Shifting power to communities starts with rethinking the way that we assess, capture, and quantify expertise, value, and potential.
For Black, Indigenous, and Latin communities, equal opportunity has always come at a cost. Though subjected to centuries of economic, political, and social exclusion, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Color) leaders continue to catalyze movements that transform this country for the better.
The past few years have illuminated for many white folks in the nonprofit sector what most BIPOC practitioners have known for decades: leaders with lived experience make the work better. However, simply appreciating this reality is not enough. As the sector slowly shifts to support more folks on the frontlines, we’ve been exploring how to move the needle on those investments and expedite that support for communities that cannot afford to wait.
At Common Future, we believe those closest to the problems are the ones with the solutions. When incubating initiatives, we place leaders with bold visions and untapped solutions at the center, disrupting systemic barriers while uplifting the ideas that can build a better economy.