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.
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.
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
Just as we use a compass or GPS to show us where we are and where we want to go, the public values of liberty, equality, community, and prosperity can illuminate our positions and guide our decision making as we envision and navigate toward our community’s future.
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
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
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.
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
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.
“Our policies and practices in the nonprofit sector must change to promote and reflect the leadership diversity of our communities, and to ensure these leaders are supported and not pushed out from systemic inequities.” –Jeanne Tedrow, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits