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20 Years After 9/11: Still Finding Purpose in the Spirit of Service

The reality is that service isn’t something we turn on and off. It’s a way of life, a commitment, and a drive to be there, for and with one another. Yes, we live in divisive times, and the weight of this world can often feel impossible to bear — some much more than others. But if we start where we are, good can always take hold.
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Designing to Break Stereotypes

There is a rising movement to “design for impact” and “design for good”, both of which are important conversations for the broad design community to be having.  But to truly participate in those conversations, we first must pause to…
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Our Commitment to Racial Equity: July 2021 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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How to Approach the Strategic Planning Process Through an Equity Lens

When organizations first embark on their strategic planning processes, it’s often a daunting experience filled with more questions than answers. Without a crystal ball, looking out four or five years into the future can be overwhelming. Living…
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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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Institutionally Underserved, Historically Resilient.

“We are not a ‘historically’ underserved population. My history is one of ancestors who survived so I could thrive. My history didn’t start with ‘western civilization.’ I am colonially underserved. I am institutionally underserved.…