Social sector organizations have a responsibility to work towards the betterment of society. It is our moral mission and opportunity to positively impact members of our community and society at large, particularly those whose lives are most directly harmed by systemic oppression and structural racism. Nonprofit leaders* who understand that structural racism exists, acknowledge the harm and violence it perpetuates, and actively seek to advance race equity in their work can provide important support to one another in this journey.
To empower individuals and organizations in identifying how their practices can create and sustain race equity experiences and outcomes within the social sector, inspiring leaders Monisha Kapila and Bianca Anderson, will share the new ProInspire Leadership Model for Race Equity Impact framework. Their work addresses all the levels from which leaders can create impact: leadership of self, people, organizations, and systems. Their framework is based on experience, research, and perspectives from their team and many thought partners, and it is expected to evolve through sharing with others (that’s you!) and their feedback. Monisha and Bianca will discuss the following principles presented in their framework:
- *One can operate as a leader from any position within an organization.
- Leaders within the social sector must prioritize the advancement of race equity, with individuals developing their race equity analysis personally and professionally.
- Leaders should center race equity in their work through active learning and unlearning, intentional action, and processes for accountability.
- Authenticity and solidarity are essential qualities and ways of approaching our work if we are to dismantle oppression and create an equitable society.
- Individuals inside organizations and institutions have the ability to redefine, reimagine, and recreate power.
Nonprofit staff and volunteers, funders, donors, community members, self-identifying leaders of any level or experience, and anyone interested in the topic of exploring a healthy nonprofit sector is welcome to attend.
MANP is offering pay-what-you-can options:
- Suggested price: $49
- Option 1 Pay-what-you can: $39
- Option 2 Pay-what-you can: $29
- Option 3 Pay-what-you-can: $19
- Cost should not be a barrier to attend. For a scholarship, email Learn@NonprofitMaine.org.