The Opportunity Agenda is a social justice communication lab that works to advance the impact of the social justice community. Working closely with the leadership team, and with our design partners at FLOX Studio, we designed and conducted a strategic planning process to develop a 3- year plan.
Rutgers University Foundation raises funds to support Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. With our design partners at FLOX Studio, we worked with the Task Force on Race, Philanthropy, and Engagement of Alumni and Donors of Color to facilitate the work of the Task Force, conduct research, and support the Task Force in creating a report with recommendations for action.
The Donors of Color Network is the first cross-racial community of donors of color working to advance racial justice. Urvashi Vaid is founder of the Network. The Vaid Group supports the Network through research, organizational strategy, and development. See www.donorsofcolor.org.
MVP works to strengthen progressive power by helping donors support the best and most promising local community-based organizations in key states, with a focus on youth and communities of color. With our design partners at FLOX Studio, we support the development and implementation of MVP's organizational growth and internal change strategies.
The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) builds power at the state and local level to change public policy, galvanize public support, and normalize women’s decisions about abortion and contraception. Working with the leadership team, and our design partners at FLOX Studio, we worked with NIRH on Board development, embedding racial equity as a core value, and developing a strategic plan for the next 5 years.
The Palette Fund supports partners who are at the forefront of improving the lives of individuals and communities facing stigma, alienation, illness. We worked with the Fund to research and develop its giving strategy in Provincetown MA.
We worked with the Palette Fund to design its strategy for increased investment in the Provincetown MA community. One outcome of our work was the formation of the Provincetown Commons, an organization that combines a co-working space for entrepreneurs and creative professionals, with shared artist studios, community meeting rooms and a programmatic commitment to building a year-round, sustainable economy. Our role involved project planning and management, leadership of the Building Committee which led and oversaw renovations of the facility, support on organizational structure and management, board development, community engagement and program design.
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Bread works to change policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist. The Vaid Group supported Bread’s senior leadership in its commitment to incorporate a racial equity lens into all aspects of the organization’s programs and operations. Our work involved coaching, review and input on program strategy, consultation with staff on program and communications strategies, planning and support in facilitation of key meetings.
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is a national union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for students, their families and communities. The Vaid Group worked with senior staff at AFT to research and document the impact and investments made by the AFT’s Innovation Fund. We helped strengthen the organization’s partnerships and engagement with education funders.
Redshift Leadership Leadership is a firm focused on culture change, coaching and leadership innovation. The Vaid Group worked with Red Shift to plan and facilitate a retreat of democracy reform leaders for the civic participation program of The Ford Foundation.
We provided organizational development support and coaching to build capacity and strengthen board and management team operations, engagement and strategy.
We provided coaching and capacity building on community-centered design.
LPAC is the national lesbian SuperPAC. The Vaid Group provided Interim Executive Director support to the organization during a transition providing management, fundraising, and operational leadership during (2017-2018).
Produced a landscape analysis and program recommendations on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and International Development for USAID Office of Public Private Partnerships. Project contributed to launch of major (over $20 million) initiative by USAID to support work around world on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Conducted criminal justice, nonprofit, and SOGI policy research; raised more than $2 million of dollars in new resources for Center at Columbia Law School.
Produced a landscape analysis, organizing materials and networked high net worth donors of color.
Conducted an Oral History Project and film to document the work of this multi-racial, women's cultural political movement organization (1977-1995).
Worked with the LGBTQ Poverty Collaborative to develop a National Policy Agenda that addresses LGBTQ Poverty and economic vulnerability.