AAPI Take the Lead: Demystifying what a board member looks like

What does a board member like look? Does the Asian Model Minority Myth hinder inclusion on boards? What does it mean have representation from the Asian diaspora on a board? According to the City of Austin’s Asian American Quality of Life Report 2018, “Asians represent the fastest growing racial group in Austin with Asian Indians, Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans, Filipinos and […]

Navigating Change: The Impact of Texas SB-17 on Diversity in Philanthropic, Community and Nonprofit Leadership

As leaders in the nonprofit sector, we have to navigate through a number of issues important to the communities we serve, including legislation that directly impacts people’s lives. We have to speak up, especially during difficult times, because we know whether it’s action or in action, that has a ripple effect! We’ve seen this throughout history, from Jim Crow laws […]

Being Seen: Bringing the 2024 Mentees and Mentors Together

Sometimes seeing someone that looks like you and has a shared experience makes all the difference in the world. And when you have representation on a nonprofit board, that’s when you make a real impact in the community. Representation, being seen, and knowing your value are just some of the reasons we created the Board Mentors of Color Program. A […]


This week TNP published its first data report, a Black Paper: “Breaking Barriers: Bridging the Nonprofit Board Representation Gap in Austin, Texas.”  As part of the Black Paper, we included historical context on the inequities within philanthropy and specifically nonprofit board service. We’re strong believers on how history has shaped the present and defines how we can move forward. As […]

New Report: Breaking Barriers – Bridging the Nonprofit Board Representation Gap in Austin, Texas

The New Philanthropists, in partnership with Measure, is releasing its first data report, Breaking Barriers: Bridging the Nonprofit Board Representation Gap in Austin. The Black Paper focuses on insights accumulated from participants of the Board Mentors of Color Program and highlights the voices from leaders of color in the Austin community. Read detail below. For Immediate Release – February 28, […]

Stand up and welcome 2024 Mentees!

We want to see a community where ALL can thrive. It’s in our mission! That’s why we’re excited about the 2024 co-hort of the Board Mentors of Color Program (BMOC). We created this specific mentoring program so that BIPOC mentees can learn from leaders that have navigated nonprofit boards, leadership and philanthropy in Austin and learn from their lived experiences. […]

Reflecting on 2023

2023 has been a rewarding and challenging year for The New Philanthropists (TNP) in Austin, Texas. We are celebrating our 5th year of existence, and we have seen our community-focused on building equity and inclusion on nonprofit boards continue to grow with investments from businesses and nonprofits willing to do the work. And the most exciting news is we were […]

Announcing our 2024 Mentors!

After a year of re-assessing the Board Mentors of Color program and the need for more leaders to step up, support and create access for the next generation of leaders, we’re excited to announce that the Board Mentors of Color (BMOC) program is back! We, at The New Philanthropists, are inspired by the new slate of mentors and would like […]