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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…
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…
December 15th, 2021
We’re excited to introduce our newly released… Self to Systems: Leading for Race Equity Impact  This model is based on research ProInspire started five years ago and supports individuals and organizations in identifying how their practices can create and sustain racially equitable e…
December 13th, 2021
This Leadership Model is a tool to support individuals and organizations with core commitments, corresponding practices, and reflection questions that can create and sustain racially equitable experiences and outcomes within the social sector. It is based on ProInspire’s collective experience, res…
November 30th, 2021
Your unwavering support and investment in our mission and vision of ProInspire have helped us expand our capacity to activate leaders and accelerate racial equity. Last year on #GivingTuesday, you responded to our appeal for support and helped us raise $42,000 to improve our internal capac…

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