Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Stop the Hate

Stop The Hate

Our hearts are with the families and friends of the victims of violence in Atlanta and Boulder. The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits condemns this hate and racism, and acknowledges these appalling events are not merely singular acts. Deep racial injustices continue unabated and not just within Asian American communities. The Center is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we call on our nonprofit community – here in North Carolina and across the country – to use our collective humanity, voice, and strength to dismantle systemic racism and oppression.

Let Us Be the Light

Jeanne C. Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

2021 truly began with a jolt. The attempted coup by insurrectionists on our nation's capital stunned many of us. Those elected to serve were in the crossfire and some were meant to be the target of this violence. In the aftermath of the 2020 fair and free election naming President Elect Joseph Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris to be duly sworn in on January 20, our country is divided and the peaceful transition of power has been compromised.

A Resilience DIET: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Transformation for Rebuilding After Emergencies

In this keynote, participants will experience an engaging session on what an equitable recovery means. Dr. S. Atyia Martin will provide knowledge and tools to support participants’ role in the ongoing practice of equitably improving the ability of people, communities, and organizations to face the complexities involved. Resilience is framed from the point of (1) embedding equity and (2) not just bouncing back, but bouncing forward.

Recording length: 45 minutes

How to Change Your DEI Culture in One Month

While many organizations use the buzzwords diversity,’ ‘equity,’ and ‘inclusion’ as a value, employees can’t articulate actions by their leadership around this pivotal issue. If you want to ignite excitement and purpose around DEI at your workplace, this session will provide actionable steps you can take to spearhead change at any size organization, and share resources including a workplace checklist, tips on how to form a DEI working group, and statistics that help support your case for DEI. 

Recording length: 1 hour, 9 minutes

Businesses and Nonprofits: Insights and Perspectives

This session offers an opportunity for conference participants to hear insights from business leaders about trends and issues in supporting North Carolina’s nonprofit sector. Topics may include: opportunities and issues in supporting nonprofits during the pandemic; equity and inclusion; business and nonprofit opportunities and partnerships; sponsorship changes in these virtual times; the future of business support for nonprofits.

Recording length: 1 hour, 14 minutes

Adding Equity to Nonprofits

Most children born into poverty in NC won’t reach the state’s median income as adults, according to MDC. In studies by Harvard University and University of California-Berkley, Durham and Wake counties rank in the lowest 6% of counties in the country in upward mobility. A child of color or low income has a better chance of getting ahead in Queens or Oakland than in Raleigh or Durham. Why? Many organizations are working on obvious intentional racism and classism causes, such as redlining, slavery, and voter suppression.

Steady and Forward Leadership in Times of Change

As President and CEO of the Raleigh Chamber, Adrienne Cole represents one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S. by leading an 1,800 member regional business organization focused on economic development, regional mobility, government affairs, business support and community engagement. Adrienne will share an introduction to the Raleigh Chamber, her leadership philosophy, lessons learned from Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity initiatives, the impact of the global pandemic, trying new things and moving forward during times of change.

Recording length: 44 minutes

Nonprofit Financial Resilience: Understanding “Full Costs” and Dialogue on Post-COVID Recovery

This program is designed to strengthen the financial resilience of nonprofit organizations in North Carolina. Intended for both funders and nonprofit leaders, the program will begin with an introduction to the concept of “full cost” funding and budgeting as strategies to support nonprofit financial health. Full cost goes beyond programmatic budgeting to include things like having working capital to pay bills on time and having reserves to manage risks or opportunities.