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An Interview with Jara Dean-Coffey, Founder, Luminare Group

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, January 9, 2020

An Interview with Jara Dean-Coffey, Founder, Luminare Group

With 25+ years in or adjacent to the social sector, Jara Dean-Coffey knows a thing or five about strategy, the ways in which values and world views implicitly have shaped current evaluative practice and how to help organizations make real impact. In this interview, she shares how she developed such a deeply rooted sense of self, how she discerns who to partner with, and why the sector needs to evolve to create a more just world.

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An Interview with Melanie Roussell Newman, SVP, Communications, PPFA

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, December 18, 2019

An Interview with Melanie  Roussell Newman, SVP, Communications, PPFA

Melanie Roussell Newman keeps it one hundred and knows what her DNA results would show. In this interview, she reflects on a key moment in her career that propelled her forward and why she wants to be the type of ancestor who created more access to strengthen and impact the lives of Black people.

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An Interview with Alejandra Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA

Makiyah Moody // Friday, December 13, 2019

An Interview with Alejandra Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA

In this interview Alejandra Y. Castillo and Makiyah M. discuss social movements, opportunity zones and how Alejandra organizes her butterflies.

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An Interview with Jhmira Alexander, President, Public Narrative

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, November 27, 2019

An Interview with Jhmira Alexander, President, Public Narrative

Jhmira Alexander understands the power of stories, knows that the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves are the most important ones, and encourages Black women to lavish the same love, care and compassion that we give to others on ourselves.

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An Interview with LaTida Smith, President & CEO, Moses Taylor Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, November 14, 2019

An Interview with LaTida Smith, President & CEO,  Moses Taylor Foundation

In this interview, LaTida Smith reveals when she realized that “magical midpoints” don’t add up when making complex decisions, how her leap of faith from Cleveland to Scranton was a game changer, and why she bets on Black women.

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Tags: philanthropy, social sector

An Interview with Kiesha Davis, Director, Partnership and Capacity Building, Deaconess Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, October 23, 2019

An Interview with Kiesha Davis, Director, Partnership and Capacity Building, Deaconess Foundation

Kiesha Davis takes us on a journey marking the milestones that have shaped her as a leader in the philanthropic space and offers a piece of advice to the social sector: affirm the brilliance of Black women.

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An Interview with Luella Provenza, Chief Impact Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, October 9, 2019

An Interview with Luella Provenza, Chief Impact Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank

In this interview, Luella Provenza reveals how her varied experiences in the social sector have enabled her to leverage her authentic voice and intentionally champion marginalized communities without succumbing to a deficit frame.

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Tags: community, initiatives, social sector, workplace

An Interview with Lindsay A. Powell, MPP, Asst. Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor, Pittsburgh

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, September 25, 2019

An Interview with Lindsay A. Powell, MPP, Asst. Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor, Pittsburgh

In this interview, Lindsay Powell offers concrete advice for how to combat impostor syndrome, what organizations can do to amplify lived experiences versus data, and how she nourishes her soul while creating a more equitable Pittsburgh.

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An Interview with Regina Malveaux, J.D., CEO, YWCA Spokane

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, September 11, 2019

An Interview with Regina Malveaux, J.D., CEO, YWCA Spokane

Regina Malveaux is recognized as a tenacious advocate for women, youth and children. In this interview, she reflects on milestones along her personal and professional journeys that have shaped her and the communities she has served. 

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Tags: advocacy, community, diversity, philanthropy, workplace

An Interview with Shaya Gregory Poku, Director, Center for Social Justice, Wheaton College

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, August 27, 2019

An Interview with Shaya Gregory Poku, Director, Center for Social Justice, Wheaton College

With the wisdom of bell hooks, Audre Lorde, and Sojourner Truth as a guide, Shaya Gregory Poku reconciles her social justice values with her actions.  Her experiences in peacebuilding internationally and higher education offer a rich platform for impact in the communities she serves. In this interview, she reflects on critical moments that helped sharpen her focus, instances when she had to hustle hard, what type of ancestor she hopes to be, and why it’s critical not to be complicit in one’s own oppression.

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