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“Despite the evidence that systems and structures are leading to the isolation of people of color in nonprofit organizations, there still seems to be a hesitance to talk explicitly about racism in the sector,” writes Sean Thomas-Breitfeld of the Building Movement Project. Here he discusses the “nonprofit racial leadership gap.” This article is part of the ongoing EDI Series sponsored by NPQ and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN).
The nonprofit sector is by default a privileged construct, in that it maintains the status quo and reproduces dominant power relations between racialized social groups. What would an alternative construct, built for making radical and transformational changes for the people impacted, by the people impacted, look like?
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A cause-centered community is a group of people who share a common passion for a cause. They could be a group of people who support a particular nonprofit’s social change agenda or a group of people from different organizations united around a common challenge, idea, or cause.… Read More
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Note from Beth: Several years ago, I was got trained in design thinking facilitation methods using Luma and have incorporated these techniques into my consulting and training practice. I have also learned a lot from other nonprofit colleagues who have use these techniques, including Brian Reich (see this blog post about his design thinking work to solve the refugee crisis) who has just published a book on innovation called “The Imagination Gap” and my colleagues, Ted Frickes and Micheal Silberman at the Mobilization Lab.
Capacity building is about improving organizational (or network) effectiveness. Capacity building includes both money (grants), consultants/technical assistance, peer learning/communities of practice, and collaboration. According to the survey of funders about capacity building completed by GrantCraft, the top five areas of capacity building that funders most likely support include: leadership, strategic planning, financial management, governance, and fundraising. … Read More
I've been a fan of the Squeezebox ever since I acquired Logitech's now-obsolete Squeezebox Touch, which my family is still using.
If you're a homeschool parent or a teacher with a limited budget, Internet-in-a-Box might be just what you've been looking for. Its hardware requirements are very modest—a Raspberry Pi 3, a 64GB microSD card, and a power supply—but it provides access to a wealth of educational resources, even to students without internet access in the most remote areas of the world.
The journey to documentation begins before you think it does, on the very first page of your site. Users look at your website or GitHub—and often the examples and demos you post there—before they read any of your guides.
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HomeHaven is a nonprofit corporation founded to enable residents over the age off 55 in the Greater New Haven area to obtain services they need in order to continue to lead active and independent lives in their homes. To learn more about our organization as well as finding a full job description and instructions on how to apply, please go to our website: www.homehavenvillages.org
New Haven, CT (May 4, 2017) – The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The Community Foundation) thanks the thousands of people who united over 36 hours during The Great…Continue
In late 2010, the doors were about to close on the Greenbrier Greenhouse Program. For more than three decades, the innovative social enterprise had provided jobs at the historic Edgerton Park Gardens and Greenhouse to adults with autism and other developmental and physical disabilities. Tending plants…Continue
Testimony to the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee
In Opposition to
House Bill 7322, An Act Concerning State and Local Revenue
Submitted by David V. Hunter, President & CEO, The Mary Wade Home
April 25, 2017
On behalf of The Mary Wade Home in New Haven, I respectfully submit the following testimony in strong opposition to House Bill 7322,…Continue