Thanks to Jeff Poulos, for organizing last week’s training for Board members and staff of Philanthropy Massachusetts. Angela Park, who facilitated the learning session, offered concrete steps each of us can take, as individuals, organizationally and as a sector, to embed justice and equity into our philanthropic work. The gathering was the first step toward Philanthropy Massachusetts’ commitment to examine and amplify issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
I've just finished a half day-long, inaugural board and staff retreat with Philanthropy Massachusetts. If my time spent with the board and staff today is reflective of the work that lies ahead, it's with great excitement that I embark on this board service journey.