Welcome to CNA’s MAKE WAY FOR MONDAY, a weekly E-blast for nonprofits to share accumulated news, articles, and announcements that we hope you will find useful. If you have any events or articles that you want to share please forward them to Jennifer Braun at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to get them included.
Which one is superior over the other?
As good progressives, we’re used to examining privilege and how that shapes the experiences of marginalized communities. But what about our own privilege as philanthropists? How often do we turn the mirror around? If we did, we’d see that we are all gatekeepers. Whether I am a program officer deciding what to advance to my director and board, or a trustee approving an investment strategy – we are controlling the flow of resources that folks need, often with only their limited say. Merely wanting this to be untrue because of our commitment to justice doesn’t change it. We have to acknowledge the inequity of philanthropy and our role in it in order to change the way these systems work. READ MORE…