Who Needs Your Funding Most?

By Michelle Threadgould Nonprofits assisting vulnerable communities are under fire. The government is proposing 18 billion dollars of budget cuts that would drastically reduce federal funding of programs that directly impact Latinos, women, people of color, undocumented immigrants, children, and the elderly. So how can funders make sure they invest in the communities that need … Continued

Director Spotlight: Debra Joy Pérez

Evidence-Based Evaluations Leader Joins HIP Board By Teresa Morales, HIP Contributor In 2016 HIP welcomed an incredible cast of new directors, including Debra Joy Pérez, Chief of Evaluation and Learning for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. HIP will introduce each Board member through a series of blog posts. The first, below, consists of excerpts … Continued

How to Support Latinos in Their Career Goals

By Michelle Threadgould “I feel that as a Latina, I work hard, I put in extra hours, and I am good at and committed to the work that I do, but I don’t feel like there is the possibility for upward mobility. As a millennial, I don’t feel like I’m taken seriously if I apply … Continued

How to Effectively Evaluate Advocacy

Advocacy is complex, non-linear, and opportunistic, making evaluating it challenging—though not impossible. In April, HIP partnered up with the philanthropic consultancy Arabella Advisors to provide a webinar on how to account for advocacy’s dynamic complexity in designing and executing evaluations that yield actionable insights. Julie Slay, Arabella’s Evaluation Practice lead, and Loren McArthur, Director at … Continued

In Mexico, a Network of Shelters Gives Women Agency and Hope

By Katherine Mancera, HIP’s director of communications In Mexico, in partnership with the Oak Foundation, HIP supports a group of 17 incredible nonprofits that work on gender issues. This is the third of a series of interviews with the amazing women and men who are fighting domestic violence and human trafficking, advocating for sex workers, … Continued

Why a Foundation is Joining the Movement to Defend Immigrants

By Jose Fermoso In the middle of the worst wave of attacks on U.S.-based immigrants in decades, legacy foundations like Meyer Memorial Trust (Meyer) are using their considerable power to defend them. Based in Oregon, this trust has financially supported programs and organizations serving marginalized groups but recently began taking a more public leadership role. … Continued

Cesar Chavez and What Lies Ahead

By Diana Campoamor Today, Cesar Chavez would have been 90 years old. On this national day to commemorate the great civil rights and labor leader, I imagine what he would have thought if he were alive, as he looked around the Central Valley, the place in California where he staked his famous fight for the … Continued

How Individual Empowerment is Transforming a Mexican Community

By Katherine Mancera, HIP’s director of communications In Mexico, in partnership with the Oak Foundation, HIP supports a group of 17 incredible nonprofits that work on gender issues. This is the second of a series of interviews with the amazing women and men who are fighting domestic violence and human trafficking, advocating for sex workers, sheltering … Continued

Lanzamiento del programa Líderes Emergentes HIP Latinoamérica

Con el fin de promover, desarrollar y consolidar a nuevos líderes del sector social, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) lanzó la convocatoria para la primera edición del Programa Líderes Emergentes HIP Latinoamérica 2017, el cual cuenta con el apoyo de la Fundación American Express. El objetivo del programa es robustecer al sector filantrópico mediante el fortalecimiento … Continued