Catching a unicorn: How do you stop and have that first conversation about diversifying your board? A candid Conversation with Jermaine Smith, Vice President of Major Gifts at City Year, Jermaine and Mickey talk about what it means to diversity a nonprofit board of directors, the challenges and difficulties experienced by both the board and potential board recruits.
Jessica is a co-founder of Impact100 Houston. We talk about her work and perspectives using philanthropy as a means of finding common ground during divisive times.
Mickey visits with Jim Taylor, BoardSource Vice President of Leadership Initiatives. We talk about his experiences being recruited to boards and what makes for disrespectful recruiting endeavor vs something more fulfilling for all parties involved. Expanding and diversifying your network of potential board candidates Building an inclusive & welcoming board culture Being intentional about inviting… Continue reading Recruiting For Board Diversity, with Jim Taylor
Possibility Project talks about the lack of diversity and representation of community in the sector, and dive into questions like, how can we best help leaders and communities of color access and hold power? Where can we best support changemakers of color and be the accomplices they need? Our guests include: Andrew Plumley, Director of… Continue reading Whiteness of the Social Sector: A Possibility Project Conversation
Mickey speaks with Marci Reed, Executive Director, Architects Foundation at The American Institute of Architects about the organization’s focus on empowering a diverse, next-generation of architects. Among the topics we cover: Architecture is a profession held in high regard, although it’s mysterious to people who aren’t exposed to it either as a possible career, or… Continue reading Architects Are Community Problem Solvers, with Marci Reed
This Possibility Project was conducted on August 6th. How do we go about designing programs, services, and policies? Is equity and access at the center of this work? Usually not. Let’s talk about what it means to create mechanisms of social change that are disruptive, because they are rooted in shifting power, equity, and impact.… Continue reading Possibility Project: Equity & Design
Racial Unrest and Your Nonprofit’s Message