NAP’s 2018 Philanthropy Institute

Save the Date!

12th Biennial Philanthropy Institute to take place June 13-15, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

Native Americans in Philanthropy now hiring!

Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) is excited to announce the opening of an office in Los Angeles, California! Working with the Minneapolis office, this addition will bring many new and exciting opportunities to engage more closely to the work happening on the ground and to strengthen our national outreach. Together, these offices will continue building connections between grantmakers and Native organizations and communities by engaging and educating philanthropic leaders about the issues facing Native communities across the country. Two offices will also increase NAP’s visibility, activity, and accessibility to different movements and our network of members, partners, and allies.

To better serve the network, we are also expanding our team! We are looking for great people to join our work in promoting reciprocity and investment in, with and for Native peoples to build healthy and sustainable communities. NAP is a powerful network of Native and non-Native nonprofits, tribal communities, foundations and community leaders committed to engaging, learning and sharing resources and best practices grounded the Native tradition of reciprocity.

We encourage highly motivated, talented, and dynamic individuals to apply for the following positions at our new L.A. office:

Help us find the right candidates by spreading the word! Share with your networks and encourage anyone you think may be interested to apply.

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Webinar: Generation Indigenous Community of Practice: Coordinating Strategy

April 6, 2017 | 1:00PM – 2:00PM EST
Online Webinar

In the nonprofit world, foundations are recognizing that philanthropy needs to focus on learning systems in order to fully leverage funded projects. But others are seeking peer-to-peer connections and learning opportunities with or without the support of institutions. This includes regional and tribal economic development, within urban, rural and reservation communities, focused on Native youth development, as well as inter-organizational learning with communities gathering from various regions.

NAP’s Community of Practice will provide those peer-to-peer learning opportunities. Those that are current leaders, staff, supporters and advocates for Native youth development are most encouraged to join this group webinar series. Members will contribute to developing a shared repertoire of resources including: experiences, stories, tools, ways of addressing recurring problems; in short a shared practice for implementing promising practices for addressing the needs of today’s Native youth. In the course of these webinars, conversations, and resource building, members will have developed a set of stories and cases that will become a shared repertoire for practice.

For Session 2, we will review member survey results and their comments taken during the first webinar exploring ways to develop member’s practice for working and supporting Native youth. We will explore and decide upon the suggestions made by members for coordinating strategy among the group that will enable building a set of resources that can be accessed through various shared platforms using technology. We will share stories and experiences working with Native youth development today that supports coordinating strategy among the group members and Indian Country.

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Call for Storyteller Applications: Native Nonprofits

NAP is now accepting Storyteller Applications for our #GenIndigenous Regional Convenings! Apply by March 27th, 2017 to join us in San Francisco or Seattle and present on your organization and the important work you’re doing to strengthen the health and well-being of Native youth. Applications will be considered by how programming is addressing gaps and disparities and championing community assets, cultural competency, leadership that reflects the community served, and the impact on Native youth. The application requirements can be found online here:

Indigenous Women Rise

Indigenous Women Rise:  

Women’s March on Washington

On Saturday, Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) joined the national Women’s March on Washington as part of the Indigenous Women Rise collective. The collective is comprised of: Advance Native Political Leadership, NAP, Native Voice Network, Native Voices Rising, National Indian Women’s Resource Center, UltraViolet, The Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas, North American Region, Indigenous Environmental Network, and other key organizations working to advance Indigenous Peoples issues and rights.

Many others joined in support online and walked in solidarity in D.C. and in 20 cities at sister marches across the country. Indigenous Women Rise even had a contingent in Peru representing at the Women’s March there!

You can read more about our involvement in the march in D.C. from the LA Times:

More Info:

Take a Look Online at the November 2015 Native Americans in Philanthropy Newsletter.


Inside the November 2015 NAP Newsletter:

  • NACF Awards 2015 Regional Artists Fellowships to Seven Native Artists
  • Solidarity and collaboration launches Intercultural Leadership Institute
  • NARF Celebrates their 45th Anniversary!
  • Puyallup Tribe donates $50,000 to Colville Emergency Relief Fund
  • National philanthropic roundtable on Native American nutrition deemed a “historic, breakthrough moment”
  • EPIP Welcomes Tamir Novotny as Incoming Executive Director
  • LGBT Health Funding Summit
  • Minnesota Foundations 2016
  • 2016 Council on Foundations Annual Conference

View the entire newsletter on the NAP website!

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