a conversation for the pre-conference dinner on emerging leadership in philanthropy.

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Jan. 28
1:00PM EST

Tools for Social Change: The National Equity Atlas

During this webinar, our speakers will take you on a tour of the Atlas and reveal how foundations can employ equity data and policy strategies to foster inclusive growth. Learn how to share this tool with your grantees to strengthen their work and advance your own equity agenda. Exchange ideas with the speakers about how data on changing demographics can advance the conversations and boost strategies needed to build an equitable economy.

Use the #ncrpchat and #equityatlas hashtags on Twitter to engage with the panelists and other attendees, including @PERE_USC @policylink and @NCRP

Featured Speakers:

  • Niki Jagpal,Research and Policy Director, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (moderator)
  • Tarza Mitchell, Public Policy Analyst, NC Budget and Tax Center of the NC Justice Center
  • Justin Scroggins, Data Manager, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
  • Nonet T. Sykes, Senior Associate, Race Equity and Inclusion Talent & Leadership Development, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Sarah Treuhaft, Deputy Director, PolicyLink
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Jan. 15
2:30PM EST

Fueling the Movement: How Foundations can Support the Fight for Racial Equity

Join NCRP and our esteemed panelists as we explore what foundations can do in response to recent events in Ferguson, New York City and across the country. Hear from grassroots organizers who have been on the ground in the movement about what type of support they need to be successful. Learn funding strategies for supporting the leadership organizations in the movement. And discuss how your foundation can be involved beyond giving grants.

Use the #ncrpchat #ferguson #blacklivesmatter hashtags on Twitter to engage with the panelists and other attendees:@aliciagarza @tymcharris @ZachWNorris @ReverendStarsky.

Featured Speakers:

  • Alicia Garza, Special Projects Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance and Creator, #blacklivesmatter
  • Tynesha Mcharris, Director of Community Leadership, Brooklyn Community Foundation
  • Zachary Norris, Executive Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
  • Rev. Starsky Wilson, President & CEO, Deaconess Foundation and Co-Chair of the Ferguson Commission
  • Aaron Dorfman, Executive Director, NCRP (moderator) 

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Jan. 9
3:00PM EST

EPIP/NCRP Webinar Supersized Imbalance: Post-2014 Election, What Foundations Should Know

Philanthropy cannot work in a silo or vacuum; philanthropy and the communities it serves are influenced by policy and elections. At the start of 2015, state legislatures will be in full swing with plenty of interesting policy issues on the table. Join us as experts demonstrate effective tools for understanding 4 contemporary policy issues. Plus, we will hear from a foundation that is using data-centric tools to bolster their agenda.

Free for EPIP & NCRP Members, $10 for Nonmembers

Featured Speakers:

  • Christine Reeves, Senior Field Associate, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy & Board Member, EPIP (Moderator)
  • Edwin Bender, Executive Director, National Institute of Money in State Politics
  • Bert Brandenberg, Executive Director, Justice at Stake
  • Tara Malloy, Senior Counsel, Campaign Legal Center
  • Daniel Stid, Director of the Madison Initative, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

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