Posts Tagged ‘Resource’

The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change

Read the Black Social Change Funders Network’s The Case for Funding  Black – Led Social Change as a charge to inspire sustained commitment to strengthen and expand the infrastructure for Black-led social, institutional and political power in the U.S. It addresses three interwoven questions:

  • Why focus on anti-Black racism?
  • Why is it necessary to invest in Black-led social change?
  • What should philanthropy do?

“America Divided”: Putting a Spotlight on Inequality

Explore Ford Foundation’s recaps of “America Divided,” a docu-series featuring narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice, and the political system. The recaps highlight resources and insights on the important policy and social justice issues raised in each episode.

Shifting Philanthropy from Charity to Justice

This SSIR article encourages philanthropists who champion equality to shift from a framework that grounds giving in “charity” to “justice.” Giving should seek to break down longstanding, intentional, institutional policies that have shaped social divides in the United States and that continue to promote inequality today.

It provides seven questions that every philanthropist should consider about the inputs and outputs of their efforts

IssueLab Special Collection: Disconnected Youth

Browse IssueLab’s special collection of nearly one hundred and forty recent reports, case studies, fact sheets, and evaluations focused on the challenges confronting youth today, as well as lessons and insights from the field.

For too many young people the transition to adulthood is characterized by isolation, joblessness, and a lack of educational opportunity or connection to caring community.

In a far-reaching effort to help disconnected youth, nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies across the U.S. are providing support in the form of shelters, job training, mentorship, college prep, job placement, and mental and reproductive health services. But in order to achieve success it is clear that these efforts require greater alignment and coordination.

This special collection gathers the many lessons being learned in the field; lessons about the challenges in meeting the needs of disconnected youth and the promise of both new and more proven approaches.

Read the companion post by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

CBMA’s Promise of Place Webinar on Milwaukee

CBMA Promise of Place Webinar: A Focus on Excellence – Raising The Bar For Cities Supporting Black Men & Boys!

Join our network of cross-sector leaders with the 2016 “Promise of Place Webinar Series,” based on our 2015 report “Promise of Place: Cities Advancing Black Male Achievement.”  These webinars will offer specific strategies that encourage cities, networks, organizations and individuals to make tangible progress in their efforts to improve life outcomes and opportunities for Black men and boys.

How do we mobilize and leverage our commitment, relationships and community assets to establish excellence as the standard for the well-being of Black men and boys? The Promise of Place report highlighted 3 key values that cities must embrace to make progress toward this reality:

  • Collective Work and Responsibility: Creating Space for All Concerned, Bound Together by Commitment and Accountability
  • Respect and Recognition: Affirming and Re-imagining Black Men and Boys as Assets in Communities
  • Bold Goals and Outcomes: Setting Aspirational Goals to Guide Collective Work

Each webinar will offer specific strategies to encourage cities, networks, organizations and individuals to make tangible progress in their efforts to offer promise in the places that Black men and boys reside, as well as provide insights on future city based efforts that CBMA will coordinate. We will also spotlight a different city and the progress they are making to become places of promise for Black men and boys.

Pennies for Progress, NCRP’s Latest Report

NCRP finds in its latest report, Pennies for Progress: A Decade of Boom For Philanthropy, A Bust For Social Justice, that while total foundation assets grew by 70 percent between 2003 and 2013, which includes the Great Recession, marginalized communities saw little of these dollars. The share of all domestic funding for social justice strategies remained stagnant at 10 percent for these 11 years.

Promise of Place Webinars: A Focus on Excellence

CBMA Promise of Place Webinar: A Focus on Excellence – Raising The Bar For Cities Supporting Black Men & Boys!

Join our network of cross-sector leaders with the 2016 “Promise of Place Webinar Series,” based on our 2015 report “Promise of Place: Cities Advancing Black Male Achievement.”  These webinars will offer specific strategies that encourage cities, networks, organizations and individuals to make tangible progress in their efforts to improve life outcomes and opportunities for Black men and boys.

How do we mobilize and leverage our commitment, relationships and community assets to establish excellence as the standard for the well-being of Black men and boys? The Promise of Place report highlighted 3 key values that cities must embrace to make progress toward this reality:

  • Collective Work and Responsibility: Creating Space for All Concerned, Bound Together by Commitment and Accountability
  • Respect and Recognition: Affirming and Re-imagining Black Men and Boys as Assets in Communities
  • Bold Goals and Outcomes: Setting Aspirational Goals to Guide Collective Work

Each webinar will offer specific strategies to encourage cities, networks, organizations and individuals to make tangible progress in their efforts to offer promise in the places that Black men and boys reside, as well as provide insights on future city based efforts that CBMA will coordinate. We will also spotlight a different city and the progress they are making to become places of promise for Black men and boys.

See the dates and spotlight cities below to register for the webinars:

My Brother’s Keeper What Works Showcase

In this science-fair-meets-demo-day style event, the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) “What Works Showcase” featured more than 30 of the nation’s premiere organizations and interventions with rigorous evidence of impact across MBK’s cradle-to-college-and-career-goals.

The White House Office of Social Innovation and My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) co-hosted the MBK What Works Showcase with the U.S. Department of Education, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and Results for America.

RWJF’s Webinar, The High School Finish Line

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Forward Promise program invites you to participate in a new webinar series examining the barriers that limit the health and success of boys and young men of color and the promising solutions that are helping them to access quality early education, stay in school and graduate, and cope with chronic exposure to trauma and violence.

This webinar (Nov 14, 2016, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET) looks at impediments to high school graduation such as harsh school discipline, places around the US that are showing progress in promoting high school graduation and ways to re-engage young men who have dropped of school.

Speakers:
Howard Addis, National Dropout Prevention Center/Network
Kisha Bird, CLASP
Dwanna Nicole, Advancement Project

Philanthropy has to ‘Get Woke’ on Race & Inequality

Read this article by Dr. Robert Ross of the California Endowment to determine whether your foundation is truly wading into the epic battle unfolding against inequality in our nation or is sitting it out.

This is a year in which we find our nation deeply divided, frenetic, and torn. Populist uprisings sweep the nation and infiltrate the discourse surrounding the most electrifying presidential campaign in at least a half-century. Many working-class white Americans and frustrated young people of color have channeled their anger through anti-establishment candidates, expressing disgust with Wall Street-dominated political influence. With the emergence of Black Lives Matter, structural racism has been officially called out as a crisis in America. The Dreamers movement unleashes activist energy in favor of immigration reform, even in the face of political paralysis in Congress.

The issue of inequality in America is intense, urgent, and pressing.