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How to Get Real About Racism in Philanthropy

The families most impacted by inequities in the U.S. don’t need to study research about how the education, health and criminal justice systems are interconnected. They see it in their daily lives. When a main breadwinner is out of jail and employed, family members are better equipped to get to a critical doctor’s appointment, pay for food and rent, be attentive in school and participate in extracurricular activities. Grantmaking organizations often …Read More

What It Really Means to Hold Space for Someone

I recently came across a powerful article by Heather Plett on “What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone.” It resonated strongly with me. Lately, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be truly inclusive and believe that part of inclusivity is making space for people impacted by social problems to be leaders of the change rather than speaking for them. In my role as a consultant at …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