APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER
Cante Waste ya Nape Ciyu zape ye (“I shake your hand with a good heart” in Lakota). In support of the NAP vision and mission, we’re looking for Network Weavers to help in facilitating the growth and connectivity of a regional network of organizations and individuals. The primary goals for this position are to promote relationships among new and potential members in the region, promote NAP programs and membership benefits, and to support NAP regional offerings on the ground. You can view the full job posting here. The deadline has been extended to April 11th.
We’re closing in on our final months until the 11th Annual Philanthropy Institute in San Diego at the Catamaran Resort & Spa on May 25-27. If you haven’t already booked your hotel for the conference, your last day to receive the NAP discount is May 3rd. Book your accommodations here. You can find information on our featured sessions and plenaries on the registration page here.
Lastly, Elaine Rasmussen has moved on from her position at Native Americans in Philanthropy. We wish Elaine well in her next steps and journey. For questions related to the Philanthropy Institute, please contact Carrie Day Aspinwall, Special Projects Consultant, at programs@nativephilanthropy.
NAP CEO Sarah Eagle Heart featured in Indian Country Today
CEO Sarah Eagle Heart Grows Nonprofit ‘Native Americans in Philanthropy’
Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) has revved up its outreach and networking since Sarah Eagle Heart, Oglala Lakota, came on board as its new chief executive officer in fall 2015. Eagle Heart is a fierce advocate of building strong, healthy tribal communities while preserving Native traditions. Read the full Indian Country Today article here.
11th Annual Philanthropy Institute in San Diego
NAP’s Annual conference will be held May 25-27, 2016 at the Catamaran Resort & Spa Hotel. This year’s theme is Raising Impact with Native Voices. Take a look at our agenda here [LINK] for session and plenary information. See who’s registered so far here.
Don’t forget to book your hotel! Reserve your room at the Catamaran Resort & Spa Hotel before May 3rd, 2016 in order to get our discounted rates. Use our group code “NAP” when booking your room.
- Single/Double: $169
- Triple: $189
- Quad: $209
NAP is seeking Regional Network Weavers!
In support of the NAP vision and mission, the Network Weaver facilitates the growth and connectivity of a regional network of organizations and individuals. The primary goals are to promote relationships among new and potential members in the region, promote NAP programs and membership benefits, and support NAP regional offerings. Download the Full Job Description here.
March 30th Funding Forward Preconference Partnership Sessions
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for Impact Investment in Indigenous Communities and Beyond and Youth-Driven Strategies to Invest in Two Spirit Programs: Empowerment through Cultural Reclamation.
The first session featured Donna Morton of Principium, Sonja Swift trustee of Swift Foundation, Aurora Maria Izquierdo Torres founding member and director of Cafe ANEI, Jorge Paez Izquierdo president of the Board of Asoanei, Wayne L Ducheneaux II Cheyenne River Sioux executive director of the Native Governance Center, Cris Stainbrook from the Indian land tenure Foundation, Chris Georgacas of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s Seeds of Native Health philanthropic campaign and Jo-Anne E. Stately of The Minneapolis Foundation and gave insight into their organizations investment strategies.
The second session highlighted a special emphasis on youth, this interactive session led by Erik Stegman of the Center for Native American Youth, with panelists Sarah Eagle Heart of Native Americans in Philanthropy, Lenny Hayes of Tate Topa Consulting, LLC, and Kevin Jennings of the Arcus Foundation explored what Two Spirit identity means and its implications for funding effective strategies to support this population.
We invite you to share your insights and stories with us from the sessions. Email email@example.com
Blandin Foundation awards $2.8 million in grants
During their spring meeting March 17 and 18, Blandin Foundation trustees approved 91 grants totaling $2.8 million that strengthen rural Minnesota communities. Read the full press release here.
California Endowment’s CEO has made Americas Top 25 Most Influential Philanthropy Experts list
AMERICA’S Top 25 Most Influential Philanthropy Experts
The Business of Giving Newsletter published by Philanthropy Media, released its Top 25 list of the most influential philanthropy experts last week. View the full list here.
NoVo Foundation Announces $90 Million Investment in Girls and Young Women of Color Across the United States
Largest Commitment Ever Made by a Private Foundation To Address the Structural Inequities Facing Girls and Young Women of Color in the United States
The NoVo Foundation is set to Kick Off Regional learning sessions to hear directly from girls and young women of color, and their advocates, on what they need to grow the movement. Learn about the investment here.
Nominate a Leader by April 29, 2016
The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize and support individuals who are advancing innovative and effective solutions to significant state issues. Learn more here.
2016 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey
The Building Movement Project is conducting a national survey on Nonprofits, Leadership and Race. Open to anyone working in the nonprofit sector, this confidential survey asks about your own experiences, views on leadership, and perspectives on diversity in the sector. Your responses will help researchers understand the supports and barriers that nonprofit staff members face as they increase their leadership. The survey should take about 15-20 minutes to fill out. Just go to: bit.ly/BMPRaceSurvey!
Election 2016: Native Americans Are Gearing Up to Be Heard
Call them the nearly forgotten electorate, whose members are working day and night to ensure that their voices will be heard at the ballot box.
In this season of intense, sometimes rabid political debate, Native Americans have been largely ignored by mainstream news media. They attract scant public attention and receive only the occasional nod from major presidential candidates. Read the full article here.
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NoVo is hiring a Program Officer!
The NoVo Foundation is hiring a Program Officer to manage our work to end commercial sexual exploitation. This new position is housed within the foundation’s Initiative to End Violence Against Girls and Women. Apply here.
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NAP Members can download this Page to Practice™ book summary for FREE thanks to NAP’s partnership with CausePlanet. Simply visit www.CausePlanet.org and sign in with your email address and “NAP” for the password. Questions? Email us at mail@CausePlanet.org.
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