#56 A Truly Original Approach in Support of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with Maria Azuri, Director of Capacity Building, Network for Good

Dec 20, 2021

Alongside the rest of the world, philanthropy is called to the new task of asking themselves how they can contribute to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Maria Azuri, Director of Capacity Building at “Network for Good”, joins me this week to share how she has created avenues dedicated to supporting diverse nonprofits. With equity, diversity, and inclusion at the forefront of her mission, she helps these nonprofits break past barriers and provides a foundation where everyone can unleash their generosity and fund with power.

Maria truly understands what it means to support nonprofits and how important that support is in enabling them to do their good, so make sure not to miss out on this episode!


Episode Highlights:

  • Why Maria’s personal life journey background plays an integral part in her nonprofit work.
  • Maria’s transition from social worker to funding capacity building.
  • Philanthropy’s call to support nonprofits working against the growing inequality in our current society.
  • Maria’s webinar workshop that serves to move philanthropy forward with equity-building within funders.
  • How funders can get engaged with this kind of work.


Links referenced in this podcast:

  • Click here to visit Network for Good’s Jumpstart website so you can read more on their efforts to increase capacity building for nonprofits!
  • Click here to visit GuideStar’s website which provides regularly updated and complete data, news, and analysis on the nonprofits you need.
  • Click here for the training DEI in Philanthropy: Moving Beyond the Superficial and the Stagnant
  • Click here for the Beginners workshop to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within your organization.
  • Click here for the training DEI in Philanthropy: Where are we now?
  • Click here to see all the Network for Good Webinars.


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