Posts Tagged ‘Resource’

Culturally Responsive Evaluations for BMOC

Read RISE for Boys and Men of Color’s publication, Advancing Culturally Responsive Evaluations for Boys and Men of Color. While BMOCs are the targets of many social programs and interventions, a dearth of high-quality culturally responsive evaluations exist on the effectiveness of various gender- and population-specific approaches for BMOCs to achieve measurable results.

Philanthropy Must Embrace Discomfort & Change

Read this Huffington Post article on why philanthropy must embrace discomfort and rapid change on the road to achieving equity, and steps to move forward.

“…philanthropy isn’t always bringing the right tools to the task to solve these big problems rooted in social inequity, and sometimes our field perpetuates inequities in the communities we claim to care about. We also witnessed well-heeled investors and donors turn away from philanthropy to band together and get resources on the ground faster than our organizations ever could. And while we proudly champion equity, we were, as a field, guilty of not practicing it.”

Retreat Is Opportunity to Tune In to Black Males

In this blog post, Jamal Watson writes about the National Black Male Retreat at Ohio State University, now in its 12th year, that provides a rare opportunity for Black male college students to convene each year. The retreat embodies much of what is missing from the national discourse on Black males. Not enough of our so-called “experts” on Black males are listening to what young Black males have to say.

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: