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Reimagine the Possibilities: Opportunities and Innovations in the Moment (Session 3)

November 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The global pandemic has magnified challenges within nonprofit systems. Yet in moments of great crisis, great opportunity can also arise. Nonprofit practitioners have the chance now to adjust or rebuild their organizations, partnerships, and community strategies in new and creative ways.

How can we build truly accessible workplaces? How can we ensure equity is embedded in our relationships and services? How do we authentically share power and resources with each other and with the people we aim to serve? With the path forward changing on a daily basis, nonprofit leaders are left with many questions. This leadership lab offers a safe place for candid conversations for nonprofit executives, board members, and other key stakeholders to explore the unique dynamics created by the events of 2020.

Session 3  – Centering Equity in Rebuilding Efforts

The global pandemic, combined with the events following George Floyd’s death, has magnified issues of equity in the nonprofit sector. With so many factors in flux — and so much rebuilding to do — nonprofits have the opportunity now to embed equity as the starting point for their new journeys. This session will explore how nonprofits can understand and communicate the widespread impact of inequity on their mission and community, and present resources for centering equity in your rebuilding efforts.

Panelists: Robyn Afrik (Ottawa County), Candace Cowling (Family Futures), and Cheryl Magee (Hope Center)

Key Concepts:

  • Defining the concepts of equity vs. equality
  • Understanding how COVID-19 has highlighted cracks in the system
  • Exploring how inequity shows up on the job, and in our mission areas
  • Leveraging tools and resources to help organizations center equity within their recovery efforts

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Each session of this series will feature guest panelists and will be facilitated by the Johnson Center’s Tamela Spicer and Mandy Sharp Eizinger.




Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
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