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Accountability in Communications

Mid-way through every year, I take time to reflect on what the first half of the year has yielded. I consider what all has happened in the world around me, and what challenges and opportunities could be ahead.  There’s also one question…
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4 Tips for Effective Coalition Organizing — And Why It’s Worth It

If you have ever caught yourself thinking, “This would be faster and easier if I did it myself!” you’ve probably endured the growing pains of coalition development, organizing and management — or have struggled through at least one…
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Our Commitment to Racial Equity: A Progress Report

In July 2020, Mission Partners published a Race Equity Action Plan, a collection of our commitments and actions to advance racial equity within our business, our client work, and our world. Within that document, we stated that we would revisit…
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Standing with our Asian American Colleagues, Friends, and Family

Mission Partners is committed to the principles of racial justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to understanding and acknowledging historical and ongoing racism. We are committed to challenging racism and white…
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Leaning into the Real Work of a Better Business Model

A few years back, shortly after receiving our B Corp Certification, a fellow business owner asked why we had gone through the process; knowing the investment of time it had required of our small team. “Why put yourself through that when…
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A Time Like No Other…Or Is It?

“As security fears gripped its capital and a global calamity continued to claim the lives of hundreds of thousands of its citizens, the United States prepared for a presidential inauguration unlike any in its history.” That sentence…
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Finding Humanity Behind Action: Racial Equity Interview with Carolyn Lowery

By: Jessica Hassanzadeh, Mission Partners Managing Director Like many in our community and around the world, Mission Partners and Leadership Montgomery made the decision to postpone our annual Spring Convening, The Business Case for Race…
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Charting A Path Forward During Uncertain Times

By: Carrie Fox, Mission Partners CEO This message was sent to our community in April 2020, during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States and following three weeks of strict stay-at-home orders in Maryland and many other U.S.…
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12 Ways to Effectively Engage an Advisory Board

By Susanne Pirone Time. Talent. Treasure. If you lead or manage a nonprofit board of advisors, you’re likely very used to those three words. At the broadest level, these words set shared expectations for what board members are expected…
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Getting More out of Giving Tuesday

By Bayonia Marshall and Amira Barre It’s mid-November and we can tell by our incoming emails that a big day (some would say the biggest day) in philanthropy is near.  With subject lines like “Save The Date for #GivingTuesday” and…