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The 10th annual human rights report: collaborating to drive impact

As we look to these new findings, we uplift why they matter and how this partnership strengthens our goals to map and improve tracking of the field of philanthropy.

By Ann Mei Chang (she/they) and Kellea Miller (she/her)

October 28, 2022

Reframe, commit, and expand: How to meaningfully invest in Black leaders

Despite the need for a significant shift in how philanthropy supports Black leaders and communities, long-term commitments are episodic at best. Echoing Green shares three calls to action for philanthropy to be more just and equitable.

By Tiffany Thompson (she/her)

August 18, 2022

Philanthropy must prioritize elevating and including Black voices

In 2020, the philanthropic sector started conversations about how philanthropy can better support Black-led organizations and the Black community. The sector missed a great opportunity with these listening sessions for Black non-profit leaders to share their hopes and dreams for their communities and the work of their organizations.

By Tokiwa T. Smith

August 8, 2022

Power in Solidarity: Reflections from AAPIP and NAP’s joint convening

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) and Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP)’s joint convening, Power in Solidarity. On a personal level, this convening was special, as it was the first in-person…

By Supriya Kumar (she/her)

July 28, 2022

Commitment to funding Native self-determination

For decades, Native American tribes have faced economic and food insecurity, education barriers, substandard and overcrowded housing, and limited healthcare—all tied to flawed federal policies and broken treaties. To address these inequities, our goal at Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA)…

July 14, 2022

Celebrating Black history and Black futures

While recently recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, Black people have long celebrated the historical importance of Juneteenth. From kitchen tables to campuses of Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Juneteenth is well revered in the Black community as…

By ABFE and Candid

June 17, 2022

ABFE and Candid partner on new research on Black leaders

There is a glaring gap in the representation of Black people in top positions in organizations, along with a general lack of resources, support, and opportunities for Black leaders and Black-focused organizations. This is not a pipeline problem. Building Movement…

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her) and Michell Speight

June 7, 2022

Why cultural reimagination must precede DEI initiatives

There are myriad ideas circulating in the current diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) conversation. And for good reason - much needs to be said. And yet, there is much less noise just one layer below - in the realm of…

By Rachel Wyley (she/her)

May 5, 2022

Black Diaper Bank leaders share struggles and successes

The community leaders who make up the Black Diaper Bank Coalition (BDBC) come from different places around the country. Some run small, volunteer-based organizations; others run major nonprofits. But they share important things, like “being invisible and hypervisible at the…

By Troy Moore (he/him)

April 7, 2022

In conversation: using data and education to advance racial equity at MEASURE

On March 13, 2022, Meme Styles, president and founder of MEASURE, joined Candid CEO Ann Mei on the stage at SXSW for their talk: Using Data to Advance Racial Equity (available to watch now on YouTube). Candid's team reached out…

By Meme Styles (she/her)

April 6, 2022

SXSW 2022: Using Data to Advance Racial Equity featuring Ann Mei Chang and Meme Styles

“We have a collective responsibility to both create a level playing field and address the historical injustices that leave some on the sidelines. Together, we can create a social sector that's more efficient, effective, and equitable.” -Ann Mei Chang, CEO…

By Kate Meyers Emery, Ph.D. (she/her)

March 29, 2022

Highlighting nonprofits that put equity into practice

Nonprofits that put equity into practice and donors that value the work of organizations that demonstrate their commitment to equity have a new opportunity to connect. How? Through Charity Navigator’s newly-released Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) ratings. These ratings, powered…

By Ann Mei Chang (she/they) and Michael Thatcher

March 21, 2022