An Interview with Rhonda Broussard, Founder & CEO, Beloved Community

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, December 4, 2018

An Interview with Rhonda Broussard, Founder & CEO, Beloved Community

Rhonda Broussard recognizes the importance of shared humanity as she advances sustainable economic equity and the tensions that emerge in this important work.  As a life-long educator, the murder of Michael Brown, Jr. challenged her to examine her assumptions about the ‘saving power’ of education, and in many ways, helped her to found Beloved Community.

 

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: capacity building, diversity, education, organizational culture, social entrepeneurship, social justice

Partnering to Break the Cycle of Poverty

La Piana Consulting // Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Partnering to Break the Cycle of Poverty

In a new client case study, we highlight the 2015 strategic restructuring of The HOPE Program (HOPE) and Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), whose parent-subsidiary partnership has strengthened the delivery of job training and career retention programs in New York City. 

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Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring, Our Clients
Tags: case study, collaboration, social entrepeneurship, strategic restructuring, sustainability, parent subsidiary

An Interview with Khairah L. Walker, Founder and ED, tiLTFEST

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, November 20, 2018

An Interview with Khairah L. Walker, Founder and ED, tiLTFEST

On a mission to elevate, promote, and center the innovation women of in tech, film, and television, Khairah Walker is in hot pursuit through her start up, tiLTFEST. Read on to learn how she blends right-brain creative energies with left-brain analytics as she fights for racial equity and racial justice, and why sometimes our choices matter more than the consequences.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: arts, civic engagement, community, , current events, diversity, innovation, networks, social justice,

An Interview with Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO, FPWA

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, November 8, 2018

An Interview with Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO, FPWA

Jennifer Jones Austin leverages her faith-based roots in policy and advocacy work by using her seat at the table – not just being happy to be there – to speak truth to power. FPWA provides management assistance, capacity building, and advocacy services to nearly 200-member agencies and churches throughout New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, capacity building, community, human services, networks, vision

Six Questions for a Better Business Plan

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Six Questions for a Better Business Plan

Answering these six questions will give you a basic framework that will give your business planning process the focus and momentum to get you where you need to go.

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Categories: Business Planning
Tags: business models, decision making, market awareness, planning, strategy

An Interview with Charnella Derry, Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, October 25, 2018

An Interview with Charnella Derry, Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute

Charnella Derry reflects on the moment when she began to live her life with purpose, why she’s not tricked by ‘quick fixes,’ and why having Black women at the table when decisions are being made is critical to an equal and inclusive future.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, civic engagement, education, organizational learning

Great Teams Hold Each Other Accountable

Melissa Mendes Campos // Sunday, October 21, 2018

Great Teams Hold Each Other Accountable

Are you just "going along to get along," or are you committed to doing the work of an effective team?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Leadership
Tags: accountability, human resources, management, organizational culture, workplace

An Interview with Elizabeth Whittaker-Walker, Raymond Whittaker Design

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, October 17, 2018

An Interview with Elizabeth Whittaker-Walker, Raymond Whittaker Design

Elizabeth Whittaker-Walker reflects on her rich experiences at the intersection of policy and education and the lessons learned along the way on her journey to self-discovery, self-mastery, and co-creating a good world for us.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: collaboration, community, evaluation, funders, grantmaking, networks, organizational structure, philanthropy, research, social sector, strategy

An Interview with Eva Paterson, President and Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, October 10, 2018

An Interview with Eva Paterson, President and Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society

Eva Paterson opens up about her journey as a civil rights lawyer, why working in coalitions is like herding cats, and how she remains a force for good in this moment of Trumpism.


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Categories: Leadership
Tags: accountability, advocacy, collaboration, government, politics, public sector, social justice, vision

Mergers, Fake Equity, and the Quest to Make America Possible

Makiyah Moody // Friday, October 5, 2018

Glenn Harris has 25 years of experience working on issues of race and social justice in partnership with community groups, foundations, and government agencies dedicated to building a more just and democratic society. In 2017, Race Forward merged with the Center for Social Inclusion, and Glenn became the President of the new Race Forward and Publisher of Colorlines.  In this interview, Makiyah Moody, Senior Consultant, speaks with Glenn about the values that lead his work, how he responds to “fequity” (fake equity), and whether or not America is possible.


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Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: diversity, government, management, mergers, organizational culture, organizational structure, politics, social justice
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