Racism Creates Uneven Playing Field for Nonprofits

A lead story for The Chronicle of Philanthropy's "Leaders of Color Speak Out... about being underestimated, breaking barriers, and whether things are getting better" gathers 25 leaders of color at various nonprofits and foundations.

The author, Nicole Wallace, interviewed the 25 leaders, and noted how the leaders described "feeling isolated, navigating difficult, racially fraught power dynamics...and enduring affronts to their dignity."

In the article, leaders shared experiences of feeling left out and out of place at gatherings of nonprofit executives. Often people of color are unrepresented in positions of leadership, according to one leader who is predominantly African American.

Kelly Otte for Notes on Nonprofits expressed how racism creates an uneven playing field for nonprofit leaders of color raising money. She wrote how every new generation raises the bar and as more people of color come into leadership positions things will continue to change. Read the Entire Article


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Newsmatch Making a Lasting Impact in Communities Throughout the U.S.
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Karen Rundlet, director for journalism at Knight Foundation, writes an article originally published at kf.org. Her article tackles how "Americans still don't understand the full extent of the...more

Oslo Saw Zero Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths in 2019

City data for Oslo, Norway, which has a population of about 673,000, show a dramatic reduction in traffic fatalities. According to a story in the Norwegian paper Aftenposten, safety advocates are...more

Entrepreneurs Discuss the Benefits of Impact Investing at Emory University

Emory Impact Investing Group (EIIG) hosted a panel attended by students, faculty, and Atlanta community members, at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. The event discussed the challenges and...more

How a Tax Break to Help Poor Communities Became a Windfall for the Rich

The Trump administration's multibillion-dollar tax break that is supposed to help low-income areas became a windfall for the wealthiest Americans. The goal of the tax benefit was to persuade...more

Invest Acadiana Recognized as Leading Opportunity Zone Fund
Foundation: Community Foundation of Acadiana

Invest Acadiana, of Louisiana, was recognized as a leading Opportunity Zone Community in new national list. The Forbes OZ 20: Top Opportunity Zone Catalysts, a partnership between the Sorenson...more

Strong Connections Create Social Impact

Jim Katzaman, manager at Largo Financial Services, features Timothy Macharia, chief management officer of Arielle for Africa and a passionate digital marketer, brand developer and graphic...more

The Power of Open Data to Transform and Engage Communities
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Lilian Coral, Knight Foundation's director for national strategy and technology innovation, shares details on the Foundation's new call for ideas that explore transformational ways data can be used...more

Local Change, Big Impact: LISC's State & Local Policy Survey

LISC seeks its partners around the country, spanning the nonprofit, small business, philanthropic, public, and corporate sectors to take on its State & Local Policy Survey. LISC's goal is to...more

Philanthropy and Local Communities
Foundation: Nebraska Community Foundation

K.C. Belitz, chief operating officer of the Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF), provides an example of how to use philanthropy to do community-building and a call to action. Belitz writes that...more

New NYC Program Pairs Homeless Youth with Seniors with Extra Bedrooms

The Home Sharing Program, which recently launched in all five New York City boroughs, pairs homeless youth with senior citizens who have extra rooms in their apartments. According to Lorraine...more







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