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 […]
Continuing from our last blog, where we ended with the quote from a wise leader saying, “Diversity is Innovation. If someone doesn’t look like you, they don’t think like you, they can help you. Think Different” Now, if you live in the State of Texas, our political leaders, some of whom hold the most power in our state government, disagree […]
Applications for mentees are now open for the 2024 Board Mentors of Color Program. Get matched with an experienced community leader and develop leadership skills, build & deepen community relationships and gain support in navigating Austin nonprofit boards. To learn more and apply, click here.
Have you heard of the phrase “mountain top experience”? When we arrive at the apex in life, it feels great, but then we are often forced to go down the mountain, sometimes to a valley or a plateau, because we can not stay on the mountaintop forever. We must keep moving; hopefully, we will get to another mountain experience soon. In […]
Have you ever wondered how you could become a part of the TNP movement? Because this work is more than a moment. Join us as we continue to build a more diverse and inclusive nonproft community in Austin and around Texas. The New Crew will support the work of TNP as a whole. Organizations that focus on equity are often […]
The New Philanthropists is very excited to have Andrea Herrera Moreno join the Board of Directors! Andrea is the Executive Director of Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering, which focuses on increasing students from underrepresented groups that choose engineering careers. In addition, she has over ten years of experience in the fields of community development, positive youth development, and out-of-school […]
“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. […]
We are honored to have LaRessa Quintana join The New Philanthropists board! LaRessa’s leadership, experience, and drive for diversity, equity and inclusion is welcomed and a great addition to our leadership. Here’s an intro to this amazing leader, and now board member: LaRessa is a 5th generation Texan raised in Austin, Texas. In 2020 she served as campaign manager for […]
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 […]
2022 has just begun and The New Philanthropists is excited to launch this year with phenomenal talent, leadership and gamechangers that are committed to creating change in their communities in profound ways. We invite you to learn more about these thought-leaders, connect with them and join our momentum in helping Austin become more diverse, equitable and inclusive.
“I find purpose connecting with the non-profit community. I thrive in areas where I consciously connect with privileged leaders, disenfranchised community members and support our collective shift away from internalized systems of oppression. Raised an ARMY brat, I am a cultural chameleon & I aspire to infiltrate historic systems with mindfulness as my mission, and femme leadership values as my […]