In addition to championing gender equity and social justice in our communities, there is an opportunity for charities and nonprofit organizations to promote these goals as employers.
In February 2015, I was named the first black woman appointed as Executive Director of Realize, a national partner organization in Canada’s HIV response. I had migrated from Trinidad & Tobago only 2 1/2 years earlier. As a "newcomer" to the country, you might ask if this was intimidating. In fact it was terrifying! But, in a good way!
Let’s start a discussion about gender dynamics.
It’s a discussion that informs a cross-cutting issue, not only in fundraising, but in every profession. Specifically it addresses how gender and power relate to our encounters and those we interact with every day. Gender dynamics in relationship-based fundraising is a particularly interesting subset of these interactions, and is the subject of this article.
I’ve seen a lot of books over the years and have been proud to publish many great ones. I am particularly drawn to books that are honest, unafraid to take chances, and thought-provoking.
If you snuck into my house, here are the books you would find on my desk. While I didn’t publish all of them, I certainly recommend each heartily.
Reconciliation is trending - many of us in the non-profit world are looking to activate our role in moving our collective forward in a respectful and just direction. In the first part of this article, Shereen talks about the role of social media in promoting reconciliation. In this part, she offers a host of daily tips for getting started.
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