Capacity Building

What if pizza shops had to manage their money like a nonprofit?

Jeanne Tedrow is president and CEO of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.

Imagine a customer walking into a pizza shop to order a pizza, then only wanting to pay for the ingredients – flour, sauce, toppings, cheese. (See Pizza and a Laugh ‒ A Reminder about Your Nonprofit Financial Stress LevelNonprofit Quarterly, December 18, 2018.)

The What, Why & How to Diversity

It’s a scary topic that means different things to different people. It involves people looking at themselves and others, and acknowledging our differences. We tend to get hung up on surface-level diversity when the more important conversation is about how organizations can benefit the most from deep-level diversity, or diversity of thought. The way to tap into deep-level diversity is by accelerating the hiring and retention of a diverse workforce. In order to work collaboratively and create a sense of belonging, we will need to build a culture of inclusion.

2018 Walking the Talk Webinar Series

In 2018, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits launched a new initiative, Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in North Carolina Nonprofits, to address the nonprofit racial and generational leadership gaps while lifting up equity, diversity, and inclusion in all North Carolina nonprofits. The 2018 Walking the Talk Webinar Series includes the four webinars that helped to introduce and progress the initiative.

 

How to Give and Receive Feedback: A Proven Model That Works

Have you ever given or received feedback and it didn't turn out the way you expected? Giving and receiving feedback, especially when constructive, can be an intimidating experience. But without feedback, there can be no development. Leaders need feedback to create commitment, reinforce positive behavior, influence change, and reach goals. The good news is that feedback is a skill and can be learned. Giving and receiving feedback are skills we can practice and do better. Presented by Michelle Cole and Lisa Lopez of Development by Design, this webinar explores:

Heartbreak and Possibility: Is the Nonprofit Sector Ready for Reinvention?

The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits hosted a webinar in its “Walking the Talk” series where they posed the question: Are we confronting the nonprofit racial leadership gap? Frances Kunreuther, co-director of the Building Movement Project, presented findings from a national survey to determine why – despite an increased number of training programs for leaders of color and the number of groups working on issues of race equity – are there not more leaders of color in nonprofits?

Walking The Talk: Are We Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap?

The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits hosted the third webinar of our "Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in North Carolina Nonprofits" series. Building Movement Project (BMP) co-director Frances Kunreuther discussed Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, the first report in BMP’s Race to Lead series that explores why there are so few leaders of color in the nonprofit sector.

Walking the Talk: Impact > Intention: Implicit Bias

Are we practicing what we preach? Or is our implicit bias negatively affecting our decisions in spite of our good intentions? Ivan Canada and Michael Robinson of the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad presented the second webinar in the Center's "Walking the Talk" series, Impact > Intention: Understanding Implicit Bias. The discussion included: