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In Voqal’s latest DEI spotlight, Voqal business support specialist, Annie Stoneburner, reflects on a recent experience she had discussing the complex issue of systemic racism with a family member and her thoughts on the challenges that arise during those conversations. Prior to the passing of George Floyd, it was my intent to write a blog

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We are profoundly saddened by George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. And we are outraged. But this statement isn’t about how we feel. It’s about state-sanctioned violence against Black and Brown people. It’s about the devaluing of Black and Brown bodies. It’s about the systemic racism that leads to a white police officer

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As we discussed last month, Voqal staff members have embarked on a shared journey to better understand diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in relation to our work and as individuals. In the second installment of our DEI Spotlight Series, Mobile Citizen anchor institutions program manager, Molly Fohn, reflects on her experience with an introductory anti-racism

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  Voqal invests in groups and individuals on the front lines of weaving equity into our social and public systems. A key element of achieving social equity is embracing the social part, recognizing that we don’t live in a vacuum but operate within multiple communities affected by our own actions and decisions. In light of

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The coronavirus pandemic has created an uncertain future for many in the nonprofit community. Below, Mary Coleman shares some thoughts from Voqal’s grant team on how funders can best help organizations adapt to the changing times. When we rang in 2020, many of us had one thing on our mind: November 3. However, the recent

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As the country adapts to the unique circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits are being faced with new challenges as they continue their important work. Fortunately, there are hundreds of emergency relief funds at the global, national, and local levels, offering individual and organizational funding for basic needs, direct services, and other immediate concerns.

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Voqal is dedicated to helping our staff and their families, our partners, and our community stay healthy by doing whatever is needed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. In order to assist in controlling the impact of the novel coronavirus, we are taking a number of preventative measures. Remote Working: Starting March

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This week we finish up our series celebrating Black History Month with a spotlight on another inspiring Black leader we are fortunate to work with, Coalition of Communities of Color’s Marcus C. Mundy. Mundy is the executive director at the Coalition of Communities of Color, a racial equity-focused, 19-member organization focusing on issues of social

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Last week, several representatives of Voqal attended the National EBS Association (NEBSA) annual conference in La Jolla, California. NEBSA chief operating officer, Lynn Rejniak, kicked off the conference with the 1972 Albert Hammond classic “It Never Rains In Southern California” as it rained outside the conference room. Some commented that it was only fitting, given

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2019 was another busy year for Voqal. Despite a hard-fought campaign to #SaveEBS by Voqal and many of our allies, the FCC ultimately voted to privatize Educational Broadband Service (EBS), in essence removing the educational benefits of this valuable public resource. In addition, Voqal saw the departure of some great leaders including board member Garlin

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