Philanthropy's Continuing Role in Health Care Reform
Lessons from health reform philanthropy, influencing grantmaking practices and more
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The spring issue of "Responsive Philanthropy" (http://www.ncrp.org/files/rp-articles/ResponsivePhilanthropy_Spring2012.pdf), released today by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (www.ncrp.org), looks at philanthropy's continuing role in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, lessons from philanthropy's support for Health Care for America Now and how grantmakers can effectively influence each other's work.
Towards Transformative Change in Health Care: An Update
In the cover story, health philanthropy expert Terri Langston and Jennifer Ng'andu of the National Council of La Raza look at what's happening with the implementation of ACA and share principles to guide philanthropy's role in health reform.
Lessons for Grantmakers from the Battle for Health Care Reform
NCRP field director Sean Dobson reviews Robert Kirsch's latest book "Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States." He offers lessons for grantmakers looking to maximize the effectiveness of their philanthropic dollars on issues they care about.
How to Change Behavior in Philanthropy: Factors and Barriers that Influence Foundation Practices
Spence Limbocker, former executive director of the Neighborhood Funders Group, shares insights about how foundations can influence each other's grantmaking practices. He provides practical tips to community organizers and funders on becoming better advocates and ambassadors for strategies that empower underserved communities.
This issue of "Responsive Philanthropy" also features the work of the National Council of La Raza (http://www.ncrp.org/files/rp-articles/ResponsivePhilanthropy_Spring2012_Member-NCLR.pdf), the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the country.
These articles, along with articles from previous issues, are available for free on the "Responsive Philanthropy Article Archive" (http://www.ncrp.org/publications/responsive-pubs/rp-archive). Hard copy subscriptions to "Responsive Philanthropy" are complimentary for NCRP members and cost $25 for non-members.
The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy in Washington, D.C., is a national watchdog, research and advocacy organization that promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. Visit www.ncrp.org.
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