HISTORY OF INEQUITIES IMPACTING NONPROFIT BOARD DIVERSITY

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, […]

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 […]

Let’s Go! 2022 Mentees of Color

“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 […]

TNP welcomes its first Executive Director

It is with great excitement that I formally announce my new role as Executive Director at The New Philanthropists (also known as TNP). When I first learned about TNP, through founders Monica Maldonado-Williams and Mando Rayo, I immediately wanted to become involved and I immediately understood the mission. Throughout my career in advertising, my work focused on developing relevant creative […]

Nonprofit Assessment Info-session

On Thursday, we presented the first opportunity for nonprofits to get involved with our work. So many nonprofits are eager to improve the diversity of their boards, but, as we stated that afternoon, there are no shortcuts. There’s so much more work to be done.  We believe that improving diversity constitutes a major change to an organization’s processes and culture, […]

Seeking People of Color for your nonprofit board?

“Do you know any Hispanics (*Latinos), Black leaders in Austin?” This is a very common question or request we get from Austin nonprofits. If you’re looking to become a more inclusive organization and reach people from Black, Latino or Asian communities, you’re asking the wrong question.  Understanding of and access to underrepresented communities and cultures is an asset all nonprofits […]