1. Voices from the Field: The Oppression Olympics & The Critique of MBK

    This post originally appeared on the Nonprofit Quarterly blog at https://nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/24893-the-oppression-olympics-the-critique-of-my-brothers-keeper.html Voices from the Field: The Oppression Olympics & The Critique of MBK WRITTEN BY RAHSAAN HARRIS AND AKILAH WATKINS-BUTLER There is an important feminist critique of My Brother’s Keeper (MBK), an initiative promoted by President Obama, which warrants examination. Some...

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  2. No More Heroes? Philanthropy in a post-Madiba world

    By Nicole Rose Nieman, 2013 Emerging Leaders International Fellow, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, The Graduate Center, CUNY “What is the role of philanthropy in the 21st Century?”  A friend challenged me before I left my home country, South Africa, for a semester fellowship in New York City this past fall. ...

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  3. Implicit Bias Affects All of Us in Philanthropy

    This post was authored by Chaletta Huertas, Program Officer at GMA Foundations, and appeared originally in the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s column, Voices from the Field. Historically, only a small percentage of philanthropic dollars goes to communities of color, goes to organizations led by people of color, or comes...

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  4. Reflections on EPIP’s People of Color Network Gathering

    This post was authored by Lydia Nylander, of the U.S. Department of Justice, who attended EPIP’s People of Color Network Gathering last month. For me, November in Boston usually generates thoughts of unconscionable temperatures and an abrupt introduction to hypothermia. However, I can only feel that the unseasonable warm weather...

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  5. PCN Gathering Recap

    On November 5th and 6th, EPIP held its People of Color Network Gathering (formerly, the Professional Development Fund or PDF) at Harvard University. For those of you who don’t already know, PCN offers participants access to professional development training and intergenerational learning opportunities, with the intent of diversifying and retaining people...

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  6. Wit and Wisdom: Three Things Philanthropy Can Do to Prevent More Deaths Like Trayvon’s

    This post was authored by Paul Bachleitner, Project Director of Joint Affinity Groups (JAG) and was originally published on the JAG Blog. It appears here as part of the EPIP-JAG blogging partnership, “Wit and Wisdom”. Less than three weeks ago, the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting...

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  7. Wit and Wisdom: Reflections on EPIP’s People of Color Gathering

    In early February 2013, five members of EPIP Boston attended the EPIP National Professional Development Fund Conference held in San Francisco, below are their reflections. Those who attended were Jessica Baylor, EPIP Boston member; Nakisha Lewis, EPIP Boston Co-chair; Hehershe Busuego, EPIP Boston Steering Committee member; Andrea Forsht, EPIP Boston...

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