Nonprofits serve a vital role in creating a more just and equitable society. Driving this work are people who bring a gamut of experiences, insights, and knowledge to their organizations and the broader sector. As organizations look to build more intentional and meaningful relationships with the communities they serve, we know that looking to those furthest from justice, namely Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and uplifting their voices and experiences is critical to achieving an equitable society. We must also examine the internal functions of our organizations and how BIPOC staff are supported and centered as we work towards achieving equity and justice. Join us to learn more about the experiences of two young BIPOC professionals in the nonprofit sector and how to support your BIPOC colleagues at your own organization, in partnerships, and more.
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(they/them/theirs) is MCN’s Equity and Justice Coordinator VISTA. In their role, they work interdepartmentally to support MCN’s equity and justice work through research and capacity building. Their work has included laying down groundwork to begin disaggregating MCN’s research based on geography, with a focus on greater MN and rural communities, and race and ethnicity, with an emphasis on BIPOC serving nonprofits.
J has experience in community organizing around gender and reproductive justice within the Queer Asian community. When they’re not working on the preservation of their community, they can be found curating moody alternative R&B and political rap playlists, pampering their plethora of houseplants, and (re)discovering traditional Vietnamese food.
(she/her) is the development and communications assistant at MCN. In her role, she works closely with the Director of Advancement and other members of the communications and membership team to coordinate key aspects of MCN’s fundraising and communications, including prospect research, grant proposal and report preparation, individual giving, event marketing, and external storytelling. Additionally, Grace helps increase participation and awareness of GrantAdvisor.org, and will coordinate the production of the Minnesota Grants Directory.
Grace has past experience in graphic design, marketing, and communications work with both Minnesota and Nebraska-based nonprofits.