BIPOC Folks in Philanthropy Group - Self and Community Healing

BIPOC Folks in Philanthropy Group - Self and Community Healing

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Event details

Wednesday, July 24, 2024
12:00pm to 1:30pm PDT
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About this event

At Philanthropy Northwest, we believe supporting Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) professionals in the philanthropic sector is an essential part of living into our commitment to racial equity. 

To support this effort, we are working with skilled facilitators to design a series of three BIPOC Folks in Philanthropy Group sessions built for BIPOC, philanthropic leaders to engage in leadership development and explore topics of self and community care, generative conflict and leading with your values.

Our first session will be an opportunity to gather in a virtual space, build connections and focus on diving into our first topic: self and community care. Together we will conceptually and experientially explore the importance of cultivating a self-care practice in our equity and justice work. It is our hope that together through deeper connections, intention and a bit of play we can cultivate an environment that invites us to exhale and experience expansiveness.


Nicole Keenan, Researcher, Facilitator, Sound Therapist and Principal Consultant

Nicole is a researcher, facilitator, sound therapist and artist working in service of people and the planet. She serves as a guide through transition and transformation. Over the past 20 years, Nicole has played key roles in passing several policies and implementing programs that improved working conditions for millions of workers and advanced environmental policies in Washington state. She was recognized by the City of Seattle for her work to advance civil rights and in 2015 was as one of Seattle Met's 15 people who should run Seattle. Nicole founded and led multi-million dollar nonprofit organizations, helped teams in conflict recommit to their shared mission and supported hundreds of people in finding a sense of ease, connection and belonging in chaotic times.

About The Series

This three-session series is designed to be nurturing spaces that acknowledge and tend to the unique challenges, experiences and perspectives of BIPOC professionals in the philanthropic sector.

Through these virtual spaces, we hope participants will:

  • Build relationships and network with other BIPOC professionals in philanthropy.
  • Get nurtured support through our relational cohort style. Our facilitators will help participants explore relevant BIPOC-centered equity topics and discover what is necessary for individual and collective renewing, as well as how to prepare for the future as BIPOC leaders working in philanthropy. 
  • Strengthen their equity analysis skills by engaging in shared learning and dialogue. Participants will bolster both their individual and collective analysis around equity and learn how to sustainably advance their work within the philanthropic sector.

Register for session two on Navigating with Purpose and session three on Generative Conflict.


Philanthropy Northwest strives to make our events accessible to everyone. If you require an accommodation or service to complete the application please contact Michaela Brown

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