Building A Pro-Black World: Moving Beyond DE&I Work and Creating Spaces for Black People to Thrive

  • 5h 18m
  • Cyndi Suarez, Nonprofit Quarterly
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2023

Learn to create a nonprofit organization and society in which Black people can thrive

In Building A Pro-Black World: A Guide To Creating True Equity in The Workplace and In Life, a team of dedicated nonprofit leaders delivers a timely roadmap to building pro-Black nonprofit organizations. Refreshingly moving the conversation beyond stale DEI cliches, editors Cyndi Suarez and the NPQ staff have included works from leading racial justice voices that show you how to create an environment—and society—in which Black people can thrive. You’ll also learn how building such a world will benefit all of society, from the most marginalized to the least.

The book explains how to shift from simply critiquing white supremacist culture and calling out anti-Blackness to actively designing for pro-Blackness. It offers you:

  • Incisive and engaging work from leading voices in racial justice, Cyndi Suarez, Dax-Devlon Ross, Liz Derias, Kad Smith, and Isabelle Moses
  • Explorations of topics ranging from restorative leadership strategies for staff wellbeing to Black politics and policymaking
  • Discussions of new language for pro-Black social change, racial equity in healthcare and health communications, and antiracist succession planning

A can’t-miss resource for civil society and nonprofit leaders, including directors, executives, grant makers, philanthropic donors, and social movement leaders, Building Pro-Black World will also benefit communicators, organizers, and consultants who work with nonprofit organizations.

About the Author

CYNDI SUAREZ is President and Editor-in-Chief of Nonprofit Quarterly. She is the author of The Power Manual: How to Master Complex Power Dynamics. Suarez has experience as a strategy and innovation consultant with a focus on networks and platforms for social movements.

NPQ ALSO KNOW AS NONPROFIT QUARTERLY, has published a quarterly journal since 1999. Today it also regularly publishes written, video, and audio content online. NPQ curates conversations among civic actors that build shared understanding around core themes of racial justice, economic justice, climate justice, health justice, and leadership. By deepening field knowledge, NPQ aims to advance the theory and practice of multiracial democracy.

In this Book

  • Going Pro‐Black
  • Defining Pro‐Black
  • When Blackness Is Centered, Everybody Wins
  • Leading Restoratively
  • What It Looks Like to Build a Pro‐Black Organization
  • To Build a Public Safety That Protects Black Women and Girls, Money Isn't the Only Resource We Need
  • Combatting Disinformation and Misinformation
  • Forms
  • Hierarchy and Justice
  • A Journey from White Space to Pro‐Black Space
  • The Emergence of Black Funds
  • Reimagining Philanthropy to Build a Culture of Repair
  • How Philanthropy Can Truly Support Land Justice for Black Communities
  • What Does Black Feminist Evaluation Look Like?
  • Nothing Is Broken
  • Revolutionary Black Grace
  • What Is Healing Justice?
  • The US “Healthcare System” Is a Misnomer—We Don't Have a System
  • Pro‐Black Actions That Health Justice Organizations Can Model
  • Repairing the Whole
  • Addressing Inequities in Health Technology
  • Resurrecting the Promise of 40 Acres
  • Solutions Centering Black Women in Housing
  • Linking Racial and Economic Justice
  • What If We Owned It?
  • How Do We Build Black Wealth?
  • Making Black Communities Powerful in Politics—and in Our Lives
  • Justice Beyond the Polls
  • The Liberatory World We Want to Create
  • Dimensions of Thriving
  • Pro‐Blackness Is Aspirational