May 9, 2014

I just listened to a podcast from CBC (that’s Canadian public radio). The podcast is: Checking Privilege – Movement sprats debate on college campuses (May 8, 2014).

Worth listening to – for everyone. What’s your privilege? Are you comfortable exploring your privilege – in conversation with others?  What’s my privilege? (If you’ve ever heard me speak or read my stuff … you’ve probably heard me say: “I’m a white, well-educated, affluent, heterosexual woman. I win the privilege lottery … except for gender… because it’s a disadvantage to be a woman in every country in the world. But as a white, heterosexual woman – I won the lottery.)

And by the way, what’s the privilege of your donors and your board members? And what are the implications?

My colleague Andrea Hlady, Cohort 17 at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (Masters Program in Philanthropy and Development) – sent me the podcast link yesterday. She knows how the issue of privilege is so dear to my heart and brain.

Thank you Andrea.

And hey out there. Listen to it. Maybe with your staff colleagues. Maybe with your board.

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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