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

On March 21, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits hosted the third 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?

Gut Checking: How to Re-wire the Unconscious Mind

Gut Checking: How to re-wire the unconscious mind

Imagine for a moment that you are driving in an unfamiliar city and you happen upon a mural that you simply must stop to see more closely. You pull over, park your car on the side of the road, get out of the car, and pull out your phone to snap a picture. In your periphery, you see a group of young men walking towards you. What do you do? Do you wave at the young men because they remind you of your children’s friends or sensing possible danger, do you try to get back in your car unnoticed and drive away?

Why Weakening the Johnson Amendment Would Be Devastating for Nonprofits

If you are involved with a North Carolina nonprofit, you’ve probably heard from the Center in recent weeks (probably more frequently that you would like!) encouraging you to take action to protect the Johnson Amendment. Based upon the high volume of calls, tweets, and letter signers from North Carolina (more than any other state!), it’s clear that many nonprofit staff and board members are legitimately concerned about the potential politicization of our sector.

Joan Garry Talks to a Martian

Joan Garry will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 NC Nonprofits Conference, Embracing Uncertainty, September 13-15 in Concord.  She’ll also present a concurrent session entitled “How to Create a Five-Star Elevator Pitch.”  You don’t want to miss her, so act now to register before rates go up September 7. The Center interviewed her in anticipation of her visit to North Carolina, and this is what she had to say.