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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…
September 8th, 2022
Now that you’ve downloaded our Self to Systems publication, it’s time to explore what’s core to our Leadership Model. Class is in session! Join us for our Lunch and Learn Core Commitment series. We’re serving up tools to help you learn, adopt, engage, and better understand the four core …
August 25th, 2022
By Monica Biswas and Cecilia Belser-Patton | Edited by Rosie E. Aquila In the dialogue below, Monica Biswas, a ProInspire Director and Spark project co-facilitator, talks with Cecilia Ananya Belser-Patton, JustSystems Founder and Spark project co-facilitator about practicing collective reimagining a…
July 21st, 2022
By Kristen Lucas As Chief Operating Officer at ProInspire, my role is to shape our policies and processes to help us deeply live our organizational values. It’s the difference between our core values being posted on social media and being actually realized in all that we do. While this work has fu…
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…

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