While conducting research for our 2015 National Conference, we came across these great resources to help you prepare for your participation at EPIP in NOLA. We hope you will take some time to dive as deeply as possible into some of these topics and issues in order to get the most out of your conference experience. See you all soon in New Orleans!
Funding in the South
- From the Foundation Review - “Community Philanthropy: How the Delta Region Revives, Embraces, and Promotes the Spirit of Giving” by Charlotte L. Williams, Clinton School of Public Service; Sherece West, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation; and Joanna Klak, Clinton School of Public Service
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation's Oral History Project
"Southern Voices" is an oral history archive composed of stories told by the Foundation’s grantee partners. Some are emerging leaders, while others are veterans who’ve been doing this work since the civil rights movement. Their goal is to lift up important partner stories and voices that shed light on meaningful progress and real potential in the South. In highlighting these efforts, potential funding partners will see the vast infrastructure and capacity in the region. The Foundation also hopes to preserve and share the wisdom gained from several decades of experience.
- MDC's State of the South report
The State of the South is MDC’s flagship publication, published since 1996. It became the mission of MDC, through The State of the South, to paint a clear portrait of the region and spell out critical recommendations for economic and social advancement.
- From the Opportunity to Learn Campaign (managed by the Schott Foundation)
A Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools
This video provides a strong parent and community perspective on the charter school movement in New Orleans.
Coastal & Environmental Issues
- From The Lens and ProPublica: Losing Ground
This virtual tool and map explores the coastal areas around Louisiana that are quickly disappearing due to climate change and oil drilling.
Restore the Mississippi River Delta
This site offers research and resources, and ways to help restore the delta. The delta supports America’s economy, wildlife and cultural heritage. But after decades of abuse and mismanagement, the delta is disappearing rapidly, sinking into the Gulf of Mexico.
Race Equity and Inclusion
- Annie E. Casey Foundation's Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide
One way to achieve social change in an organization is to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work. This action guide provides seven concrete steps for foundations and other organizations to take in creating equitable opportunities for the children, families and communities they serve.
- From Aaron Dorfman and the National Center for Responsive Philanthropy
How White Foundation Leaders Can Promote Racial Justice, published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
"Freedom Funders and the Civil Rights Movement 1955-1965"
Aaron will be participating on the Thursday, May 14th panel discussion, "Building a Movement Mindset: Leading From Where You Are".
- Beloved Community Center's Police Accountability & Professionalism resources.
The Beloved Community Center of Greensboro, North Carolina (BCC) is a community-based, grassroots empowerment oriented organization.
Joyce Johnson, of the Beloved Community Center, will be participating on the Thursday, May 14th panel discussion, "Building a Movement Mindset: Leading From Where You Are".
General Conference Tips