Equipping nonprofits to advance social change

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Integrating Social Change Principles into Service Provision

During the “Integrating Social Change Principles into Service Provision” workshop at the 2018 Hunger Free Communities Summit, the Building Movement Project will offer a framework for exploring (or understanding) the range of ways that social service organizations integrate their social change principles into their everyday work. Appetite for Change will offer a “living case study” of how these principles may be applied in a real and local context. The workshop will guide participants through an assessment of their organization’s activities based on a scale of constituent engagement. Through group and partner discussion, as well as individual reflection, workshop participants will consider aspirational organizational activities and map out possible next steps. Attendees will also learn from both Building Movement Project and Appetite for Change about various types of power and how power dynamics play into service delivery work and efforts to integrate social change principals into that work. Attendees will leave with tangible resources for integrating meaningful constituent engagement, wherever they may be in the process of advancing progressive social change.

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1:45pm-3:15pm

Venue:

Graduate Minneapolis Hotel

Location:

615 Washington Ave, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Overburdened and Under-Resourced—Advancing Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

Building Movement Project will present new research on the challenges women of color face in the nonprofit workplace. A panel will then discuss what the sector can do to challenge biases against women of color and provide support for their advancement. Dialogue will focus on strategies nonprofits and foundations an empoy to build the capacity of organizations to advance their leaderhsip.

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1:00pm-2:30pm

Venue:

Lord Baltimore Hotel

Location:

Baltimore, MD

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Race to Lead: Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap, Implications for Capacity Builders

In June 2017, the Building Movement Project released the first report in the Race to Lead series looking at why there are so few leaders of color in the nonprofit sector. The results of a survey of over 4,000 people working in nonprofits clearly indicate that bias and structural barriers – rather than qualifications or aspirations – prevent people of color from advancement. This session will start with a quick review of the existing reports and new data, followed by an interactive discussion with session participants on 1) their reactions and experiences, 2) how the findings can influence practice, and 3) what other information is needed for effective racial justice capacity building.

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Time:

11:00am-12:30pm

Venue:

Hilton Hartford

Location:

Hartford, CT

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Embracing Inclusive Leadership: Uncommon Conversations About Diversity

At the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management’s fall conference, join 200 Chicago-area nonprofit leaders to learn about inclusive leadership and why it matters. Hear from keynote speakers Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, co-authors of Race to Lead and Rusty Stahl, president of Fund the People, on vital topics regarding what diversity and inclusion mean for leadership, fundraising, and the future of nonprofit work.

Come to this one-day, participatory conference to join in conversations about effective strategies for embracing differences, addressing structural barriers to equity, cultivating allies, and building on diversity and inclusion to enhance organizational effectiveness.

Keynote Speakers:

 

Frances Kunreuther, Co-Director Building Movement Project

Rusty Stahl, Founder, President & CEO Fund the People

Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, Co-Director Building Movement Project

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Time:

9:00am-3:00pm CDT

Venue:

North Park University

Location:

Chicago, IL

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Race to Lead & Service and Social Change 

These thought-provoking, energy-charged sessions will offer concrete actions leaders can take to bridge the divide and embrace the systems, culture and behavior changes that align with the values of diversity, inclusion and equity.

Sessions will be held at Marquette University. Please note, AM and PM sessions will be held at different locations on the Marquette University Campus. 

Morning Session (Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap): Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233 (Enter on Wells)

Afternoon Session (Service and Social Change):  Marquette University Eisenberg Hall located in Sensenbrenner Hall, 1103 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233 (Enter on Wisconsin)

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Time:

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Venue:

Marquette University

Location:

Milwaukee, WI

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Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

Leaders from Detroit and Los Angeles will discuss ways to address the nonprofit racial leadership gap. In 2017, the Building Movement Project released a report, Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, that challenged prevailing narratives for why there are so few leaders of color in the nonprofit sector. Rather than the conventional deficit model — that People of Color were unable or unwilling to take on top leadership — the results from over 4,000 nonprofit respondents showed People of Color and whites had similar qualifications and that People of Color were more likely to aspire to lead nonprofit organizations. Respondents also reported that structural barriers, from white boards to biased executive recruiters to funders, prevent People of Color from advancing to executive leadership jobs. During this session, we will present survey results including national data, data on the LGBTQ and California subsamples, and a new analysis of the data by race and gender. Two presenters from the Detroit area and Los Angeles, will briefly share their observations of the nonprofit racial leadership landscape and actions they are taking to change the narrative and to address the real barriers: racialized biases in the sector. In structured and highly interactive small groups, audience members will be learn from the presenters and their peers about practical ways of changing the narrative and taking concrete steps to address the nonprofit racial leadership gap. These will be captured and presented back to the full group.

Speakers: Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, Yodit Mesfin Johnson, Aurea Montes-Rodriguez

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Time:

1:45 pm to 3:15 pm

Venue:

Cobo Center

Location:

Detroit, MI

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