Black Nonprofit Leaders Group - The Art & Power of Feedback

Offering feedback that is transformative

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (EST)
via Zoom
Category: Peer Networks

When you think about feedback in your organization, what comes to mind for you? 

For many, feedback is tied exclusively to performance management and is not a tool that makes them stronger and better employees.

For others, providing feedback to colleagues is a necessary process that is far from enjoyable. 

What if, instead of being a task we dread and one that comes with disappointment, feedback could be transformative and generative?

What if we embraced seeking and giving feedback as a tool to deepen employee engagement and strengthen our work relationships? What if we embraced feedback as a tool to get us closer to mastery? 

During this virtual session, participants will have an opportunity to learn how to take their communication and feedback skills to the next level.

As facilitator for the Black Nonprofit Leaders Group (BNLG), Jessica Sharp will engage attendees in a conversation about feedback - we will discuss why feedback is a poorly used tool and why it is imperative that we shift how we provide information to others.

She will share several practical tools and best practices to help attendees better give and receive feedback. 

To become more fulfilled employees who feel a deep sense of community, we must do a better job of sharing and seeking out feedback.

Join the BNLG Leadership Team and your peers on January 25 from 8:30 - 9:30 AM to begin the process of being exceptional at giving and receiving feedback!

Hosted by Jessica Sharp

Jessica Sharp, who uses she/her pronouns, is on a mission to change the world through love, belonging, and community. As an organizational psychologist, she supports non-profit leadership and staff to cultivate and sustain a strong culture rooted in belonging. Jessica is the Founder & CEO of Sharp Brain Consulting, a neuroscience-based organizational development firm that exists to transform the public service sector. 

Working to create what the late great John Lewis called good, necessary trouble, Jessica is committed to creating spaces for voices of those who have been historically and systematically marginalized. She does this through her involvement in several organizations including Fostering Great Ideas and the Greenville Theatre.

Jessica has a Masters of Public Affairs and is a Doctoral Candidate at William James College where she is obtaining a degree in Leadership Psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience. Jessica can be found on Instagram at

Attendees (29)

LaTonya Boyd

Executive Director

Chester County First Steps

Ida Breazeale

Founder and President

Columbus and Edith Rogers Mansell Foundation

Trimease Carter

Program Officer


Marcheita Cockfield

Reception and Information Assistant

Senior Resources

Crystal Denise Davis

Parenting Program Director

Charleston County First Steps

Dawn Deck

Executive Director

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Nicole Echols

Director of External Affairs

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Joyce Ford

Executive Director

The Naomi Project

Sharonica Gavin

Director of Development and Fundraising

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry

A'Netra Hardy

Regional Outreach Paralegal

SC Legal Services

DeAndria Hardy

Executive Director

BattleBetty Foundation

Erin Johnson

Vice President for Community Investment

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Maurice Lawyer

Chief of Operations

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Britney Mazyck

Operations Manager

Community Initiatives Inc.

Charlene McKnight

Executive Director

Four Giving Hearts

Ameka Neely

Director of HR & Payroll

Children's Trust of SC

Duchett Polite Hylton

Executive Director

Jasper County First Steps

Keona Prude

Director of Operations & Communications

Pride Link

Brooke Robertson

Director of Marketing & Communications

Neue South Collective

Jessica Sharp

Nonprofit Consultant with Sharp Brain Consulting

Junior League of Greenville, SC

Jermaine Singletary

CEO, Binding Ties, inc.


Sherrie Snipes-Williams


Charleston Promise Neighborhood

LaQuinta West

Executive Director

Dorchester Seniors, Inc.

Travis Wharton


United Way of Greenville County

Holly Whitfield

Alliance For Full Acceptance

Angelina Williams

AmeriCorps Program Director

Trident United Way

Tyron Wilson

Rural Mobility Manager

Neighbor to Neighbor of South Carolina

Kimberly Witherspoon

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

1 Other Registered Attendees

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Jessica Sharp

Jessica Sharp


Nonprofit Consultant with Sharp Brain Consulting , Sharp Brain Consulting