NPO 021: Power Inequities in Nonprofits and Community Building; Lessons learned from the University of Dayton
This episode was inspired by the upcoming University of Dayton Alumni Awards event on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Host Molly MacCready will be receiving the Joe Belle Memorial Young Alumni award.
Organizational Spotlight: University of Dayton
The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university with academic offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. We are a diverse community committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.
Encouraged "Homework" Questions:
What are the power dynamics at play in your nonprofit? Who are the people who have more power? In what ways is that demonstrated? Who are the people with less power?
What are you doing to help shift that balance of power? What structures do you have in place to ensure that those being served have a place at the table and that their voice is heard?
Even within your organizational structure internally, how do you create opportunities for involvement or participation in decision making for folks who don’t have the E.D. title or the board chair title?