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BUILD Boston’s Regional Executive Director, Ayele Shakur, Selected as a 2...

July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017|

BUILD Boston’s Regional Executive Director, Ayele Shakur, has been selected to join the Barr Fellows Class of 2017 in recognition of her outstanding leadership while serving Boston communities. The Barr Fellow program, established by the Barr Foundation in 2005, is dedicated to cultivating a diverse network of exceptional community leaders in Boston. As a 2017 Barr Fellow, Shakur joins an elite group of twelve exemplary leaders who will partake in a two-year skill-building program, which includes a three-month sabbatical and facilitated retreats. Fellow’s organizations also receive a $100,000 grant to be invested in their respective community projects. Read More

Channeling Lady Liberty The Week After Fourth of July

Emily Nielsen Jones | July 10, 2017
July 10, 2017|

Fourth of July, 2017 came and went but Lady Liberty’s vigil continues reminding us of the brave work required in every generation to truly live as a free people. As we turn the page on Read More

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave: Taking Down All “Monuments” to Our...

Emily Nielsen Jones | July 10, 2017
July 10, 2017|

“Land of the Free, Home of the Brave”… some how this Fourth of July these words from our national anthem rang within me with a clearer ring… We want to be the “land of the Read More

“Women Are The Devil’s Gateway”: Connecting the Historic &...

Emily Nielsen Jones | July 10, 2017
July 10, 2017|

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Avoiding the Black Hole: What Happens When Funders Focus Less on Themselves...

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017|

A guest post by Tori Dietel Hopps* and Andy Bryant** Tory: After 25 years of fundraising and playing leadership roles in a variety of nonprofit organizations, I was given an opportunity to work on the funding side of the sector in 2007. “Wow, what a dream come true!” many of my colleagues said. But I found myself having nightmares about becoming the kind of funder I had tried to avoid for years, and that concern has influenced how the team at Dietel Partners approaches our work. Funders have been categorized in many different ways over the years. When I discovered Read More

A Blueprint for Women’s Funds: On Using Finance as a Tool for Social...

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017|

We are excited to share A Blueprint for Women’s Funds with you, which we have spent the better part of a year producing with co-authors and partners at the Ms Foundation and Global Fund for Women and with support from the Wallace Global Fund.  We designed this resource as a tool for a variety of audiences to use finance as tools to create the social change they seek. Like its name, the Blueprint sets out a plan to help the reader design the future and imagine what is possible. Read More

“[Spiritual formation is] the process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others.”
Invitation to a Journey, Robert Mulholland