AUGUST 2016 NEWSLETTER
Dear Mitakyapi (“Relatives” in the Lakota language and is a traditional greeting),
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Native Americans in Philanthropy to partner with White House’s Generation Indigenous Initiative
Native Americans in Philanthropy is honored to partner with the White House on a Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) philanthropic event, “Generation Indigenous: Raising Impact with Innovation and Proven Strategies” on August 26, 2016, at the White House. This event calls upon the philanthropic community to take action to elevate key issues and address the pressing needs of Native youth with culturally comprehensive approaches to ensure all Native youth reach their full potential. Read how your organization can get involved here.
NAP Members: NAP Learning Community
Session 3: Using social media effectively to support your organization. How do you use social media? What has been successful and what hasn’t worked as you hoped? NAP is pleased to bring you part three of a new series offered by our partners at CausePlanet and dedicated to exploring essential topics together. Register here.
Neighborhood Funders Group: People, Place, & Power
The Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) held their national convening this year from June 14-16 in Oakland, California. NFG is a membership association of grantmaking institutions with a mission of building the capacity of philanthropy to advance social justice and community change. NFG organizes the field, develops leaders, and cultivates thought leadership among its national base of members and encourages the support of policies and practices that advance economic, racial, and social justice. Read the full blog here.
Meet CHANGE Philanthropy
CHANGE Philanthropy (formerly known as Joint Affinity Groups) was founded in 1993 to unify identity-focused philanthropic affinity groups into an empowered coalition between our seven core partners. Collectively, we are working to integrate diversity, inclusion, and social justice into philanthropic practice. As the work of our individual partners organizations developed and deepened, so did our need to strategically address equity. In 2015, JAG began to rethink our work, refocus our energy and transform into CHANGE Philanthropy. Watch the recorded webinar here.
The Christensen Fund Fellow
The Christensen Fund Fellow, a pilot at the Christensen Fund, will offer an early- to mid-career professional with strong Indigenous connections a unique opportunity to 1). deeply learn about philanthropy thru extensive hands-on grantmaking experience and to 2). positively contribute toward advancing the field of biocultural diversity in the Bay Area. Learn how to apply here.
Tribal leaders call on next president for Native policy
Edward Manuel ticks off the issues–water shortages, federal approval of mining projects, allocation of scarce resources–all decisions made with what he thinks is insufficient input from the nation’s tribes. Read the full article here.
Charitable Giving Soars as Economic Recovery Continues
Charitable donation growth has eclipsed America’s broader rate of economic expansion. Americans’ proclivity to give has never been higher after two consecutive years of record-setting charitable donations, according to a report out Tuesday from the Giving USA Foundation and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Read more here.
August 24, 2016 | Webinar
Register now for new series with NAP! Session 3: Using social media effectively to support your organization.
September 13-15, 2016 | Baltimore, MD
Philanthropy Northwest 2016 Annual Conference
September 13-15 | Missoula, MT
The conference theme for the 40th Anniversary is Under One Sky.
First Nations L.E.A.D. Conference
September 27-29, 2016 | Tulsa, OK
Registration is open for the 21st Annual First Nations L.E.A.D. Institute Conference.
AISES National Conference
November 10-12, 2016 | Minneapolis, MN
Early registration ends September 2, 2106.
Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis seeking CEO
In support of the vision set forth by the board of directors for NACC, the Chief Executive Officer will be a creative and strategic leader, drive the organization’s strategic plan, effectively manage the organization and identifying key opportunities to strengthen operations, grow and diversify revenue streams, manage and engage new partnerships, and represent NACC locally and nationally. Learn how to apply here.
Positive Youth Justice Initiative
The Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI) is helping transform California’s juvenile justice practice and policy at the county level. The initiative focuses on youth at highest risk of returning to the juvenile justice system. Systemic changes address the underlying trauma, and social and familial disconnections that impact and impede these vulnerable youth from successfully transitioning to adulthood. Learn more here.
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