Post Tagged with: "diversity"

Meet Jessica Jarahian

With the re-launch of FLiP, it seems only natural that we also re-launch of one of our most popular series, Meet-A-FLiP. This series is a string of posts interviewing others like us (and you) in the philanthropic/nonprofit sector willing to share their valuable, insightful and often unique experiences with the FLiP community. I recently reached […]

Meet Annie Lam

FLiP recently sat down with Annie Lam, who was selected as the first Social Enterprise Fellow of Changing Our World, an international philanthropy consulting firm. Chosen out of over 40 qualified applicants, Annie is spending 12 weeks researching the challenges and opportunities in social enterprise.

The Social Impact Exchange Launches

Collaboration is the name of the game these days, right FLiPs?  Check out this new one — it’s a first-of-its-kind collaboration of philanthropic funders, practitioners, researchers and others designed to make it easier for top-performing social programs to expand widely to communities that need them. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Growth Philanthropy Network and Duke […]

Reminder- buildOn event next Wednesday, Nov. 11th

FLiPs, Just a quick reminder– our friends at buildOn NY are having a gathering next week to help kids around the world and at home. Check them out!

buildOn New York

Perhaps you’ve seen coverage on NBC’s Today Show about the remarkable work of buildOn, a national organization that empowers American students, primarily in urban areas, not only to volunteer in their communities but also to help eradicate illiteracy and poverty internationally by building schools. Learn more about buildOn here. On November 11th, the leadership committee […]

Too Much/Too Little?

Ed. Note: Enjoy Adrienne from Beyond Profit’s post about one of the world’s more intriguing disparities — the information overload felt by those of us who work in the sector, due to overwhelmingly easy access; vs. the lack of access to information and education experienced by those the sector seeks to support.

Access for All

In late 2008, Sachin co-founded Inclusive Planet (IP), an enterprise that creates innovative web and mobile based services designed for, and I emphasize the for, the differently-abled*. Never one to look at the small picture, Sachin dreams of IP becoming the definitive global online community and marketplace specifically designed for the differently-abled. His dreams stretch far beyond the boundaries of the Indian subcontinent, Sachin wants IP to be GLOBAL!

Off the Mat, Into the World

In Uganda, one million children between the ages of 6-12 are not in school. Women are passing HIV/AIDS to their children due to unsafe birthing practices. Families are traveling 5 miles or more to gather fresh water.

Nothing a little yoga can’t solve.

Why Working At a Nonprofit Might Just Be a Really Smart Thing To Do

I was very much on the Women in Business fast-track. I worked in finance for two summers during college, and my senior fall, I applied and was accepted to business school. In the months prior to my graduation from college, however, to everyone’s surprise and some people’s horror, I deferred business school for two years and signed up to work at a nonprofit in the Bronx. From my interactions during my summer internships in the finance industry, I found that so many young, ambitious souls, myself included, had been socialized into believing that an elite financial firm was simply the next checkbox beneath an Ivy League college.

Food for Thought: Brainfood Students Get Cookin’

Washington D.C. can finally satisfy your hunger for philanthropy – literally.  Get out your cookbooks and aprons because Brainfood, a DC nonprofit for youth, is in the spotlight of teen culinary education. Brainfood is a nonprofit youth development organization designed in 1998 to provide cooking activities as an outlet for teens in the nation’s capital.  […]