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Putting Race, Equity, and Inclusion at the Center of Solving Social Problems: by Idalia Fernandez and Isabelle Moses

One of the things we love most about our work is hearing an audible gasp or “Huh, I never thought of it that way before.” These moments are the sound of disruption, when we know we’ve achieved a breakthrough. In 2011, we experienced one of these moments at Community Wealth Partners when we asked our team to discuss, “What does it take to solve social problems?” This question led to …Read More

Normalizing Inclusion: Why Culture Matters in Post-Election America

Since the election, it has felt as if we are living in unprecedented times. While we have long been challenged by divided politics, we are now experiencing something far more dangerous: the normalization of bigotry, xenophobia, racism and misogyny on a mass scale. Marginalized individuals and communities have had to deal with this prejudicial thinking for far too long. Many have fought to change the systems and mindsets that perpetuate …Read More

A Bolder Role

While many stories from the Unity Summit in New Orleans affected me, the ones that most stuck with me were from Dr. Denese Shervington, a psychiatrist who works with kids in the New Orleans juvenile justice system. She talked about the trauma experienced by the kids, mostly black and brown, in the system, and the need for us as individuals and as a society to see the hurt and avoid …Read More

The Power of Influence: Lessons from MCON

Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago to attend MCON, a dynamic convening of next-generation of leaders and innovators inspiring their peers to take action on movements and causes. In a fortuitous complement to Community Wealth Partners’ recent work on the value of intentional influence, this year’s event focused on exploring influence from four unique yet increasingly interconnected perspectives: media, business, place, and community. Throughout the …Read More

The State of Diversity in the Nonprofit Sector

With this post, we will examine data surrounding the current state of racial diversity in leadership, staff, and boards across organizations in the nonprofit sector. As the sector increasingly recognizes the need for talent diversity as a strategy to accelerate social change, Community Wealth Partners has conducted a scan of existing research to understand the factors leading to gaps in attracting/recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing people of color. The scan was …Read More