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Our Work.

COURAGEOUS & TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP   BUILDING COLLECTIVE POWER   PAY IT FORWARD

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WE ARE BRIDGERS.

 

Our programs and offerings create space and conditions for learning between nonprofit leaders of color and funders.

OUR  ROLE 

WE PARTNER, DESIGN, AND CONNECT

Three intersecting circles representing our three roles: Capacity Building Partner, Enterprise Capital Designer, Bridge of Social Networks

OUR APPROACH.

 

BRIDGING

Transformational Capacity Building
Reso
urces For Nonprofits

We support nonprofits' organizational development capacities through peer-to-peer mentoring and tailored executive coaching in the following areas: financial management, fund development, revenue generation, board governance, results-based accountability, dynamic communications, and strategic development.

 

BRIDGING

Collective People Power for Nonprofits

We support the collective leadership of nonprofits to advance racial economic equity by co-creating power-building strategies to advance shared interests through relationship building, collective identity and visioning, and coordinated public action.

 

BRIDGING

Social Network Capital for Nonprofits 

We increase the relationship capital and networkability of nonprofits. We create pathways and avenues for nonprofits to increase their thought leadership and share their subject matter expertise as developers of promising community-level and national change models.

 

 

BRIDGING

Enterprise Capital For Nonprofits and Funders 

We collaborate with funders to develop enterprise capital funds that aim to replace or supplement short-term restricted contributions.  Enterprise capital is multi-year, flexible funding paired with technical assistance that supports nonprofits in identifying the financial model that can build financial sustainability to advance their mission and overall financial strength.

 

BRIDGING

Trust-based Philanthropy Practices

for Funders

Nonprofit leaders of color have close proximity to the communities the sector seeks to serve and understand the multi-dimensional root causes of social issues but receive only a fraction of philanthropy's resources aimed at solving them. This creates a perpetual disadvantage in their fundraising compared to White peers, limiting their capital for growth or experimentation. We partner with philanthropy to examine and assess their current practices with the goal of improved equity.

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"When you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence."

UNKNOWN

"What we do is more important than what we say or what we say we believe."

bell hooks

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."

DESMOND TUTU

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