How Funders Can Become Part of the Fabric of the Latino Community

By Michelle Threadgould When you think of insurance companies, the first thing that comes to mind might not be charitable giving and community involvement. Amica is trying to change that. The highly-awarded auto and life insurance company (and one of the generous companies that sponsored HIP’s annual conference and gala!) has shown a commitment to … Continued

HIPGive Launches #LatinxsBelong Because #WeAllBelong

Across the Americas, immigrant communities are under attack. Nonprofits throughout the U.S. and Latin America are stepping up to rally behind them, but the increasing need is stretching critical resources thinner than ever. That’s why starting this May HIP’s crowdfunding platform HIPGive is launching #LatinxsBelong to help nonprofits defending immigrant communities raise critical funding. We … Continued

3 Surprising, Myth-Busting Truths About Immigration

By Diana Campoamor Today, on International Workers’ Day, when thousands of immigrants and workers across the nation are marching to make their voices heard, I’ve been reflecting back on my own immigrant experience. I left Cuba as a girl of 11. I arrived in New Orleans, the only one in my public school class who … Continued

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 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, sheltering victims of abuse, … 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