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Mikisha Morris-Tucker Says, “You Can Do It All”

By Whitney Brimfield / July 21, 2021

After studying film production in college, then working for a time in corporate communications, Mikisha Morris-Tucker was recruited by a mentor to build programs in the Philadelphia school system to serve students of color in predominantly African-American and Latino neighborhoods.   Mikisha took students to New York and Washington DC for cultural activities, and had speakers…

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Aisha Arrington Leads From the Front, Advocating for People in Need

By Whitney Brimfield / July 7, 2021

On Aisha Arrington’s first day at the LTC Ombudsman Program, an organization that advocates for people who live in long term care, she wrote on a piece of paper that her dream was to become the Executive Director and “lead from the front.” She folded the note up and placed it in her desk. Within…

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#BlackWomenSparkChange

By Whitney Brimfield / August 26, 2020

Black women are powerful leaders. It’s time to amplify their voices to elevate their work. In the earlier months of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was on a call with a business leader talking about how small businesses could survive the economic consequences of the pandemic. I learned about the ways in which small, women, and…

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Foundation Fundraising in the time of COVID-19

By Whitney Brimfield / March 18, 2020

As you face the flurry of decisions about how to respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and ensure that your staff, clients, and communities are safe and healthy, your foundation funders can be helpful partners. Below are some quick steps you can take to keep them in the loop and potentially get increased funding for…

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The Number One Thing You’re Not Talking About at Your Staff Retreat and Why You Should Be.

By Whitney Brimfield / June 26, 2019

If you’re reading this article, we probably don’t need to tell you that fundraising is the fuel of your nonprofit — it’s what keeps the work going! Yet often, fundraising is thought of as its own department, connected to but apart from the rest of the organization, rather than central to its work. In reality,…

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