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June 15th, 2021
June 15, 2021 “We are excited to share that ProInspire has received a one-time transformational gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This unrestricted gift is the largest in our organization’s history and opens up the possibilities for us to deepen investments in ProInspire’s infrastructu…
June 22nd, 2022
By Megan Grimaldi, PNLC member As we step out cautiously into the world again, in the midst of what seems like a never-ending cycle of crises, I hope that we maintain this renewed appreciation for and commitment to creating equitable communities that grew out of the pain of the last two years. In Au…
June 8th, 2022
Part two of this series picks up with a conversation Monisha has with a new cohort of ProInspire fellows in 2014. If you missed part one, read the complete blog here. In August 2014, I was sitting around a conference table with the new cohort of ProInspire Fellows. We had 15 fellows in the DC [&hell…
May 31st, 2022
ProInspire’s AAPI staff opens up and answers how their racial identity and lived experience shaped their leadership. I identified most strongly with my Asian identity until witnessing 9/11 as someone with the last name of Islam. Namira Islam Anani, Director In order to lead forward, I’ve found I…
May 11th, 2022
The ProInspire Network Leadership Council (PNLC) is the representative body of social impact leaders in the nonprofit sector. The Council is composed of members of the ProInspire Network, an 800+ person thriving community of leaders interested in professional development, ongoing connection, and soc…
May 3rd, 2022
Part I of a two-part series on Exploring Identity with ProInspire’s Founder Recently, I had the opportunity to join the Catalyst Collective, a community of practice hosted by ProInspire for senior leaders of color, at the inaugural group’s final convening. Members shared stories about how th…
February 26th, 2022
Excerpts from an upcoming blog by Monisha Kapila as she opens up on her journey as Founder and co-CEO... From Early On From a young age, my parents instilled values in me to make my community stronger. My mother’s father had been a freedom fighter in India’s fight against British colonialism. He…
January 26th, 2022
“At ProInspire, we have been creating space for people to share their individual experience, and then understand it through the eyes of a collective.“ At ProInspire, we took the last few weeks of December to reflect on what we did and learned through our work in 2021. As an organiza…
January 3rd, 2022
“Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.”– Brené Brown Advancing racial equity within organizations builds upon the work of “Leading Self” and “Leading…
December 22nd, 2021
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” – Lilla Watson and Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s Neriel: First, I wanted to ask you what the commitment…
December 21st, 2021
Part one of our four-part Commit to Shift blog series I vividly remember the day I found out I was Black… It was in the Shaffer’s hallway, as the sunlight pierced through the glass front door.  Moments before, I had been playing happily with Emily and Greg. I can still hear the sound of our…

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