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From Our Vantage Point Episode 64 – Nav Passes the Baton

From Our Vantage Point Episode 64 – Nav Passes the Baton

Episode 64:

Nav Passes the Baton

This week, Nav joins the podcast from the other side of the From Our Vantage Point table and discusses her work at Vantage Point, her vision for the podcast, and what’s next. Nav is the new Marketing & Communications Manager at Take a Hike Foundation, although many know her as the voice of the Vantage Point podcast. Listen in on this brief chat to mark the end of an era and join Rowan as he picks up where Nav leaves off as the third host of From Our Vantage Point.


Take a Hike Foundation engages vulnerable youth in a full-time program of intensive and continuous clinical counselling, outdoor adventure, academics, and community. They partner with public school districts who provide a high-quality education, and together empower youth with the skills and resilience they need to graduate high school, build healthy relationships, and navigate their own path to success.

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From our Vantage Point is brought to you by Humanity Financial Management, a Chartered Accounting firm dedicated to helping Canadian not-for-profit, charitable and social enterprises build capacity for strong internal financial management.  Humanity Financial Management’s part-time controllers and CFOs provide support for budgeting, reporting, audit preparation, policies and procedures, and internal controls. Their results: Financial risk reduction and asset protection. Visit Humanity Financial Management online at humanityfinancial.ca.

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          I love communications because when we create spaces for dialogue and share our visions, missions, goals, passions – whether they are individual or organizational – the very fabric of our societies begins to weave in unique, interesting ways.

            It’s a funny time to be writing you about my work. Although I have worked at Vantage Point for two years now (July 2019), I’m in the somewhat suspenseful position of Interim Communications Manager, filling in after Nav’s transition to Take a Hike Foundation this April.

            I started at Vantage Point as a practicum student at Langara’s Library & Information Technology diploma program and built the Vantage Point library. After a fun and engaging practicum, I applied for the Marketing & Communications Coordinator role – previously championed by our Membership & Government Relations Coordinator, Miranda Maslany – and landed the position as I continued my studies. As the Marketing & Communications Coordinator, I eagerly introduced video production and editing to the role. I worked with team members to create our Membership video, and found opportunities for video in Volunteer Appreciation Week, and the #Elimin8Hate campaign. I even dabbled in animation with some of our custom delivery content!

            Despite the temporary nature of my interim role, I find myself diving into very deep, meaningful, and hopefully long-term work. While co-leading the conversation at Vantage Point around accessibility alongside the brilliant Kathleen Lane, I am also currently captioning videos for Homelessness Services Association of British Columbia (HSABC) – which has provided an incredible learning opportunity when it comes to BC’s housing crisis. As a side note, you can read about the powerful impact organizations like WISH have via an interview I conducted with Mebrat Beyene last Summer. As the Vantage Point team focuses in on our first strategic priority around equity, decolonization, and inclusion (EDI), it has been a great opportunity to focus on accessibility and designing digital media for people with disabilities (PWD).

            I’ll be honest and admit accessibility as an aspect of my work sort of snuck up on me. It was not a topic I considered much growing up, but when I met my fiancé, it became a regular discussion and I started to notice major gaps in infrastructure, services, and language. I was later diagnosed with a lifelong disability as an adult and started to truly understand how disabilities – especially when overlooked or undiagnosed – have very real impacts on a person’s life and livelihood. The concept of “disability” is a large, encompassing umbrella term which stretches beyond even my own understanding at times. It is both macro and micro, necessary to look at the big picture while keeping in mind each disability is extremely personal.

            How many people in your life openly have a disability? According to data released in 2017 in The Canadian Survey on Disability, 22% of Canadians over 15 years of age have at least one disability.[1] That means more than 6.2 million people and does not encapsulate all people within Canada. When you take that number into account, how many people in your life would you estimate actually have a disability – known or unknown? The interesting thing about disabilities is that at some point in their life, almost everyone will have a disability whether it is due to injury, genetics and/or ageing.[2] Despite their prevalence, disabilities account for some of the most widely misrepresented, misunderstood, and stigmatized lived experiences.

            On average, working adults with disabilities experience a wage gap of up to $19,800 after taxes with an approximate 56% employment rate (compared to the 80% without disabilities).[3] An article published in Wiley in 2020 found people with developmental disabilities were over-represented in Ontario prisons at 2.2% of incarcerated individuals – compared to the 0.7% represented in the general public.[4] Additionally, many people with disabilities don’t have marriage equality across Canada. In BC, if a spouse earns more than $2,460/year, the disabled person in that relationship loses access to their financial and medical benefits which often covers otherwise unaffordable medical expenses.[5] What if the spouse can’t afford those bills? What if both individuals require expensive accommodations? There are also social aspects to marriage equality; for example, if two dependant adults want to marry each other, an unsupportive community might create barriers.

            How to serve people from a broad range of backgrounds was a constant theme in my Library & Information Technology studies. Naturally, libraries are fantastic resources for people largely underserved and overlooked by many service providers. Between the conversations I would have at home around disabilities, and the opportunities arising at school to learn about disability services, I developed a real interest for the work. By second year, any time we could choose our project topic I treated it as an opportunity to learn more about disability services. As an added perk, we visited the National Network for Equitable Library Service – how cool is that!

            It’s interesting how communicating with individuals and inviting them into what we love learning creates opportunities. As I began having more conversations about designing for people with disabilities, new and unexpected pathways emerged. After many meaningful conversations, my cousin and good friend invited me to learn Mental Health First Aid, and my colleague shared information about a certificate program I jumped on in designing digital content for accessibility. I love communications because when we create spaces for dialogue and share our visions, missions, goals, passions – be them individual or organizational – the very fabric of our societies begins to weave in unique, interesting ways.

            With this Interim Communications Manager role, I am folding in my lived experience as a disabled person, my path in education, and cumulative work experience. I am co-creating an internal Vantage Point guide on digital accessibility practices and soon leading training sessions for the whole team – while at the same time captioning videos for another not-for-profit. The best part is seeing how excited other people are to learn this content as well! There are many things in life to be excited about (people who join Vantage Point know I love cycling before they meet me, somehow), but information sharing through meaningful communication is the greatest of all, because connecting through language is the key to cultural and social change.

 Discover BC’s vast disability services on their website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/services-for-people-with-disabilities/supports-services

 

 

[1]New Data on Disability in Canada, 2017. Statistics Canada, 2017. https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11-627-m/11-627-m2018035-eng.htm

[2] Disability and Health. World Health Organization, 2020. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/disability-and-health

[3] Disability in Canada: Facts and Figures. Easter Seals, 2019. https://easterseals.ca/english/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Disability-in-Canada-Facts-Figures-updated-Oct-2019.pdf

[4] Whittingham, Lisa, et al. The Prevalence and Health Status of People with Developmental Disabilities in Provincial Prisons in Ontario, Canada: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Wiley, 2020. https://onlinelibrary-wiley-com.ezproxy.langara.ca/doi/epdf/10.1111/jar.12757

[5] British Columbia – Marriage Equality by Province. Kate and CRPS, 2020. http://www.kateandcrps.com/british-columbia-marriage-equality-by-province/

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Rowan takes care of the marketing and communications side of Vantage Point. He designs the newsletters you see in your inbox, edits the videos and podcasts you stream, populates the social media feeds you follow, and more! Rowan has a passion for accessibility and information collection (i.e.,…

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Welcome, Lynn Moran, Interim Executive Director!

Welcome, Lynn Moran, Interim Executive Director!

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Vantage Point is pleased to introduce Lynn Moran as interim Executive Director while a search begins for a new, permanent Executive Director. Lynn has more than 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector in BC, Canada and internationally, leading organizational growth. She previously led the Community Action Initiative with Canadian Mental Health Association – BC, AMSSA, and Crossroads International. Over the next three to four months, Lynn will be focusing on supporting Vantage Point staff who continue to deliver programs and lead projects to lift the not-for-profit sector in BC.

The Vantage Point Board worked with Wayne Robert, a Third Sector Company affiliate, to recruit Lynn in this interim position. Wayne and Third Sector Company have established a methodology that takes the opportunity to use the interim period to prepare an organization for new, stable leadership. Wayne will continue to be a Senior Advisor in the process and has done so for six other organizations in the past five years, which includes working with Lynn in a previous placement. Vantage Point would recommend Wayne to members who are looking for interim help and he can be reached at wayneyvr@mac.com.

 

Looking Forward

Our vision continues to be for a thriving not-for-profit sector where organizations mindfully engage talented people and draw on a spirit of abundance to achieve their missions. As our members know, Vantage Point is known for providing both quality education through its Knowledge Philanthropists, and for evolving with the sector to respond to the needs of our members.

As we prepare for a post-pandemic reality, Vantage Point remains committed to a thoughtful and strategic approach to building the capacity of not-for-profits through education and consulting, and initiatives to foster a stronger partnership with government to invest in the sector.

Lynn is aware that this is a priority for both staff and members. There are several options being explored to help ensure attention and energy goes into the Sector Development work in a thoughtful manner. While Lynn will focus primarily on Vantage Point’s interim processes, working closely with the Board, her years of experience will undoubtedly help to build the foundation for a new Executive Director to lead Vantage Point with a long-term vision for a thriving not-for-profit community.

The Vantage Point team extends our gratitude to the Board for their dedication and tireless efforts throughout this process, to Harbour West for their advisory support, and leading the search for a permanent Executive Director; as well as to Wayne Robert, a Third Sector Company affiliate, for identifying Lynn as interim Executive Director, and of course, to Lynn Moran for joining the team in this time of transition

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Thank You, Alison!

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“As the eternal optimist, I seek change as a process of improvement and getting to better places. I believe that change refreshes, allows new perspectives, challenges outdated thinking.” – Alison Brewin, Change: My Takeaways as an Executive Director

At the end of April, after three years of hard work and dedication as Executive Director, Alison departed from Vantage Point. Alison led Vantage Point through profound change and transformation, focusing the organization on a path of sector development and convening many not-for-profit leaders along the way.

In honour of Alison’s contributions to our team, Vantage Point as a whole, and BC’s not-for-profit sector, we would like to highlight her achievements in demonstrating each of our five team values – the first being her implementation of these values to unite our staff and stakeholders in our vision and mission.

Abundance & Adaptability

Strengths-based | Encouragement + Support | Openness | Make it happen! | Flexibility | Learn from mistakes

It is clear when interacting with Alison that she cares deeply about people. Staff felt this when we were reminded to take time for ourselves and find ways to relax when the work became intense – whether because of COVID-19 or due to it just being “that time of year”.

When the pandemic hit, Alison was quick to develop weekly, then bi-weekly, updates on how the team was fairing and our latest accomplishments, as well as process adventures. It was a great way to “stay together” while we stayed apart – a phrase we are all too familiar with at this point. This encouragement, support, and celebration of the team’s work gave an over-arching view of the impact we were having on the sector and lifted the group’s morale.

It is no surprise the biggest test of adaptability came in the form of the pandemic. For many of us, it is the largest change we have ever faced and continues to test each of us in different ways. As the leader of a growing team, Alison quickly took action to make sure the staff had the resources they needed to feel safe “at work”. For Vantage Point, this meant moving everyone from an office space which promoted social connections and quick collaboration to remote and isolated work. And yet, Alison maintained a certain level of social connection and collaboration throughout the team by implementing the necessary technology and experimenting with different ways to communicate with each other until we found a system that worked.

Working from home presents natural challenges, but Alison’s spirit of abundance allowed team members to attend meetings as they are and encouraged us to take care of ourselves so we could take care of our communities.

Collaboration

Solutions Focused | Accountability + Follow-through | Open, Timely, Straightforward Communications

Alison prioritized strong relationships with other organizations and stakeholders – not only during the pandemic (which were essential in our ability to deliver our services and opportunities), but throughout her entire time as Executive Director. We are incredibly grateful for these relationships and recognize many of them are due to Alison’s obvious care for making positive change in the sector.

Alison worked closely with partners and funders on several successful initiatives. This includes two reports on the impacts of COVID-19 on BC’s not-for-profit sector. We were able to see tangible data on the current state of the sector and, through this, identify opportunities for the sector and government to support the sustainability of not-for-profit and charitable organizations.

Alison recognized the potential to completely reframe our relationship with our members – as collaborators. Alison’s vision for amplifying the voice of the sector through the power of convening as member organizations and sector leaders, is the foundation of our Membership.

In this work, Alison built a strategic partnership with Propellus’ Volunteer Connector to update GoVolunteer. Originally a platform launched in the early 2000’s for organizations to post volunteer opportunities, GoVolunteer merged with Propellus’ Volunteer Connector thanks to Alison’s ability to bring people and initiatives together. GoVolunteer remains a resource hub for BC organizations and volunteers, while the capabilities of Volunteer Connector create additional opportunities.

Curiosity

Research + Ask Questions | Personal + Professional Growth | Open-minded

Alison’s curiosity and dedication to learning is a key component in her work to identify what people and organizations need when shaping our services over the past few years. Alison’s instinct to ask “What if?” at each turn encouraged the team to be open-minded towards the possibilities of what we could achieve. Alison’s impact is demonstrated in the numerous Sector Development campaign achievements, calling on government to act in support of the sector.

Alison’s deep social justice roots and commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, propelled individual and team learning in Indigenous cultural competence, decolonizing practices, and anti-oppression understanding. We have each moved along in our journey in learning what it means to individually be anti-racist and contribute to building an anti-racist organization.

Fun

Laughter + Joy | Playful | Team Gatherings

Finally, our team value of fun showed up in Alison’s dedication to our weekly happy half hours every Thursday, her ability to see the humour in challenges, and her desire to celebrate and recognize team members for their work.

Alison, you truly transformed Vantage Point and we will carry your vision forward with care. We wish you all the best as you adapt to new grand adventures with a curious and collaborative approach, and the ability to find abundance, humour, and fun wherever you go.

All our best,

Your Vantage Point team.

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Welcome to the New Vantage Point Website!

Welcome to the New Vantage Point Website!

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After months of planning, we are excited to announce the launch of our new website! Our goal for this platform is to provide a fresh, clean user interface and an improved navigation system which allows visitors and members to easily search and view our workshops and sector services that we offer at Vantage Point.

One useful feature we improved on the website was the ability to search and sort through our media content, including: blogs, podcasts, and downloadable resources. Now, you can more easily search for specific posts and resources using the dedicated search bar and filter results based on categories such as audience, topic, relevance and more.

Another feature we improved on the Vantage Point site is the Events Calendar. The Calendar (found under the training menu) displays all our upcoming workshops and labs. You can also change how the events are displayed by selecting “List,” “Month,” or “Day” in the top right corner.

We’re extremely excited to share this new site with you and hope it improves your experience with our resources, services, and all Vantage Point has to offer. A huge thank you goes to Dillon Dhak, our Digital Intern who spent a great deal of time and effort making this happen (not to mention, the many others who offered their time and support). We look forward to continually improving this site for you and our other community members.

As an added bonus, you can head over to govolunteer.ca to see the latest developments with the platform!

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Arron Fucoy is our Tech Intern, who assesses Vantage Point’s technology needs and researches potentially useful software for the team. He brings his resourcefulness, organizational and time management skills, and friendly personality to the team. Arron is at the start of his career after an education in IT at Kwantlen Polytechnic, and completing a Web Tech certificate at BCIT.

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From Our Vantage Point Episode 63 – Democracy, Equity, and Climate Change – oh my!

Episode 63:

Democracy, Equity, and Climate Change – oh my!

Our April podcast brings an in-depth conversation with Elodie Jacquet, Manager of Knowledge and Practice at SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. We chat about democracy, equity, climate change, and how they come together to form many intersections within the sector. We chat about what must change, how systems can be addressed, and building the future.


The SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue The Centre uses dialogue and engagement to facilitate transformative conversations and create real-world impact for society’s most pressing challenges. They strengthen Canadian democracy by promoting democratic values and innovation, spread best practices by providing dialogue training and tools, and help governments to engage citizens and stakeholders through our consulting services.

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I come from a culture where relationships thrive on reciprocity and human connections create a collective identity and a sense of belonging. For me, when I arrived in Canada, this innate need to look for something similar found its satiation in the most fulfilling experience of “Volunteerism”. Not only did volunteering help me create new connections that were “based on reciprocity” but it gave meaning and direction to my career path as an HR professional.

My deep commitment to the benefits of volunteerism arose from witnessing how skilled volunteering can transform lives and enrich communities. I formed long-lasting relationships with amazing mentors, co-volunteers and local communities which helped me carve my people oriented career trajectory and inclusive leadership style. This commitment to volunteering originated in my role as the Board Member for Immigrant Advisory Council. Later on, when I secured the Vancouver Foundation grants for small community building projects, I came up with a transformative project idea to set up “mini-libraries” across Burnaby in partnership with Burnaby Association of Community Inclusion, City of Burnaby and Artists Helping Artists. For me, the essence behind the project was to create increasing connections between people living in different neighbourhoods across the city. The project was truly inclusive considering the diverse people who became involved in the project as well as the enthusiasm of the community partners. Meaningful volunteering thus became a natural calling, for I had seen the sense of purpose and belonging it created for one and all without any exclusion or bias.

In life, I have found myself in situations where I had to dig deep and find solutions to overcome complex challenges that I faced as a person of colour, a professional immigrant woman, and a single mom. I did so by believing in my abilities and by leveraging resources; by bringing an objective lens when reviewing a situation; and by communicating to others the value I found in their perspectives. Also, by meeting different people and observing diverse human emotions and human behaviours, I developed an intellectual and emotional intelligence that has equipped me to create safe inclusive spaces where people thrive and engage in rewarding opportunities.

These lived experiences and their transference to Volunteerism, People Management, and Relationship Building is what I bring to Vantage Point as its People Manager. I strongly value and identify with Vantage Point’s mission of lifting the capacity of our not-for-profit sector by strategically investing in and utilizing our most valued asset: “our people”. My strengths of turning scarcity into possibility and challenges into opportunity permeates every aspect of my role here. Our transformational model of people engagement has empowered me to nurture and generate reciprocal relationships and strong community partnerships. Having craved for connections, for a chance to use my abilities, and to work with like-minded people towards creating solutions, I constantly endeavour to create a culture at Vantage point where everyone feels welcomed, connected, and respected. Given my work and contributions at Vantage Point, I know that I look back with pride and move forward with a purpose!

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Shagun brings her warm energy, positive spirit, and passion for volunteerism to her role of People Manager at Vantage Point. As a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and with her passion for people engagement, she recruits, trains, and manages our team of professionals, consultants, and skilled volunteer…

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Govolunteer Heads into a New Chapter!

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Happy National Volunteer Week!

We are excited to bring you some news as we celebrate the incredible efforts that volunteers contribute to BC’s communities. But first – a bit of backstory:

If you are familiar with our history or celebrated with us for our 75th anniversary – you may know Vantage Point began in 1943 as a volunteer centre. We have changed a great deal over the years but always maintain a connection to our roots in volunteerism. One way we have done this is through our work in Knowledge Philanthropy – we bring in skilled volunteers who contribute their expertise to our services and spread awareness of this philosophy with our clients, partners, and broader community. We even wrote a book! The Abundant Not-for-profit highlighted the value that skilled volunteers bring to the not-for-profit sector. We have also run our platform Govolunteer.ca that connects skilled volunteers and not-for-profits for almost 20 years.

Govolunteer.ca was launched in 2003 as a volunteer opportunities database. And it’s been a powerful tool: each year we receive over one million page views from interested volunteers. The site was designed for individuals to match their specific skills and interests to the many volunteer opportunities available. We know the value of the site firsthand as we have recruited many of our Knowledge Philanthropists through the platform from HR Facilitators, to Policy Analysts, to Communications Experts, and more!

Despite regular maintenance, at some point after over 10 years of use by the community, the site became “old” by technology’s standards and we had to consider our next steps.

That’s why we decided to do what not-for-profits do best: collaborate. Vantage Point and our partners Volunteer Burnaby, and the Sunshine Coast Resource Centre have teamed up with Propellus who runs Volunteer Connector – a fantastic platform for volunteers and not-for-profit organizations to connect. Propellus is a not-for-profit and volunteer centre that deeply understands the Canadian not-for-profit landscape. Their platform is already used to connect hundreds of not-for-profits and thousands of volunteers across Canada.

Especially in the context of COVID-19, we were mindful that an overall average of 59% of organizations reported a drop in volunteers (according to the UNRAVELING report published in February, 2021). It was important to us to not only maintain a connection to our original purpose but to support and uplift this integral function within the sector.

Our solution was to maintain a simplified version of Govolunteer.ca that provides a portal to Volunteer Connector. Govolunteer.ca will also remain a resource hub: we have highlighted a number of impactful organizations on the Govolunteer.ca page that provide leadership to volunteerism in BC including Volunteer BC, Volunteer Canada, and more.

After a virtual tour of Volunteer Connector this April, we were pleased to hear all the positive feedback from Vantage Point members who currently use on Govolunteer.ca. Volunteer Connector has some amazing features for not-for-profit organizations including analytics, multiple user logins, an easy-to-use interface, volunteer management tools, and more. Additionally, Vantage Point members can have their Volunteer Connector postings featured on Govolunteer.ca for an extra boost!

We also saw the immense value that Volunteer Connector brings to volunteers. The interface is user friendly with a “cause” tag to navigate local and virtual opportunities including causes such as anti-racism, poverty and homelessness, LGBTQ+, food security, arts & culture, and much more. Volunteers can create an account to apply for opportunities and track their volunteer experience over time.

We’re thrilled about this next chapter and grateful for the enthusiasm our members have shared about this transition. You can visit Govolunteer.ca to see our new look and explore the opportunities available at Volunteerconnector.ca.

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Miranda leads Vantage Point’s membership program and coordinates our government relations work. She has always had a passion for environmental issues and completed a Double Major in Environmental Studies and Sociology, with a Minor in Business at the University of Victoria.

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From Our Vantage Point Episode 62 – Sharing the Wealth: How to Decolonize Philanthropy

Episode 62:

Sharing the Wealth: How to Decolonize Philanthropy

In this in-depth conversation with Kris Archie, Chief Executive Officer of The Circle, we discuss the colonial nature of philanthropy and how it upholds white supremacy in the not-for-profit sector and affected communities. Then, we imagine how a decolonized philanthropy model could look and explore the necessary steps to reach an equitable funding system.


The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (The Circle) transforms philanthropy and contributes to positive change between Philanthropy and Indigenous communities by creating spaces of learning, innovation, relationship-building, co-creation, and activation. The Circle works alongside Indigenous-led organizations, Indigenous informed organizations, organizations with Indigenous beneficiaries, our members and philanthropic signatories of The Declaration of Action to encourage individuals and organizations to learn, acknowledge, and understand more about reconciliation and the decolonization of wealth.

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From Our Vantage Point Episode 61 – Philanthropic Narratives and Why They Matter

Episode 61:

Philanthropic Narratives and Why They Matter

Dorla Tune, Organizational Consultant at Vantage Point, joins us to chat about philanthropic narratives and the impacts they can have on our communities, how funds are allocated, and who works within those narratives. We have a frank and honest discussion about what needs to change and why philanthropic narratives matter.

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