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Creating Community Identity – Ideas + Questions Inspired by New Orleans Convening

OFP participants at New Orleans convening

(Sharing some reflections from our recent convening  – written by Megan Powers, NGEC’s Capacity Building Manager in Minnesota.)

A question bubbled up among many during NGEC’s recent OFP cohort convening in New Orleans: How can a group help to create and harness a community’s identity?

After viewing “A Village Called Versailles”, visiting with New Orleans residents and organizers, and much discussion, cohort participants noted that part of the success of the neighborhood’s organizing work can be attributed to a strong sense of community identity.

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OFP Cohort Progress & Learnings – Year One

NGEC JourneyAs part of our ongoing learning and broader community sharing, the NGEC staff is sharing a few key reflections about the 1st year of our capacity building approach, process and tools  from the NGEC  Organizational Fellowship Program cohort.

Knowing that there isn’t “one model” for change, we’re actively documenting the questions, processes and challenges of our cohort that offer “signs of progress.”

See the full text here: http://genderandequity.org/year1ofp

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NGEC OFP’s Online Community ~ how we’re using Ning.com

NGEC's Online Learning Community on Ning

NGEC's Online Learning Community on Ning

Since last summer, NGEC’s Organizational Fellowship Program (OFP) members have been participating in an online learning community we started on Ning.com.

With 6 organizations based in California and 6 based in Minnesota in the OFP , NGEC wanted to experiment with ways to bridge the distances through an online accessible space for folks to stay in touch, share information, and conduct peer learning.  Although there were many options out there for social networking platforms (including things like Facebook or customizable platforms like, Elgg) Ning has turned out to be a good choice for us for several reasons: Read the rest of this entry »

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CONNECT! Regional Guide to Nonprofits Serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in DC

AAPIP’s  “Cherry Blossom Giving Circle” in Washington DC have a new resource guide!


more info & download  available on their website >

Connect!

CONNECT! – Regional Guide to Nonprofits Serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

AAPIP’s Metropolitan Washington, DC/Baltimore Chapter, in conjunction with the Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, published the first guide for funders on nonprofits serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our region.

For more information on API-serving 501(c)3’s in the area, or to download the catalogue, click on the image to the right or email DCaapipdirectory@gmail.com.

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NGEC Guide: An Organization’s Theory of Social Change (TOSC)

NGEC Theory of Social Change

NGEC Theory of Social Change Guide

“Chronicles of Change: A Guide to an Organization’s Theory of Social Change”

NGEC believes that all social justice organizations are drivers of change and delivery agents of solutions in the social justice movement. As such, each should have a Theory of Social Change (TOSC) to be most effective and sustainable.

As part of the journey in the NGEC’s Organizational Fellowship Program (OFP), we developed this 80-page guide to help the cohort groups in our 3-year program through the larger process of defining or refining their organization’s role in the social justice movement.   We believe that the combination of process and product makes a TOSC critical to organizational transformation.   The activities detailed in this guide can help groups  identify existing organizational assets and suggests ways to effectively engage organizational stakeholders in the TOSC development process.

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Asian Pacific Community Fund seeks nominations for 2010 Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy

Visit the Asian Pacific Community Fund’s website for full details: http://apcf.org/index.php/news

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2nd Annual 2010 Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Recognition Awards!

The Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) in partnership with Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) is seeking nominations for young individuals and organizations that have exemplified outstanding support for the Asian Pacific Islander community through their leadership and philanthropic efforts.

Two individuals and two organizations will receive awards. All nominees will be recognized. The awards will be presented at the 2nd Annual Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Recognition Awards to be held in early March. Completed nomination packages must be received by 5:00 P.M., Monday, January 25, 2010.

Apply online, or send all forms by mail to:

ATTN: ELP Recognition Awards, 1145 Wilshire Blvd. 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017, or by fax to: (213) 624-6406.

For more information about the Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Recognition Awards, contact Kristina Ramos, Marketing Associate of the Asian Pacific Community Fund, at (213) 624-6400 x4

More information available at  Asian Pacific Community Fund’s website http://apcf.org/index.php/news

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December 2009 ~ new AAPIP Job Announcements!

AAPIP is hiring!  Follow the links for more detailed information.

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Founded in 1990, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) is a national membership and advocacy organization dedicated to improving Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities through philanthropy. AAPIP also seeks to advance traditional philanthropy by making it more inclusive, just, equitable, and accountable. AAPIP members include foundations, staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations, and nonprofit organizations in eight regional chapters in the United States. AAPIP engages AAPI communities and philanthropy to address unmet needs; serves as a resource for and about AAPI communities; supports and facilitates giving by and to AAPI communities; and incubates new ideas and approaches for social justice philanthropy.

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Membership Services Manager, AAPIP, San Francisco

Summary:
Located in the San Francisco national office, the Membership Services Manager is responsible for establishing, implementing, maintaining and evaluating the organizations membership programs to contribute to the organizations mission and goals in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. AAPIP is expanding its membership strategy to encompass a network of members, giving circle volunteers/donors, and nonprofits/grantees; refining program strategies and activities accordingly.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop, implement and maintain an effective strategic membership retention and recruitment plan for each membership level to meet membership goals.
  • Analyze and prepare accurate and complete membership data for reporting and strategic implications.
  • Organize effective membership programs including annual membership; meeting/programs and leadership retreat within established timeframes and budget.
  • Effectively develop and support existing chapters and grow new regional chapters in accordance with organization strategy.
  • Effectively develop and implement national and regional programs and projects to meet organization mission and goals.
  • Effectively develop and implement fundraising plan for institutional members to meet established goals.
  • Develop clear, complete and concise recruitment and retention materials.
  • Maintain complete and accurate databases and records including but not limited to integrated donor and membership database, current membership data and records, and current national and chapter email list servers and website pages related to membership.
  • Promptly responds to requests for information about membership and follows up as appropriate including processing membership forms.
  • Effectively coordinates program activities, such as annual membership meetings and events for the national office, chapters, and other funds during all phases of the event from planning to implementation.
  • Provides chapter co-chair support.
  • Write clear, complete and effective grant proposals and reports.
  • Supports the Director, Strategic Communications in planning and implementation of Council on Foundations and AAPIP annual meeting and leadership retreat activities as well as activities for other philanthropic conferences and other affinity groups. With Research Director, develops and submits program proposals for these events.
  • Prepare thorough and well-supported annual budget for assigned area of responsibility and monitor allocation of resources according to budgetary limitations.
  • Identify, develop and implement opportunities for additional or improved services and procedures to ensure program services are delivered in accordance with policy and organization mission and goals and to meet membership and communication needs.
  • Actively participate in the development of organizational goals. Develop, recommend, and administer organization policy and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

May select and direct the work of consultants and volunteers.

Essential Skills & Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of activities related to membership, development, preferably in a philanthropy or community service organization as evidenced by a minimum of 3 years related experience..
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen effectively, to select and use appropriate communication methods, and to present ideas and information effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to routine and non-routine inquiries or issues from members, the media and the general public.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities to conclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve problems that balance multiple needs and interests.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to changing and sometimes ambiguous situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound and accurate judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to workload.
  • Demonstrated ability for accuracy and thoroughness in completing work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to view every action and decision in terms of organization impact and to understand and anticipate organization needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain desired work results without direct authority in working with consultants, volunteers, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete objectives and projects with periodic review by manager at key milestones.
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS Office applications.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably in Marketing or related field.
Minimum three years of experience in membership or marketing is required, preferably in a philanthropy or community service organization.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None

Work Environment:
Work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee works primarily in an office environment. Position requires travel up to 20% of time on the job.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position requires extended periods of sitting and working at a computer. Position requires clear vision at 20 inches or less and ability to adjust focus. Position also requires occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds.
To apply & more info, go to > Membership Services Manager, AAPIP, San Francisco

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2010 Meeting and Events Coordinator, AAPIP, San Francisco

Summary:
Located in the San Francisco national office, the 2010 Meeting and Events Coordinator directly reports to the Director, Philanthropic Advocacy and is responsible for coordinating in the: 1) standardizing systems and protocols for all meetings and events 2) end to end management and ownership of all program elements in order to create positive meeting and event experiences that meets meeting or event goals for all stakeholders. This is a one-year staff position with full benefits.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Coordinate the development, implementation and maintenance of systems and protocols for planning meeting and events. Coordinate the preparation and management of work plan aligned with meeting purpose, programmatic considerations/needs, and audience on a proactive and timely basis.
  • Coordinate the development and management of timeline, budget/pro-forma, and group reporting within established requirements.
  • Coordinate the maintenance of financial accountability for programs including adherence to standard terms and conditions of vendor/consultant contract, and billing guidelines.
  • Act as the on-site point person for assigned programs.
  • Provide complete and accurate program feedback to all stakeholders through summary and distribution of program debrief notes.
  • Create and maintain meeting profiles for assigned programs.
  • Coordinate the negotiation and management of vendor contracts related to a particular event, including, air, hotel ensuring best available pricing and timely payment to vendors.
  • Manage supplier partners and internal support areas to ensure quality and timely delivery of services.
  • Coordinate meeting/event related travelEssential Skills and Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate successful events and meetings as evidenced by a minimum of 2 years experience as a meeting and event planner.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure that meeting and event activities are planned and implemented consistent with mission, vision and values of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization and with external vendors, suppliers and others.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and monitor meeting and event budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing and to represent the organization to internal and external audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities to conclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve problems that balance multiple needs and interests.
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound and accurate judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to workload.
  • Demonstrated ability to view every action and decision in terms of organization and constituent impact and to understand and anticipate organization and constituent needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain desired work results without direct authority in working with peers, consultants, vendors and others.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete objectives and projects with periodic review by supervisor at key milestones.
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS Office applications.Education/Experience:
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a meeting and events, preferably in a philanthropic or affinity organization.
    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None

    Work Environment:
    Work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The employee works primarily in an office environment. Position requires extended periods of sitting and working at a computer. Position also requires travel up to 15% of time on the job.

    Physical Demands:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position requires extended periods of sitting and working at a computer. Position requires clear vision at 20 inches or less and ability to adjust focus. Position requires occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds.

    To apply & more info, go to >  2010 Meeting and Events Coordinator, AAPIP, San Francisco

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    AAPIP film screening of “A Village Called Versailles” – Friday, Aug. 28th


    AAPIP is hosting a special advance film screening of A Village Called Versailles on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 3PM at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Please join us for the screening and discussion with the filmmaker, Leo Chiang, and Father Vien Nguyen, Pastor of the Mary Queen of Vietnam Church.

    RSVP by e-mailing rsvp at aapip dot org by August 19. Space is limited.

    AAPIP Film Screening Invite, A Village Called Versailes

    AAPIP Film Screening Invite, A Village Called Versailes

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    8/21/09 – Minneapolis: Lora Jo Foo reading from her book, “Earth Passages”

    Asian American activist and author, Lora Jo Foo, will be doing a reading from her most recent book, Earth Passages: Journey through Childhood, on Friday, August 21 at 6:30 pm at the Loft Literary Center.

    The Loft Literary Center
    1011 Washington Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55415

    RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday, August 14, 2009 to Margie Andreason at margie@aapip.org
    For more information, contact: Bo Thao, Email: bo@aapip.org / Phone: (612) 729-1994

    Lora Jo Foo has a special connection to AAPIP. She led the Ford Foundation research that resulted in her first book, Asian American Women: Issues, Concerns, and Responsive Civil and Human Rights Advocacy. After the book was published, AAPIP worked with Lora to take this book across the country on a listening tour that resulted in the development of the National Gender and Equity Campaign.

    AAPIP supports Lora’s work now because her newest book, Earth Passages: Journey through Childhood, is about her memories as a daughter, woman, and activist seeking change that aligns with what AAPIP is trying to highlight and change through its work now.

    The event is optional. It’s free and will have some light refreshments. We encourage you to let others you know about this event who may be interested.

    About Lora Jo Foo
    A garment worker at age 11 and a union organizer for eight years in the garment and hotel industries, Lora Jo Foo became an attorney representing low wage workers in sweatshop industries. She litigated numerous groundbreaking cases on their behalf. She co-founded Sweatshop Watch and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. In 2002, she published her first book, Asian American Women: Issues, Concerns and Responsive Human and Civil Rights Advocacy. A gifted photographer, Foo has photographed throughout the United States and world. She has exhibited her nature photographs in galleries and at fine art fairs in the San Francisco Bay Area where she lives. She stopped litigating in 2000 and returned to her roots as an organizer. She also returned to school and received her Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2002. Most recently she was the organizing director of a major California union. In 2004 and 2008, she was the National Voting Rights Protection Coordinator for the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C.

    About the Book Earth Passages: Journeys through Childhood consists of 28 vignettes and 53 color nature photographs, and tells the story of the author growing up in the inner city ghetto of San Francisco’s Chinatown – in poverty, in a housing project, at the age of 11 sewing in a garment sweatshop. In the girl’s rare escapes into the woods she discovers a magical world so unlike the ghetto in which she lives. The stories from childhood are paired with color nature photographs taken by the author as an adult. The stories are terse, pithy and powerful. They transform and imbue the very beautiful nature photographs with a much more complicated, almost bittersweet meaning.

    Event Sponsors: Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (National Gender and Equity Campaign), AAPIP-MN Chapter, Full Thought Inc., Loft Literary Center


    Co-Hosts: Margie Andreason, Brian Grandison, Kaohly Her, Angelique Kedem, Kathy Jefferson, Laura Lablanc, Megan Powers, David Nicholson, Bo Thao, Bill Thurston, and Lorri Todd

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