INSIGHTS

News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

May 06 2016 | By Trina Jackson and Luz Zambrano, Inclusion Initiative
Meet the second cohort of grantees of the Inclusion Initiative program. Their vision? To eradicate poverty in communities of color. → More
Apr 27 2016 | By Sandy St. Louis, Communications Director, Third Sector New England
Dr. James O’Connell shares stories from a new book that illustrates an incredible journey spanning three decades of caring for the homeless. → More
Tags: Healthcare
Jan 21 2015 | by Vu Le, Executive Director, Rainier Valley Corps.
In Seattle, if you’re a person of color and you walk down a dark alley late at night and you feel like you’re being followed, it’s probably someone trying to do some community engagement: “Psst…hey buddy—Go Hawks!—you want to attend a summit? It’s about... → More
Apr 14 2014 | By Trina Jackson, Inclusion Initiative Program Coordinator, Third Sector New England
According to a recent article in The New York Times, Boston ranked third highest on the list of cities with growing income inequality, behind San Francisco and New York. → More
Mar 03 2014 | By TSNE
Non-profit organizations are not immune to the institutional racism that pervades the larger society within which we exist. However, our sector is developing pathbreaking initiatives to be more reflective of all segments of that society. In so doing, we are ... → More
Feb 25 2014 | By Heather Harker, Director of Programs, Third Sector New England
As Third Sector New England embarks on a deeper reflection upon what it means to shift power and influence in our society – our ultimate goal – we must also wrestle with the unique role and potential of capacity builders within that context. Given that... → More
Feb 13 2014
In 1990, a group of Boston-area funders established the Diversity Initiative. The program, today called the Inclusion Initiative, provides technical assistance and funding to Greater Boston nonprofits committed to increasing their capacity to meet their... → More
Feb 13 2014
The Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (DII) kicked-off its Conversations with …, a lecture series exploring issues of diversity and inclusion, with a June 17, 2009, address by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, renowned Georgetown University professor, CNN pundit, a... → More
Feb 13 2014 | By Tyra Sidberry, former Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Director, TSNE
There seems to be much consternation, replete with hand-wringing and soul searching, about the research findings from the study “Diversity and Community in the Twenty-first Century,” authored by Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam. → More
Feb 13 2014
You’re hosting the annual dinner meeting between your board of directors and the community advisory committee when your board treasurer comments that the newest members of the committee “certainly help us meet our diversity quotas, so we won’t have to worry... → More

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