“It’s important as a woman of color to be in the room where it happens, in order to effect change from within our systems of power. Nonprofit boards, similar to for profit boards and government entities, decide on which issues are addressed and which aren’t, how they’re addressed and by whom. Systemic bias is prevalent in all systems of power […]
When TNP was just an idea, I know we wanted, no, needed an advisory council that was represented by the community, a group of people that truly represented what an inclusive board could look like. This week, we did just that. We’ve been developing the LEGACY LEADERSHIP CIRLCE, TNP’s newly formed advisory council. This isn’t your typical advisory council though. […]
In honor of International Women’s Day we had a deep discussion with board leader, education professional and TNP advocate Laura Razo. Laura has an amazing story as a philanthropist and activist, and shares her advice on how leaders can also make a difference in revolutionary ways! Enjoy this read on an amazing community leader. Tell us about your community involvement […]
It has been more than 30 years and we’re still having the same conversation on DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) in Austin nonprofit board rooms. For this reason we saw a unique opportunity to bring forward the movement makers that bootstrapped their leadership careers, even if they were the only ones at one time in some of these board rooms. […]
We hosted a great Q&A with Ali Khataw & Emlyn Lee at our Asian Communities Meet-up. We discussed ways Asians can get connected to mainstream nonprofits, board service and leadership as well as identity issues and how to represent the many cultures and voices of Austin Asians on nonprofit boards. Thank you to our our community partners Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, Kinokuniya Bookstore […]
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We’re hosting a real-talk discussion on the importance of Black leadership in the community at the next #TNPATX event. RSVP here: https://tnpAfricanAmericanMeetup.eventbrite.com
Board qualifications need to be reassessed so that they emphasize cultural understanding of the communities the organization is serving, which should result in more people of color on boards, says Mando Rayo, founder of the New Philanthropists, an organization aiming to find 100 people of color who are ready for board service in Austin, Tx. Read More…
#TNPATX is looking for community-minded people of color to serve on nonprofit boards to create a more inclusive community. Take the questionnaire here: https://goo.gl/rKQxuT. Opt-in, share or tag a friend or colleague and get ready to serve!
On December 6th, we hosted 65 of the city’s most engaged Leaders of Color to share The New Philanthropists action plan and invite them to participate. The event served as a launchpad to our work in recruiting 100 People of Color to serve on mainstream nonprofit boards. Thank you St. David’s Foundation for supporting our work and Bank of America & One Voice Central Texas for […]
While the population of Austin is less than 50% Anglo or white, non-Hispanic the majority of nonprofit board members are white. Put another way, people of color are more than 50% of the population but only about 10% of nonprofit board leadership. It’s also worth considering that many of the social issues served by nonprofits disproportionally affect people of color. […]
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 […]