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Furthering Social Good Through Pluralism and Collaboration

April 26 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm EDT

Furthering Social Good through Pluralism and Collaboration

A Virtual Lunch & Learn

What is collaboration and how can it be valuable in promoting social good? Learn more in this free program!

Project leaders will share learnings from the Community Collaboration Initiative (CCI), a community-based participatory action research project by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Focused on Muslim-led nonprofits, the project has lessons that are informative for the sector as a whole.

Join us on April 26 to learn how marginalized communities can work together to further visions and missions with allies. It will also incorporate significant learnings from two related collaborative efforts: the $1M Muslim Collaboration Prizes and an outreach effort called Muslims in America: A Year of Learning for the Philanthropic Community. Watch this short video to learn more about the three-year project.

This session will cover topics including:

  • The importance of centering the “why” in collaboration.
  • How to move beyond cooperation into meaningful collaborative relationships.
  • How thoughtful collaboration from the nonprofit ecosystem of funders and practitioners can further the journey toward diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Guest Speakers:

  • Roohi Younus, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Dilnaz Waraich, Waraich Family Fund

Facilitator: Shariq Siddiqui, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Price: Free
Format: Virtual

Who should attend?
This session is ideal for anyone interested in how marginalized communities can work together to further visions and missions with allies. All are welcome!

Please Note: This workshop will NOT be recorded or made available to registrants after the live session.

Questions about this event or about your registration?
Call 616-331-7585 or email jcp@gvsu.edu.

Photo of Roohi Younus
Roohi Younus recently concluded her role as program manager and facilitator for the Community Collaboration Initiative, a three-year, action-based research project with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, having overseen all aspects of the project including the establishment of a $1M pooled fund called the Muslim Collaboration Prizes. She is a co-founder and principal at R&R Strategists and has been consulting with nonprofit organizations for over 14 years. Roohi has worked with the leadership at prominent organizations around the country to help envision and execute strategies related to change management, collaboration, project management, development, branding, marketing, volunteer management, compliance, logistics, and more. Roohi also co-founded MUSE Bookings, a speaker and artists bureau serving as a necessary bridge for American Muslims, and served as the inaugural executive director of the Mohammed Webb Foundation in 2014.

Photo of Dilnaz Waraich
Dilnaz Waraich is a philanthropic advocate, community organizer, educator, and interfaith activist with more than three decades of experience in relationship-building, cultural sensitivity facilitation, spiritual engagement activities, and civic empowerment. As a vocal advocate, she is known for bringing awareness and recognition to multiple causes. She was instrumental in establishing the Community Collaboration Initiative, Year of Learning, and Muslim Collaborative Prizes — all of which were part of a three-year, action-based research project hosted by Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy. Through Dilnaz’s work with cross-functional teams and external partners, she has a proven track record of personal, impactful, community engagement. She is a co-chair of multiple giving campaigns, invested in board member recruitment and mentorship, and a National Center for Family Philanthropy 2022/2024 Fellow.

Photo of Shariq Siddiqui
Shariq Siddiqui, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of philanthropic studies and director of the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Dr. Siddiqui authors research on Muslim philanthropy and the Muslim nonprofit sector. Most recently, he conducted a national survey of full-time Islamic schools in the United States. He also serves as the co-editor of the Journal of Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society as well as the Journal on Education in Muslim Societies and is the series editor of the Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society book series. Dr. Siddiqui has served as a nonprofit practitioner for over 20 years for international, national, regional, and local nonprofit organizations.


April 26
12:00 pm–1:00 pm EDT
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