News & Press
May 1, 2014
In a sunny office across the Potomac in Washington, D.C., two Latina power brokers are busy changing hearts and minds.
D&P Creative Strategies is not your stereotypical beltway consulting firm. The “D” stands for Ingrid Durán and behind the “P” is Catherine Pino. This year, they celebrate ten years of a personal and professional partnership that has taken them on what they both call an incredible journey, and it all started in 1992 at an event in Washington, DC.
Apr 4, 2014
For the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a commitment to advocating on behalf of the LGBT community is a commitment to bringing together two communities that are learning to embrace each other. USHCC’s efforts on behalf of LGBT business owners transcend emotional and social issues and are, quite simply, good for American business.
Apr 4, 2014
We had no money, no contracts and no staff. People thought we were crazy! On top of that, we decided to be out in every aspect of our world including our business. When we told people, many were skeptical. Many thought we would never make it and that corporations wouldn’t want to work with us. We decided that if they didn’t want to do business with us because we are gay, then we certainly didn’t want to do business with them! We wanted to live our lives authentically and to serve as an example to the young Latino/a LGBT kids who were struggling with their identity.
Feb 3, 2014
University of San Diego Alumni Association
After staying on board for a year at the County of San Diego's Auditor & Controller Department, I went to Denver and earned a MA in International Studies at the University of Denver's Korbel School of International Affairs.
Jan 1, 2014
Latina Style Magazine
Twenty years ago that young passionate, tenacious Latina had a vision to empower Latinas by bringing them to the forefront. She was frustrated by the invisibility of Latinas and she understood then what many are just beginning to understand today: the strong impact of Latinas on the economy; a driving force where economic decisions are made; and the fastest growing segment of business owners. She understood the importance of showcasing the stories of Latina success, achievement, entrepreneurship and leadership.
Jan 1, 2014
People used to tell Catherine Pino and Ingrid Duran no one would work with an openly gay couple. Ten years and multiple Fortune 500 clients later, they’re not showing any signs of stopping
May 13, 2013
D&P Creative Strategies
Roberto Adrian Fierro Elected To
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Alumni Association Board of Directors
Washington, DC – D&P Creative Strategies has announced the election of Robert Adrian Fierro to serve on the CHCI Alumni Association Executive Board. Roberto will serve Programs Coordinator of the CHCI Alumni Association Executive Board.
Mar 26, 2013
When it comes to gay marriage and Latino public opinion, the last few years have seen dramatic changes, according to Ingrid Duran. She and her partner, Catherine Pino, are one of the nation’s most visible – and powerful – gay Latina couples.
Mar 8, 2013
What's in a name? The conventional wisdom on the origin of the word "lobbyist" goes back to the 1870s when President Grant would retreat to the Willard Hotel from the White House and those wanting to talk with him would wait in the lobby.
Feb 1, 2013
Eventos VIP Pass Magazine
Oct 24, 2012
Growing up as a first-generation Colombiana in the United States during the 1980s, the references in popular culture that depicted what it meant to be Latino in this country were limited. It was mostly a two-dimensional Que Pasa U.S.A representation for many of us who were trying to really understand the quirks and nuances of our ever-evolving cultural mash-up. But we’ve certainly come a long way, as HBO’s Latino List: Volume Two clearly demonstrates.
Jun 15, 2012
INGRID DURAN, Vice Chair
Partner, D & P Creative Strategies, FALLS CHURCH, VA
Mar 6, 2012
NHLI: Latinas celebrate 25 years of leadership roles
Jan 27, 2011
ARCUS FOUNDATION APPOINTS CATHERINE PINO
AND STEPHEN BENNETT TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
KALAMAZOO, MI (JANUARY 26, 2011) - The Arcus Foundation, a leading global foundation advancing pressing social justice and conservation issues, announced today that Catherine Pino and Stephen Bennett have been appointed to the organization's board of directors, beginning with the March 25, 2011 board meeting. Pino and Bennett will join current board members Cathy J. Cohen, Darren Walker and Board President and Arcus Foundation Founder Jon Stryker.
Nov 29, 2010
Washington, DC—NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today announced the appointment of Catherine Pino to the NCLR Board of Directors. Ms. Pino is Co-Founder and Principal of D&P Creative Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm based in Falls Church, Virginia that is focused on advancing initiatives to elevate the social, economic, and political status of Latinos, women, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.
Nov 8, 2010
“Consulting with a Social Conscience” is the motto of D&P Creative Strategies, the D.C. area-based philanthropic and legislative consulting firm co-founded by Catherine Pino (left) and Ingrid Duran (right, pictured with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor) in 2004.
On June 7, 2008, Ingrid Duran and Catherine Pino, like many women across America, were glued to a television set as then-U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave a historic speech supporting her opponent, Barack Obama, in a thrilling and unforgettable primary election. And like most women, they weren’t focused on a "failed candidacy." Rather, the two watched a woman who had profoundly altered and enhanced the role of women in American political life.
Getting a share of the corporate dollar is a concern of all Latino organizations, including nonprofits. The question is often framed in turns of corporate responsibility: Are Latinos getting an equitable amount? But in today’s tough ecomomic climate, philanthropy involves more than just writing a check. If the rules of the game have changed, then what should Latinos know to receive a fair share of this corporate largesse?
The National Hispana Leadership Institute’s (NHLI) Mid-Career Fellowship was the catalyst for launching my business, D&P Creative Strategies, two and a half years ago. NHLI gave me the self-confidence to follow my dream of creating a business that would allow my partner, Catherine, and I to give back to the communities that matter so much to us.
Mention philanthropy, and an image of a primly dressed Manhattan socialite tapping the Rockefellers or the Motts for the latest cause du jour might spring to mind. Philanthropy, though, is changing, and so are its players.