Minority Inclusion Project’s Social Impact Advancement Network (SIAN) is a fellowship program that aims to strengthen nonprofit organizations across Connecticut by recruiting and training a cohort of talented leaders of color, provide a 10-month full-time, paid placement at nonprofits across the state, and provides ongoing professional development training. The curriculum involves five key areas: nonprofit management, adaptive and collective leadership, advocacy and policy, civic activism, and cultural dynamics. Embedded within the curriculum are discussions on systemic racism, power, privilege, and intersectionality.
The Social Impact Advancement Network Fellows will work in the offices of Connecticut nonprofit. Each Fellow, depending on their host organization, may focus on the following area(s): Operations (Finance, Human Resources, IT, Office Management, Legal//Risk); Fundraising and Fund Development (Grant writing, Donor Cultivation, Campaign Giving, Fundraising Events); Program (Direct Services, After school, Employment, Immigration clinics, etc.); Advocacy & Policy (Understanding of Advocacy issues, Policy Analysis, Communication, Strategy); Community Organizing (Community Outreach and Engagement, Communications, Mobilization, Events).
Additionally, Fellows will participate in MIP’s professional development activities. Fellows will help prepare, facilitate, and actively engage in: Weekly training sessions and other professional development trainings; brown bag lunches and other roundtable events; collective project, leadership development, professional development, and team building retreats; social sector career pathways coaching; professional mentorship and/or sponsorship. MIP will select 10 fellows for the inaugural cohort.