Diaz Dixon Talks About Belonging, Friendraising, and Uncomfortable Conversations

We’re thrilled to introduce you to Diaz Dixon, HASS’s new Maddie’s® Advisor of External Affairs and Partnerships. Diaz joins HASS in this role after serving on the project’s executive committee.

Diaz is a human service provider turned community patron passionate about targeted messaging and relationship building to enhance business development and self-growth. You may have seen his well-received TEDx Talk about the challenges of preconceived notions and how they shape and impact our realities.

In this conversation, Diaz spoke with HASS writer Arin Greenwood about building partnerships across human agencies and animal services, why belonging is so important to people and pets—and the necessity of uncomfortable conversations.

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