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*Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, RPCV/W will host three types of events: events open to all participants, events open to fully vaccinated participants, and virtual events, in addition to abiding by CDC recommendations and guidelines.
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Wednesday, October 06 - 12:00 PM
Although members of racial and ethnic minority groups account for about 40% of the U.S. population, only about 8-9% of grants are explicitly designed to help people of color in the U.S. Join us for a discussion about philanthropic giving trends for foundations, how equity impacts funding for grassroots and BIPOC-led nonprofits, and what you need to build a just grant writing framework.
Rachel Branaman, Principal Consultant
Rachel is the principal consultant of Talem Consulting, which provides nonprofits the tools they need to build capacity, fundraise, and dismantle systems of inequity. Our team builds culturally responsive strategies for staff, board, and volunteers to tell your story and share your impact from concept to completion.
Rachel has a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Regis University and has served in development and executive director roles for a variety of arts and social service organizations. She also served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Namibia from 2009-2011.
Rachel uses her understanding of DEIA practices to build resources and training materials for nonprofits to begin to change their beliefs, patterns, and actions that may harm staff, participants, and community members. Her workshops prioritize 1) acknowledging the problems that exist in primarily White-led nonprofit spaces, 2) providing insight how unequitable power structures effect numerous and intersecting identities (e.g., gender sexuality, cultural, racial, religious, ability, etc.), and 3) engaging with participants to work toward a solution that fits their organization’s unique needs.
In her spare time, Rachel is an executive board member of Association of Philanthropic Counsel (APC) and a local activist with grassroots movements in Washington D.C. and Richmond.
There are 2 Member-Led events coming up
We encourage our members to lead their own gatherings and share interesting events around town.
Sunday, September 19 - 01:00 PM
Manahaona Mada RPCVs!
For our celebration for this year's National P... read moreRSVP Add to Calendar 09/19/2021 13:00:00 09/19/2021 14:30:00 America/New_York RPCVs of Madagascar Virtual Reunion Check https://www.rpcvw.org/pcvteenacmg/_rpcvs_of_madagascar_virtual_reunion for the latest info. Zoom (register here: https://asuzoomus/meeting/register/tZErc-uvqDIuG9GA5l82sMsy4XnQGgkzW4n-?fbclid=IwAR12zazpeiOzM3S3lsV-bqoGtXB2T5NlGmX7WRy534J3LKs2mbdURcdFctA), everywhere, United States Teena Curry [email protected] share
Sunday, September 26 - 02:00 PM
The Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippine Development (PCAFPD) invites you to a f... read moreRSVP Add to Calendar 09/26/2021 14:00:00 09/26/2021 16:00:00 America/New_York PCAFPD Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Peace Corps Philippines Check https://www.rpcvw.org/9083/pcafpd_celebrates_the_60th_anniversary_of_peace_corps_philippines for the latest info. 1101 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippine Development [email protected] share
Every two years, we officially sponsor a grassroots nonprofit that shares our goals and values. We call this program our Partnership for Peace. Our current Partner is Upwardly Global.