Laura Pilati, GC'16, posts about becoming an anti-racist volunteer manager

October 12, 2022

SPCS Alumni Update

Laura Pilati, GC’16, Engagement Coordinator at Honoring Choices Virginia, authored an essay on Community Centric Fundraising about experiences that challenged her to be better and do more as a white anti-racist in the nonprofit sector.

The article, titled Why I Decided to Give Up Complicity in Order to be an Anti-Racist Volunteer Manager, describes Pilati’s response to recognizing the complicity of volunteer managers in racist conversations with volunteers. The essay describes the anti-racist role that volunteer managers can take in transforming nonprofit organizations.

Pilati earned a master of nonprofit studies through the School of Professional & Continuing Studies in 2016.