AAPI Take the Lead: Demystifying what a board member looks like

What does a board member like look? Does the Asian Model Minority Myth hinder inclusion on boards? What does it mean have representation from the Asian diaspora on a board? According to the City of Austin’s Asian American Quality of Life Report 2018, “Asians represent the fastest growing racial group in Austin with Asian Indians, Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans, Filipinos and […]

Being Seen: Bringing the 2024 Mentees and Mentors Together

Sometimes seeing someone that looks like you and has a shared experience makes all the difference in the world. And when you have representation on a nonprofit board, that’s when you make a real impact in the community. Representation, being seen, and knowing your value are just some of the reasons we created the Board Mentors of Color Program. A […]


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 […]