About the Coalition
Coming Together in Solidarity
The BIPOC ED Coalition is a multicultural, cross-sector collaborative of 200+ Black, Indigenous, and People of Color nonprofit leaders working in solidarity to promote wellness and restore resources in our communities.
What We Offer for BIPOC EDs
As BIPOC nonprofit leaders, we unite statewide through healing and advocacy to generate abundance in our communities. Join in healing together, using our collective voice, and mobilizing for enduring change.
As a member of the BIPOC ED Coalition, you have access to resources and opportunities:
- Monthly coalition gatherings focused on wellness and advocacy.
- Monthly newsletters with coalition updates, upcoming events, resources, and more.
- Wellness programs exclusive to BIPOC executive directors in Washington state.
When we create spaces to center the voices and experiences of BIPOC executive directors statewide, we can be ourselves authentically and we’re stronger together.
Our relationships with one another are core to who we are and how we work — we lift up each other’s strengths and build on one another’s wisdom.
We are thoughtful about the interconnected nature of our lives and practice holding multiple truths and ideas with care, balance, and curiosity.
We recognize the importance of individual and collective wellness so, in turn, we practice caring for ourselves and others — ensuring people are seen and replenished.
We operate from the truth that power is inherently relational and we seek effective ways of interacting with each other to disrupt dominant power dynamics.
Meet the Co-founders
Andrea Caupain Sanderson
Byrd Barr Place CEO
RVC Co-Executive Director
Communities Rise Executive Director
Center for Healing and Liberation Director