Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

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.

Toolkit: Ensuring Virtual Events are Accessible for All

The circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated that many organizations move their events and conferences from in-person to virtual. The benefits of online events make them a trend that is likely to continue well beyond the pandemic. For people with disabilities who use assistive technology such as screen readers for the visually impaired or video captioning for the hearing impaired, fully partiicpating in online events can present a challenge.

Building Assets

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

How do we develop operational practices in the area of program design, management, and evaluation that incorporates equity and cultural sensitivity to those we seek to serve? In building our organizations, are we looking through an asset-based lens to design programs? How we view the community we serve and those who will receive our services influences our program design and subsequent management and evaluation of those services. 

Leveraging LinkedIn as HR Professionals

As a nonprofit organization, it's important to connect with people. Investing 30 minutes on two or three days a week, your nonprofit can substantially raise your organization's visibility, build your brand, and use LinkedIn's capabilities to leverage existing connections to reach a wider audience of not only the people you know, but also the people they know. Presented by Michelle Weathersby, CEO & Executive Leadership/Career Coach & Consultant of LENS Consulting Firm, this webinar will explore:

Social Justice as a Strategic Priority – The Commitment and Challenges

Lee Warren, Executive Director, Organic Growers School

Organic Growers School (OGS) came into 2019 with some big questions. Our goal was to engage in a strategic planning process, not with the intention to reinvent our mission, vision, or values, but to figure out the next steps in the evolution of the organization. We had many inquiries but not many answers.