Caitlin Duffy

Senior Associate for Learning and Engagement
Caitlin Duffy joined the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) in 2013 and spent three years contributing research and writing for the Philamplify foundation assessment project. As senior associate for learning and engagement, Caitlin provides leadership on strategic outreach, partnerships, and web-based and in-person presentations for Power Moves, and manages the Impact Awards celebration of philanthropic excellence.
Originally from New Jersey, Caitlin studied secondary education and began her nonprofit career providing counseling for home energy assistance, English language instruction, camp programming for youth with disabilities, and child abuse prevention workshops. Her experiences led her to graduate studies in Washington, D.C., during which she conducted research in Peru on the social impact of mining; led a service learning trip to an autonomous housing cooperative in Mexico; studied abroad at the United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica; and interned with an anti-racist grassroots organization.
Caitlin holds a M.A. in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs from American University’s School of International Service and a B.A. in Spanish from The College of New Jersey. She has served on the board of a local community-led grantmaking fund, the Diverse City Fund, and currently serves on the steering committee of the DC chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP).

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

Moving to Racial Justice Grantmaking — Outside/Inside Strategies to Shift Power

How do we ensure that the perspectives of communities of color and other other most impacted communities are shaping and driving the philanthropic change agenda, especially around racial justice?

This interactive session will engage participants to lift up both examples and messages of activists claiming power to transform philanthropy in advancing racial justice. It will share local and national level lessons from Changing the Conversation: Philanthropic Funding and Community Organizing in Detroit, PRE's Guide to Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens, NCRP's Power Moves, and more, with focus on trends and questions of funders moving from racial equity to racial justice and building, wielding, sharing - and importantly - yielding power, and what that truly means in grantmaking.

The outside/inside emphasis will seek to honestly examine the relationships and roles of effective organizing from the community/grantseeker side to disrupt, reform or reclaim resource flow and decision-making; advocacy, organizing and training from intermediary roles to change frames and build skills; and organizing, bridge-building or leading from within institutions to transform policies and practices. How can we play our roles most with impact and accountability?

Speakers: Lori Villarosa, Caitlin Duffy, Lisa Leverette