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Make Your Power Move: Tools for your foundation’s equity journey

May 30, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Make Your Power Move: Tools for your foundation’s equity journey
May 30, 2018

What does power have to do with equity? How can grantmakers better leverage power to help drive lasting, positive change in our communities?

In this webinar, learn about NCRP’s exciting new toolkit, Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice, and explore how funders can examine their power, privilege and understanding of risk. With insights from knowledgeable funders and expert consultants to grantmakers, you’ll walk away with tangible resources and next steps for your organization’s journey.

Join NCRP, the Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) and PEAK Grantmaking for a dynamic discussion, moderated by Lisa Ranghelli, senior director of assessment and special projects and primary author of Power Moves. Panelists include Hanh Le, executive director of the Weissberg Foundation; Gita Gulati-Partee, founder and president of OpenSource Leadership Strategies; and Marcelo Bonta, principal at The Raben Group. All three are planning to apply and adapt the toolkit in their own work during the next 12 months.

RSVP and follow the conversation on social using #PowerMovesEquity! To learn more and download your free copy of Power Moves, click here.

Have a burning question that you hope will be addressed on the webinar? Contact Caitlin Duffy, senior associate for learning and engagement, at or (202) 387-9177 x31.

Speaker Bios:

Hanh Le (@HanhLeDC and @WeissbergFdn)

Hanh Le is the executive director of the Weissberg Foundation, where she leads strategy development, grantmaking, operations and stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining the foundation in 2016, she was the chief program officer at Exponent Philanthropy, where she led educational programming, content development and internal learning efforts. Hanh has directed training, grant and technical assistance programs for KaBOOM!, Community Technology Centers’ Network and the Peace Corps. She holds degrees from the College of William & Mary in environmental geology and the University of Virginia School of Architecture in urban and environmental planning. Inspired by the power of collaborative impact and the DC-area community, Hanh co-founded the Cherry Blossom Giving Circle; co-chairs the Metro-DC chapter of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’ Racial Equity Working Group; and sits on the boards of Asian American LEAD and North Capital Main Street. She is passionate about family, friends, dogs, biking, food, matrixes and bad TV. The Weissberg Foundation is a participant in the Power Moves group for funders.

Gita Gulati-Partee

Gita Gulati-Partee founded and leads OpenSource Leadership Strategies, Inc., a national consulting practice that amplifies the work of social justice groups as both units and agents of structural change. OpenSource researches, designs and evaluates racial and social justice efforts, and builds capacity of organizations, movements and leaders to advance racial and social justice. Gita has published and presented extensively on racial equity, advocacy, education and philanthropy, and she consults regularly to a number of foundations, funder networks, nonprofit advocacy organizations and coalitions, and leadership development programs around the country. She was a 2001-2003 William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations and a National Fellow on Racial Equity and Healing in the first class of W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Leadership Network. Gita is a staff blogger with EmbraceRace, a multi-racial online community about raising kids to be racially conscious and resilient. Check out Gita’s TEDx talk, “Leading for Equity.” Gita authored two Philamplify assessments for NCRP, served on the Power Moves advisory committee and is a participant in the Power Moves group for consultants.

Marcelo Bonta (@TheRabenGroup)

As a principal with The Raben Group, Marcelo brings almost two decades of experience working on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues. Originally trained as a conservation biologist, Marcelo decided to dedicate his career to DEI after finding himself the sole person of color at a national conservation organization. He founded the Center for Diversity and the Environment and ran it for a decade, providing coaching and transformational trainings for thousands of leaders, facilitating change work with hundreds of organizations and speaking to audiences across the country. During this time, he also started the Environmental Professionals of Color network. Later, he turned his focus on philanthropy with the Oregon-based Meyer Memorial Trust, where he co-developed a new funding strategy with equity at its core and supported the internal DEI change work for a private foundation DEI leader. During this time, he coached change agents and provided DEI process consulting services and trainings for other foundations. He also penned popular blog posts, including Equity in Grantmaking: Walking the Walk and What We Can We Do About Environmental Philanthropy’s White Privilege? Marcelo is driven by his vision of a future where his daughters may thrive in whatever occupation and lifestyle they choose; the need to break down institutional and systemic barriers; and his faith. Marcelo served as a reviewer of Power Moves during its drafting and is a participant in the Power Moves group for consultants.

Lisa Ranghelli (@lisa_rang and @NCRP)

Lisa Ranghelli is NCRP’s senior director of assessment and special projects. She directs the Philamplify initiative and oversees NCRP’s evaluation and learning. She developed the assessment tool for Philamplify as well as Power Moves, the new self-assessment guide focused on building, sharing and wielding power. She wrote or co-wrote five Philamplify assessments of major foundations. Previously, she directed NCRP’s Grantmaking for Community Impact Project, which documented the ROI of foundation investments in community-led systemic change efforts. She developed a methodology for measuring the impacts of advocacy, organizing and civic engagement and authored or co-authored five of seven reports in the related Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities series. Prior to joining NCRP in 2008, Lisa spent 15 years promoting advocacy and civic engagement, both in the nonprofit and public sectors. As a consultant, she conducted research, evaluation and program development for social change organizations. Previously, Lisa was deputy director of public policy at the Center for Community Change, where she helped grassroots organizations mobilize successfully in response to federal and state policy issues. Based in Western Massachusetts, Lisa graduated from Wesleyan University and holds a master of regional planning degree from Cornell University.


May 30, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Event Category:


National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy


Keeping a close eye on philanthropy