With the initiative and support of MPNL alumna Muthoni Kariuki and members of the Black Canadian Fundraisers’ Collective, an annual award has been established to promote Black leadership within the philanthropic and nonprofit sector to make professional education more equitable and inclusive.

Given annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs on the recommendation of the Director of the MPNL program, the award supports Black Canadians entering or continuing in the program. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate their intention to pursue a career in professional fundraising. Black Canadian students entering or continuing in Carleton’s MPNL program are eligible to apply for this award, doing so by January 15 of the year in which they wish to be considered.

However, this year, in 2021, applications can still be made after the January deadline. Please answer the following three questions and send them as an attachment to mpnl@carleton.ca. Your answers will help us to understand what the award would do for you, and what you, in turn, hope to do for the sector. Please limit each of your answers to no more than 250 words (750 words overall):

  1. Please explain how your lived experience has informed your decision to undertake advanced study in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership.
  2. What changes in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector do you wish to see, and what will be required to achieve them?
  3. Please describe how the MPNL program would help to prepare you, as a Black professional, to pursue and realize those changes.

Monday, February 1, 2021 in ,
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