November 2015
Native Americans in Philanthropy's Monthly Newsletter
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A Message from our CEO:  
Dear Relatives,

Cante Waste ya Nape Ciyu zape ye ("I shake your hand with a good heart" in Lakota). Happy Native American Month! My travels this month have taken from Anchorage to Miami and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting tribal leaders and philanthropic organizations engaged in movement building.

I have been overwhelmed by the support for Native Americans In Philanthropy in the Native community. There are so many esteemed tribal leaders and elders, who were with NAP from its birth, invested in seeing NAP grow to the next level of philanthropy. We will share their stories via video and quotes in the month of November.

Be sure to register for our upcoming NAP Events: Your Living Legacy, Tribal Government IRC 7871, and Membership Listening Circle. You can also help support NAP on Give to the Max Day Nov. 12, 2015.

In our member news, we have Native Arts and Cultures Foundation 2015 Regional Artist Fellowships and First Peoples Fund is partnering on a new Intercultural Leadership Institute.

This month features some stories around Tribal Philanthropy. Read about the Puyallup Tribe's generous donation of $50,000 to the Colville emergency fund, and the American Heart Association and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's roundtable on Native American nutrition. In other Philanthropy news, our Joint Affinity Group partner EPIP Welcomes new ED Tamir Novotny.

Our resources include Independent Sector's Threads: Insights from the Charitable Community, which is a report out from an intensive series of community conversations held across the country that captures the frank thinking of leaders from nonprofits and foundations. You can also find the application for the 2016 Honoring Nations awards program.

Thank you for all the hard work you are doing for tribal communities. We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors and in the month of November we remember their wisdom.

Wopila (deep gratitude), 
Sarah Eagle Heart 
Follow me on Twitter! @ms_eagleheart 

NACF Awards 2015 Regional Artists Fellowships to Seven Native Artists
The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is pleased to announce its Regional Artist Fellowships for the Upper Midwest for the second consecutive year. Read about them here.

Solidarity and collaboration launches Intercultural Leadership Institute
A new Intercultural Leadership Institute that First Peoples Fund is part of will build solidarity among artists and culture bearers, supporting personal transformation and developing a robust network of intercultural leaders. Learn more here.

NARF Celebrates their 45th Anniversary! 
Celebrating forty-five years of legal victories and achievements that the Native American Rights Fund has acquired for Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who may have otherwise gone without adequate representation. Check out what they have planned for their anniversary  here.
Puyallup Tribe donates $50,000 to Colville Emergency Relief Fund 
Holly Xitco, Puyallup Tribes, visited Colville Business Council Chambers with video messages from Puyallup Tribal leaders and a donation of $50,000 towards the Colville Tribes' emergency fund. More here.
National philanthropic roundtable on Native American nutrition deemed a "historic, breakthrough moment"
Unprecedented gathering of funders plans next steps to develop national strategies to solve Indian food crisis Read more from the article here.
EPIP Welcomes Tamir Novotny as Incoming Executive Director
EPIP is delighted to announce that Tamir Novotny has been selected as its new Executive Director, beginning Monday, November 16th. Read more here.
LGBT Health Funding Summit
November 20, 2015
It's not too late to join us for the LGBT Health Funding Summit in San Francisco on Friday, November 20th, 2015! Learn more here.

Minnesota Foundations 2016 
Dec 9, 2015
Minnesota Foundations 2016 will provide you with specific information about the trends, staffing, program shifts and financial outlooks of more than 50 of the most important Minnesota foundations. More info here.

2016 Council on Foundations Annual Conference 
April 10-12, 2016
The theme of the 2016 Annual Conference is The Future of Community - Identity. Purpose. Place. Register here.
More events on our website !
IS Threads Report: Insights from the Charitable Community  
Our world is changing rapidly and the charitable community is not immune to economic globalization, technological change, and other epic developments sweeping across the horizon. Learn more and where to download the report here.

Calling all Innovative Programs in Tribal Governance!

The 2016 Honoring Nations awardees will receive a monetary grant to share their stories of success: $2,000 for honors and $5,000 for high honors.
Learn more here.

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

The Sustainability Mindset: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions 
by Steve Zimmerman and Jeanne Bell
  • Understand the definition of sustainability, the concept around which the authors believe all strategy should be geared.
  • Question traditional strategic planning and instead place a greater emphasis on decision making, execution and learning.
  • Learn how to use the matrix map tool to analyze the impact and financial return of your nonprofit business model. 
  • Benefit from an extensively field-tested framework and the consistent themes that have surfaced.
"If you study the kinds of decisions people make and the outcomes of those decisions, you'll find that humanity does not have a particularly impressive track record," claim Decisive authors...

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