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We have a responsibility to ensure that we recognize and respect the power of the people we exist for.
Vic Hancock Fell co-founded a small international development charity when she was fresh out of university, age 21. She didn’t feel it or know it at the time, but looking back 14 years later, she describes this as what she calls “peak White Saviour.”
Most recently, through the context of her work at UK based Raising Futures Kenya, as a White/Western led INGO, she has been more active in advocating for responsibility to acknowledge and minimize White power in this space both as individuals and as organizations.
In this episode, we take a look at the concept of “shift the power” and why it is so important for us as socially purposed organizations, especially those working in global solidarity.
Connect with Vic:
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vichancockfell/
- Twitter : https://twitter.com/VicHancockFell
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sidcn
- Podcasts: Disrupt Development and Rethinking Development
About Julia Campbell, the host of the Nonprofit Nation podcast:
Named as a top thought leader by Forbes and BizTech Magazine, Julia Campbell (she/hers) is an author, coach, and speaker on a mission to make the digital world a better place.
She wrote her book, Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits, as a roadmap for social change agents who want to build movements using engaging digital storytelling techniques. Her second book, How to Build and Mobilize a Social Media Community for Your Nonprofit, was published in 2020 as a call-to-arms for mission-driven organizations to use the power of social media to build movements.
Julia’s online courses, webinars, and keynote talks have helped hundreds of nonprofits make the shift to digital thinking and how to do effective marketing in the digital age.
Take Julia’s free nonprofit masterclass, 3 Must-Have Elements of Social Media That Converts
Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliacampbell/