Introducing the Legacy Leadership Circle

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. […]

TNP Spotlight: Laura Razo

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 […]

TNP Board Prospect Recruitment Mixer

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 […]

TNP Nonprofit Assessment Kick-Off Event

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After 25 Years of Talk, It’s Time to Act on Diversity

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, Tex., in 2018. Read More…

TNP Launch of Recruitment of Leaders of Color

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]