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Community-Centric AI Principles

The idea of Responsible AI is like building a bridge that stays solid for many, many years to come. You and I may have the tools and manuals to use those tools, but until we understand the gap between where we came from and what our future should (not could) look like, you and I will never be able to build that solid bridge.
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College Is the Right Time to Find a Mentor

Mentors help college students build the foundation they need to thrive in their professional lives. In fact, college graduates who had a mentor while they were students are almost twice as engaged with their professional work as those who didn't have a mentor, according to the 2018 Gallup Alumni Survey.
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Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nonprofits? A response to the end of Affirmative Action.

Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nonprofits? A response to the end of Affirmative Action

Why diversity? Why programs like TNPA’s Leading EDGE? Try asking it a different way: Why not? It’s a question many of us are asking after the Supreme Court’s decision to ban affirmative action in school admissions despite the conspicuous need for proactive efforts towards diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of our country’s educational institutions and workforce.
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Remembering Jennifer Bielat

Last week we lost a fundraising industry champion. Jennifer Bielat succumbed to complications following a planned surgery at the end of June that no one ever imagined would have beaten her. I have known Jennifer as a colleague and friend for more than twenty years, and I never saw her give up without a fight. I have no doubt she went down swinging.
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Rising Leaders Summit 2022

In March 2022, at the TNPA Leadership Summit, many of our industry’s finest asked for an opportunity to promote growth for their organizations’ future executives… they said it was wonderful to have time together as senior leaders and those next in line for leadership need to have this type of experience, too. TNPA answered the call! 
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Meet the Summer 2023 Leading EDGE Interns!

After receiving more than 200 student applications — double the amount from last year — we are so excited to introduce you to Cohort #2 of The Nonprofit Alliance's (TNPA) Leading EDGE Internship Program! These amazing students will spend the next ten weeks interning with their host employers and engaging in professional development through Leading EDGE.
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7 Insights from the Nonprofit Fundraisers Symposium

I had the good fortune to attend the Nonprofit Fundraisers Symposium last month in Washington, DC. If I had one word to describe this conference, it would be “Wow!” Co-produced by the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW) and The Nonprofit Alliance (TNPA), this conference was different in all the right ways. Here are 7 Insights from the sessions that I hope will help you with your own fundraising program.
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Leading EDGE Presents….The Student Perspective

Want to learn more about the younger generation and prepare for future employees? Leading EDGE presents The Student Perspective blog series! In this installment, hear from TNPA marketing intern, Patricia Aniagba, on her takeaways from Pamela Taylor’s Career Day keynote speech, specifically on school, work, and life balance.
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