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This past Saturday I was introduced to Headwaters Foundation for Justices' The Giving Project, Headwaters staff and the 25 other amazing cohort participants.
I will be participating in the 5th Cohort over a sixth month period to advance Social Justice Philanthropy. Focusing on the root causes of social, economic, and environmental injustice. We will be focused on Fundraising & Funding through community organizing.
We will be setting a fundraising goal in the coming weeks, providing a personal meaningful gift and begin raising funds for The New Majority Fund.
The Giving Project Goals
One of the activities we did was Inspired by Marshall Ganz.
The Story of SELF, US, NOW Framework:
My Values: Learning, Ideas, Collaboration, Diversity, Equity, Empowerment.
My Hopes: Grow my understanding of philanthropy, develop my skills as fundraiser, tie my cohort experience back to my business and connect with other Changemakers in the Twin Cities.
Shaped Me: Adopted, Multi-Racial backgrounds, my mother, my educational training.
Stirs Me: Ideas, Students, opportunity, and possibility of change.
Today I attended a very good presentation presented by Dr. Ramo'n A Pastrano IV, of Impact Lives, on "The Hidden Brain & Unconscious Bias". The event was a collaboration between the YMCA and the Minneapolis Rotary Club. Here are a few take aways to think on: