You do not forget a person like Minh-Duc Nguyen, because you know, somehow, that she will not forget you.
If Minh-Duc had it her way, no one would be forgotten.
Minh-Duc is the founder and Executive Director of Helping Link, an all-volunteer organization that has been innovatively responding to the needs of the Vietnamese community in Seattle, Washington since 1993. Helping Link’s resource and educational model, deeply rooted in cultural values of family stability, self-sufficiency, and resilience, has been a major contributor to the thriving Vietnamese community. That community, in turn, has significantly enriched the robust economy and diverse cultural landscape Seattle is known for today.
In the wake of BLM protests and against the backdrop of the pandemic, philanthropic institutions in the U.S. have been subjected to increased scrutiny over the vast power differentials between funders and the funded. Family foundations in particular, whose wealth was accumulated largely as the result of work done by people outside the families themselves, are being called upon to reframe their identities as stewards of public assets and to adjust their grantmaking practices through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Greetings Satterberg Foundation community, Beginning October 1, 2021, CC Gardner Gleser, Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives, will be taking a much deserved sabbatical until January 1, 2022. At Satterberg we value and understand the importance of supporting folks with sabbaticals, healing spaces and extended breaks from their day to day work so they can prioritize personal health and healing. Our hope is that during this sabbatical CC will be able to rest, restore and reflect on her...
PART 1: WEDNESDAY. AUG 5 AT 2PM PST A panel of non-profit leaders discuss how they shifted from physical fundraising events to online events and virtual donor cultivation.PART 2: WEDNESDAY. AUG 19 AT 2PM PST Vu Le and Michelle Shireen Muri discuss evolving development practices to community-centered action the movement for Community Centric Fundraising.The Fundraising Learning Lab is a 3-PART series on how to pivot your fundraising programs to virtual and evolving development practices in the...
The Journey Ahead: Washington Environmental Council on COVID-19, Race, Environmentalism, and the Role of Historically White-led Nonprofit Organizations
In my reflections and recent discussions about what is happening in the world around us, I have been referring to the “great pause” triggered by COVID-19 – the slowdown of the planet in the face of the pandemic. This has been a time of struggle, loss, and fear, and has daylighted many of the injustices entrenched in our society. It has also been a powerful time of reflection, re-evaluation of priorities, and making intentional connections. The “great pause” is now being followed by what I am calling the “great reckoning” – a mass movement spurred by the killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis. As a nation, we are having to reckon with the systemic and institutional racism that pervades our society.