"Last September, I was one of 40 participants in a two-day training session that examined structural racism in America, from the 1600s until today. One of the many ideas from the session that stuck with me was that everyone at a nonprofit organization – foundations included – serves as a gatekeeper. Everyone, from board members to the CEO to receptionists, enjoys some level of control over who has access to valuable but limited resources. And the way each person shares (or restricts) that access has a significant impact on communities."
Treye Johnson's latest blog post for GrantCraft talks about how to be a gate opener, rather than a gatekeeper, in philanthropy.