August 2016
Native Americans in Philanthropy's Monthly Newsletter
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A Message from our CEO:   
Dear Mitakyapi ("Relatives" in the Lakota language and is a traditional greeting),
Cante waste ya nape ciyu zape ye ("I shake your hand with a good heart" in the Lakota language). This summer has been a very busy time for the staff at Native Americans in Philanthropy. While we've been wrapping up our very successful Philanthropy Institute, we also took on a new philanthropy project with the White House's Generation Indigenous initiative starting with an event at the White House on August 26, 2016.

Read the full CEO message here
Wopila (deep gratitude), 
Sarah Eagle Heart 
Follow me on Twitter! @ms_eagleheart  

Native Americans in Philanthropy to partner with White House's Generation Indigenous Initiative
Native Americans in Philanthropy is honored to partner with the White House on a Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) philanthropic event, "Generation Indigenous: Raising Impact with Innovation and Proven Strategies" on August 26, 2016, at the White House. Read how you can get involved here.

PolicyLink and My Brother's Keeper Community Assessment for Building a Movement for Boys and Men of Color
On Friday, July 15, 2016, NAP was invited to participate in a crucial conversation to discuss the capacity of our community to sustain work supporting boys and men of color and to address systemic and policy barriers to their success over the long term in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Read the full Regional Network Weaver blog here.

Neighborhood Funders Group: People, Place, & Power 
The Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) held their national convening this year from June 14-16 in Oakland, California. NFG is a membership association of grantmaking institutions with a mission of building the capacity of philanthropy to advance social justice and community change. Read the full blog post here. 
NAP Members: NAP Learning Community Session 3: 
Using social media effectively to support your organization. How do you use social media? What has been successful and what hasn't worked as you hoped? Join the conversation here

Meet CHANGE Philanthropy
CHANGE Philanthropy (formerly known as Joint Affinity Groups) was founded in 1993 to unify identity-focused philanthropic affinity groups into an empowered coalition between our seven core partners. Watch the webinar here.

Eileen Briggs selected to lead Bush Foundation's Native Nation Building Initiative  
Eileen Briggs, executive director of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Ventures, will join the Bush Foundation to lead its Native Nation Building initiative. Learn about Eileen here.
Irvine Board Approves More Than $16 Million in Grants
The James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors approved $16,132,000 in grants at its quarterly meeting. Read the full article here
The Christensen Fund Fellow
Learn about the pilot program looking for Indigenous connections here.

Tribal leaders call on next president for Native policy
Read the article on inclusion here

Charitable Giving Soars as Economic Recovery Continues
Read the report
Giving USA Foundation and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Read more here.
NAP Learning Community Series Session 3
July 20, 2016 | Webinar
Register now for new series with NAP! Session 2:
Sustaining your organizations impact through financial ups & downs!  

EPIP National Conference
September 13-15, 2016 | Baltimore, MD
Elevate your practice toward a more just, equitable and sustainable world! NAP members can sign up for a discount. 

Philanthropy Northwest 2016 Annual Conference
September 13-15 | Missoula, MT
The conference theme for the 40th Anniversary is Under One Sky.

First Nations L.E.A.D. Conference
September 27- 29, 2016 | Tulsa, OK
Registration is open for the 21st Annual First Nations L.E.A.D. Institute Conference.

AISES National Conference
November 10-12, 2016 | Minneapolis, MN
Early registration ends September 2, 2106. 
December 1, 2016 | 6pm-9pm
Join us as we celebrate the work of Tiwahe Grantees and the importance of language, culture, education and giving in our community. Featuring special guest Billy Mills.

More events on our website !
Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis seeking CEO
Learn how to apply here.

"Native Nonprofits Saved Indian Country"
New Report Finds Native Organizations Critical to Protecting Culture, Sovereignty & Economic Growth . Read the full press release and download the report here. 

Funding Available to Support Grassroots Organizing for a Healthy Juvenile Justice System  
The Positive Youth Justice Initiative is entering its third phase, with up to $750,000 in grant funding available for nonprofit organizations in California to advance positive juvenile justice. Learn more here. 

NAP Members can download this Page to Practice™ book summary for FREE thanks to NAP's partnership with CausePlanet. Click here to learn more.

  • Challenge your perceptions about what it means to succeed at doing good as a  donor, volunteer or nonprofit leader.
  • Face provocative facts about nonprofits' efforts when evaluated based on the author's measures.
  • Critically examine the biases we apply to giving and volunteerism and why we should overcome them.
  • Consider nine steps to nonprofit greatness in the face of jaw-dropping differences in impact among seemingly equal organizations.
CausePlanet Page to Practice™ blog features:

Nonprofits: Explore the heart of Latino leadership
If you're like me you're involved with one, two or more boards that would love to share the table with a thriving minority...

Nonprofits and donors: Doing more good means making some changes 
How to Be Great at Doing Good author Nick Cooney argues that none of us has been taught what it means to truly succeed at doing good... 

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