Speaker Series with Michael Smith

We’re taking this conversation to the next level, next week. And you’re invited.  GivingCity and Mando Rayo have partnered with Kazique Prince, PhD, of Jelani Consulting (and a senior policy advisor to Mayor Steve Adler) to bring a national speaker to Austin on Tuesday, March 8.  Michael Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Cabinet Affairs for […]

July 28: New Philanthropists Panel Discussion by GivingCity Austin

More than 150 people joined GivingCity and Mando Rayo + Collective for the inaugural event of The New Philanthropists, featuring a thoughtful panel including Christopher Kennedy of Leadership Austin, Erica Saenz of UT Division of Diversity an Community Engagement, Ken Gladish of Seton Foundations; Llyas Saluhud-Din of VChain Solutions, Sonia Kotecha of CASA of Travis County, and Virginia Cumberbatch of […]

About our launch event, July 28

Since 2000, Mando Rayo has been developing a project to address the leadership gap between Latinos, African-Americans and Asians and mainstream nonprofit boards. Concurrently, GivingCity has been promoting social innovators of color through a regular feature called The New Philanthropists. In the fall of 2014, GivingCity Austin and Mando Rayo + Collective formed a partnership to launch The New Philanthropists Project by meeting with […]

What we believe

We launched The New Philanthropists project because we believe that racially diverse nonprofit boards make for more effective nonprofits and offer new leadership opportunities for people of color.  Our goals are to increase the number of people of color on nonprofit boards and create a culture of transparency around racial diversity and inclusion in our sector.It’s important that we outline […]

Nonprofit Board Diversity Data

It all starts with numbers.  We can’t gauge our progress unless we assess where we stand. To that end, please see the data that’s been collected in the field so far. This is what we know.  IN THE UNITED STATES Research shows that nonprofit boards across the country are still overwhelmingly homogenous, comprised of mostly white trustees. (Board Source’s 2015 […]