#77 The Correct Steps to Support Indigenous Communities with Erik Stegman, Executive Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy

May 16, 2022

How can funders make the commitment to support Native American communities in the best way possible? In this episode, Erik Stegman, Executive Director of Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) joins me to discuss how the organization is building funder engagement in Indigenous communities through meaningful relationship building and education. 

Make sure to listen in as Dan shares how funders and foundations can help amplify Native voices and build toward sustainable community-based solutions in the philanthropic sector!


Episode Highlights:

  • Erik’s philanthropic journey, including its successes and challenges.
  • Some of the most common mistakes funders can make and how to avoid them.
  • Native Americans in Philanthropy’s upcoming initiatives and events.


Links referenced in this podcast:

  • If you’re interested in further supporting America’s Indigenous communities through philanthropic investment, visit Native Americans in Philanthropy’s website.
  • Mark your calendars for the joint conference between Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) and Asian American/ Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) - Power in Solidarity! Visit their website to learn more details.
  • Learn more about the Tribal Nations Initiative - NAPs platform where Tribal Leaders come together with philanthropy.
  • Visit Native Voices Rising’s website. NVR is an organization that supports organizing, advocacy, civic engagement, and more in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. 


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