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Independent Sector

Independent Sector is the only national membership organization that brings together a diverse community of changemakers at nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs working to strengthen civil society and ensure all people in the United States thrive. As the vital meeting ground, we advance our mission by fostering a sense of belonging, catalyzing action, and providing policy leadership across the full breadth of the charitable sector.

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    Bridging: How to Connect Across Differences

    Independent Sector’s Bridging Fellows program, supported by IS Member Walmart, offers community leaders space, skills, and resources needed to socialize and embed bridge building as a core competency in their organizations and communities. Intended for leaders whose work places local communities at…
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    Embracing Redemptive Activism: My Journey to Unite Communities

    Independent Sector’s Bridging Fellows program, supported by IS Member Walmart, offers community leaders space, skills, and resources needed to socialize and embed bridge building as a core competency in their organizations and communities. Intended for leaders whose work places local communities at…
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    Building Bridges: From Resistance to Resolve

    Independent Sector’s Bridging Fellows program, supported by Walmart, offers community leaders space, skills, and resources needed to socialize and embed bridge building as a core competency in their organizations and communities. Intended for leaders whose work places local communities at the core,…
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    Relationships that Build Power

    Independent Sector’s Bridging Fellows program, supported by Walmart, offers community leaders space, skills, and resources needed to socialize and embed bridge building as a core competency in their organizations and communities. Intended for leaders whose work places local communities at the core,…
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    Overcoming the Hurdles to our Humanity

    Independent Sector’s Bridging Fellows program, supported by Walmart, offers community leaders space, skills, and resources needed to socialize and embed bridge building as a core competency in their organizations and communities. Intended for leaders whose work places local communities at the core,…
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    Bridging Technology and Opportunity to Create Equity for Black Pittsburgh

    Independent Sector’s Bridging Fellows program, supported by Walmart, offers community leaders space, skills, and resources needed to socialize and embed bridge building as a core competency in their organizations and communities. Intended for leaders whose work places local communities at the core,…
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    Community Policing – with extra emphasis on “Community”

    People outside of Chicago, Illinois know that Chicago is famous for a few things: its food, its winters, and its crime. In fact, if you’re from Chicago and you visit another state, before they ask you about the food or the winter, they will ask you about the crime. This is quite a dubious…
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    What we know and don’t do: Discussing race, identity, and personal stories in schools

    A recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares that “approximately one-third (35.6%) of U.S. high school students reported experiencing racism. Asian and Black students reported the highest levels of racist experiences at 63.9% and 55.2% respectively during…
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    Why Embedding an Artist in Your Nonprofit Is a Sound Investment

    Since 2020, I’ve served as the Community Artist in Residence at UrbanKind Institute, a nonprofit organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We focus on eliminating barriers to families thriving in over-burdened and under-resourced communities. I spend time painting murals, creating visual art, and…
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    A Nonprofit That Supports a Diverse Workforce Finds Resilience

    In December 2019, our organization – the Chicago-based Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) – was getting ready to sign a new five-year lease. As a growing team, we needed more space and a modern feel for us to meet and provide a more productive work environment so we could fulfill our…