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Embracing Cultural Competency A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders

ISBN-10: 0940069687
ISBN-13: 9780940069688
Edition: 2009
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Description: There is no such thing as a how-to manual on cultural competency. Its an ongoing journey organizations choose to take because they know the end-result is a more inclusive, connected, and effective organization. This forthcoming book by the Alliance  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

There is no such thing as a how-to manual on cultural competency. Its an ongoing journey organizations choose to take because they know the end-result is a more inclusive, connected, and effective organization. This forthcoming book by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management collects the voices of many nonprofit leaders and capacity builders to help nonprofit organizations begin to understand the complexity within ethnic communities.

About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Conversation as a Tool for Transformation
Why This Conversation is So Challenging
Use the Power of Language to Unleash Capacity
Clarify the Conversation with Definitions
What You Can Gain from This Book
Write Your Own Definition
The Process behind This Book
How This Book is Organized
About the Organizations Involved in This Book
Some Questions and Answers about Cultural Competency
Practitioner Perspectives from Five Major Ethnic Communities
My Journey Is a Slow, Steady Awakening
Coming to Terms with "Double Consciousness"
Managing a Lingering Fear
White Privilege in the United States-A Historical Framework
Taking Responsibility for Privilege and Moving Beyond It
Think Beyond "Diversity"
Look for Signs of Critical Cultural Competency in Organizations
Translate Theory into Powerful Practices
Case Study: Three Dimensions of Critical Cultural Competency
Acknowledgments
Each Generation is Different
Asian and Pacific Islanders in America: A Demographic Overview
The Historical Context-Waves of Immigration and Prejudice
Community-Based Organizations Emerged
Implications for Capacity Building
Ike's Principles
Meaning Making Is the Challenge of Cultural Competency
My Personal Journey
The Impact of White Supremacy
The Continuing Legacy of Slavery
Learning from Clients
Beyond the "Right Way"-Making Meaning
Building Cultural Competency
Beyond Individual Relationships-The Systemic Level
Expanding the Vision
I Can Hear the Heartbeat of the Drum under the Surface of the Words We Speak
The Historical Landscape of Native America
More about the Historical Framework
My Process
Implications for Capacity Building
Why I Am Telling You about Giveaway
Changing the Conditions that Made Me Feel Unwelcome
The Reality of Colorism, Racism, and Classism
Key Differences to Remember
Additional Factors in the Consulting Engagement
The Primacy of Process: Creating San Francisco's Youth Commission
Key Aspects of Cultural Competency
Cultural Competency as Discovering Context
See Differences as Always Present
Discovering Differences
Locate Your Own Cultures
Understanding My Own Cultures
Develop Intimacy with the "Other"
See the Dominant Culture as One of Many
Discover the Influence of Geography
Look for Conflicting Cultural Norms
Look for Intersecting Identities
See Race as the Major Fault Line in the U.S. Context
Look for Historical Roots of Institutions
Cultural Competency as a Community Process
Start with Nonharming
Look for Signs of a Sustainable Process
Base Cultural Competency on Intention and Values
Notice Who Is in the Room-and Who Is Not
Core Values for Capacity Building
Self-Assessment in Three Parts
See Everyone as a Learner
The Power of Sitting
Honor Transparency and Trust
Be Willing to Wear Many Hats
Paying Attention to Culture: In My Coaching Context
Name the Elephants in the Room
Create a Shared Vocabulary
Fully Engage People in Processes That Affect Them
Practice Authentic Collaboration
Consider Creating an Identity Match
Investing Time in Identity Matching: Three Lessons
See the Pitfalls of Being an "Insider"
Make a Long-Term Commitment to Build Relationships
Bring Capacity Building to Executive Transitions
Leave Knowledge on the Ground, Supporting Sustainability
Cultural Competency as Changing Institutions
Wake Up to Privilege
The Privilege Continuum
Recognize and Extend Privilege
Understand the Types of Power
Challenge Conventional Beliefs about Power
Exercise Power Deliberately
Notice and Name the Various Forms of Oppression
Dealing with Power Differentials
Examine Systems and Structures
How Language Intersects with Power
Looking for Structural Racism
Match Individual Change with Institutional Change
Building Capacity for Advocacy: Eight Key Principles
Continuing the Conversation about Cultural Competency
Keep Asking Questions
Review Some Answers
Speak Your Vision of Justice
Resources
Key Terms for Cultural Competency
Capacity Building
Cultural Competency
Culture
Diversity
Inclusiveness
Internalized Oppression
Racial Equity
Structural Racism
White Privilege
Summary of Research Findings
How Does Cultural Competency Differ from Mainstream Practice, and Why Is It Important?
How Can Cultural Competency Be Applied in Practice?
What Are Long-Term Implications for the Capacity-Building Field?
Literature Review
Context for This Literature Review
Key Points
Effectiveness as a Matter of Cultural Competency
Community Building-Race, Cultural, History, and Power
Finding the Ways Forward
Cultural Grounding for Effective Nonprofit Support
Nonprofit Leadership and Diversity
Informing Practice, Making Change
Cultural Competency in Money Matters
Capacity-Building Strategies
Lessons from Other Arenas
Conclusion
Voices from the Field: Stories from Peer Dialogues
Matters of Time, Commitment, and Resources
Strategies for Matching Cultural Identity
Grounding the Capacity-Building Relationship
Honoring Culture, Transforming Dynamics
Place, Politics, and Past in Cultural Identity
Insider-Outsider Dynamics
Religion, Family, and Other Distinctions
Cultural Competency in Grantmaker Practice
Strategies for Dealing with Internalized Oppression and Structural Racism
Self-Assessment in Three Parts
Resource G: Bibliography
Notes
Index

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