Carmen Graciela Díaz's Blog

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The first annual impact report on the NYC Inclusive Creative Economy Fund, released by LISC NYC, looks at the creative economy as a driver of comprehensive community development.

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A column in The New York Times is devoted to those who are combating social isolation, at a local level: community builders, weaving the social fabric.

Posted on April 22, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

After a full day of leading workshops on how to talk about race thoughtfully and deliberately that showed an overrepresentation of employees of color and an underrepresentation of white employees, Ijeoma Oluo shares her thoughts on how "so often the white attendees have decided for themselves what will be discussed, what they will hear, what they will learn."

Posted on April 19, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Showcasing the story of Julie Phelps, executive director of CounterPulse, a community-based art and culture space in San Francisco, Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, discusses the importance of nonprofit executives running small, community-based organizations.

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In a letter, the board of directors of Grantmakers in the Arts requested that Congress support appropriations of $167.50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities respectively, as well as $262 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and $480 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Funders are redefining philanthropic giving in education, focusing increasingly on advancing education equity, according to a new report from Grantmakers for Education.

Posted on April 15, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In a recent Nonprofit AF blog post, Vu Le states that the more privilege people have, the more likely they are to complain about the lack of solutions proposed. He calls it "solutions privilege,” "the privilege of expecting solutions that would align with one’s worldview and not challenge one’s privilege."

Posted on April 11, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Each year, Eastern State Penitentiary, which was built as a punishing fortress in 1829 outside Philadelphia, gets hundreds of visitors to explore its grounds. At some point, tackling the site's history, as The New York Times reported, was not enough and addressing mass incarceration as a crisis in the United States was the answer.

Posted on April 10, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury, president and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, shares in an article published in Stanford Social Innovation Review how the foundation she leads embarked on a path to transform its endowment and achieve racial equity.

Posted on April 9, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

“Why not put money in the hands of artists to spark projects that would inspire public imagination?”

That's the question the Barr Foundation and the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) asked as the Creative City program began in 2015 and there was a clear interest for more arts in Boston, write in a post San San Wong, director of Barr Foundation's Arts & Creativity and GIA board member, and Cathy Edwards, executive director of New England Foundation for the Arts.