People of Color Nonprofit Leaders Symposium: Philanthropy as Social Capital

Learn how Philanthropy can function as Social Capital.

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Friday, January 24, 2020
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)
Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
United States

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*If you experience any issues when trying to register, please email Shayne@TogetherSC.org*

Philanthropy can be a powerful force for social change.  Per ABFE, "Black social change leaders and Black-led institutions have played vital roles in almost every major movement in this country, from the abolition of slavery through today." Foundations, funders, and other grant makers generously give tens of billions of dollars each year to nonprofits doing good work.  Unfortunately, less than 8% of those funds are granted to organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPoC). How do we reverse this trend? Philanthropy as Social Capital for BIPoC.

(NOTE: We define a BIPoC led and serving organization as one whose CEO or ED is BIPoC, staff is 50% or greater BIPoC; board of directors is 50% or greater BIPoC; and whose mission statement and charitable programs aim to predominantly serve BIPoC communities or populations.)

Mechanisms by which Philanthropy can function as Social Capital will become clear as we explore how the sector could play a pivotal role in improving social outcomes for BIPoC populations.  Through tailored giving, streamlined processes, and progressive philanthropic ideals, grantmaking institutions can  position themselves as advocates and supporters of BIPoC folks and their organizations.  

Nonprofit leaders of color have historically been shut out from major funding geared towards social change, despite being wholly qualified to mobilize resources in order to solve issues faced by BIPoC communities. They have also experienced restricted access to professional grantmaking relationships.  Discussion around building bridges with funders will equip BIPoC attendees to create, seize, and maximize opportunities.

Philanthropic Leaders will:

  1. Listen to BIPoC nonprofit leaders' experiences with funders
  2. Examine strategies to embed equity into their giving processes and decisions
  3. Gain knowledge around increasing public and private investments in BIPoC led and serving organizations
  4. Receive actionable next steps they can take in order to improve outcomes for BIPoC led and serving organizations by serving as an infrastructure of Financial Capital

Nonprofit Leaders of Color will:

  1. Be able to define, identify, and mobilize their network of Social Capital in order to drive change within their organizations and their communities at-large
  2. Learn tactics to build relationships with funders, foundations, and grantmakers  to advance the strategic priorities and profitability of their organizations
  3. Receive training and insight into nonprofit grantmaking, including basic terminology and tips to improve grant applications
  4. Engage with fellow BIPoC nonprofit leaders and philanthropic leaders to gain a deeper understanding of how to tap into philanthropic Social Capital

*Lunch will be provided*

AGENDA (soon to come)

Adrienne Troy-Frazier
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Adrienne Troy-Frazier Executive Director Berkeley County First Steps
A'Netra Hardy
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A'Netra Hardy Regional Outreach Paralegal SC Legal Services
Ashley Thomas
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Ashley Thomas Executive Director The Hive Community Circle
Audrey Lane
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Audrey Lane Executive Director The Royal Foundation
ayanna white
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ayanna white Executive Director Power In Changing - Diaper Bank of the Midlands
Benjamin Bullock
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Benjamin Bullock Director of Operations Together SC
Beth Ruffin
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Beth Ruffin The Everyday Inclusionist
DeLana Dameron
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DeLana Dameron Founder / Chief Strategist Red Olive Creative Consulting
Duchett Polite Hylton
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Duchett Polite Hylton Executive Director Jasper County First Steps
Evelyn Haye-Primus
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Evelyn Haye-Primus Board The SAFE Organizaton
Greta Young
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Greta Young Executive Director The Parenting Place
Jamesha Shackerford
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Jamesha Shackerford Program Associate Central Carolina Community Foundation
Jasmin Tucker
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Jasmin Tucker Regional Coordinator SC Thrive
Jeanell Marvin
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Jeanell Marvin Executive Director Charleston Friends of the Library
Jeanette Brown
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Jeanette Brown Funding Coordinator The SAFE Organizaton
Joy Ashford
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Joy Ashford Executive Director Dance South Community Development Group
Joyce Ford
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Joyce Ford Executive Director The Naomi Project
Kabrina Bass
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Kabrina Bass Executive Director Midlands Mediation Center
Kayle Wright
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Kayle Wright Operations Manager Women's Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN)
Letitia Dowling
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Letitia Dowling Director Denmark Cares
Madeleine McGee
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Madeleine McGee President/CEO Together SC
Maurice Green
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Maurice Green Executive Director Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Maurice Lawyer
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Maurice Lawyer Chief of Operations The Legacy Foundation of SC
Phil Redmond
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Phil Redmond Director of Child Care The Duke Endowment
Quietta Jordan
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Quietta Jordan South State Bank
Quinn Hayes
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Quinn Hayes Midlands Branch Development Specialist Harvest Hope Food Bank
Rashanda Autry
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Rashanda Autry Executive Director Fannie's House
Rhonda Edwards
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Rhonda Edwards Director of Educational Curriculum and Initiatives The Legacy Foundation of SC
Robert Reese
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Robert Reese Lower Richland NAACP
Shanika Aiken
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Shanika Aiken Founder The SAFE Organizaton
Shayne Kinloch
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Shayne Kinloch Program & Operations Manager Together SC
Sherrie Belton
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Sherrie Belton Community Engagement Specialist Columbia Museum of Art
Sherrie Snipes-Williams
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Sherrie Snipes-Williams CEO Charleston Promise Neighborhood
Tamara Greene
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Tamara Greene Vice President of Community Impact Black River United Way
Tanika Epps
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Tanika Epps CEO Communities In Schools of the Midlands
Travis Wharton
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Travis Wharton Consultant The Wharton Company LLC
Veronica Hemmingway
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Veronica Hemmingway Program Officer Coastal Community Foundation of SC
Victor Durrah
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Victor Durrah Executive Director Brothers Restoring Urban Hope, Inc.
Yolanda McCray
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Yolanda McCray President & CEO Black River United Way
111 Other Registered Attendees

 KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Tracey Greene-Washington
President
Indigo Innovation Group
Watch Tracey`s TEDx Talk Here

 

 PANELISTS

Nate Barber
Senior Vice President,
South State Bank
Together SC Board Member

Zakiya Esper
Founder/Executive Director,
  Sowing Seeds into the Midlands

Darrin Goss
President/CEO,
Coastal Community Foundation

Darryl Lester
Director,
Service Year NC



Jamal Stroud
Founder,
Stroud Development 
Group

Norma Jean Suarez
Executive Director,
Unity Health on Main

 

Charles Thomas
Charlotte Director,
Knight Foundation

 

Lester Young
Founder/Executive Director,    Path 2 Redemption


Joel Dancy

Vice President Community Development-Mid-Atlantic Region

Fifth Third Bank

     

BREAKOUT SESSION FACILITATORS


Vivian Anderson
Founder/Executive Director
Every Black Girl



Erin Johnson
Vice President, Community
Investment
Central Carolina
Community Foundation

A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PROGRAM CONTRIBUTORS


Victor Durrah, Jr.
Executive Director,
Brothers Restoring Urban Hope, Inc.


Mamie Nicholson
Program Officer,
Self Family Foundation

 


Naomi Simmons-Thorne
Executive Director,
Center for Social Equity



Zakiya Esper
Founder/Executive Director,
 
Sowing Seeds
into the Midlands



 

EVENT HOST & OPENING REMARKS  EVENT MODERATOR

Ericka Wooten
Director of Diversity, 
Equity and Inclusion 
Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Chynna Phillips
Research and Policy Director
Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

EVENT FACILITATOR

Shayne Kinloch
Program & Operations Manager
Together SC

 

 

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