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People of Color Nonprofit Leaders Symposium: Philanthropy as Social Capital

Learn how Philanthropy can function as Social Capital.

Friday, January 24, 2020
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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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)

Attendees (150)

Ashley Thomas

Executive Director

The Hive Community Circle

Rashanda Autry

Executive Director

Fannie's House

Maurice Lawyer

Chief of Operations

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Robert Reese

Lower Richland NAACP

Andrea Loney

Executive Director

SC Legal Services

Rosland Powell

Impact Services Manager

United Way Association of SC

Kayle Wright

Operations Manager

Women's Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN)

Rhonda Edwards

Director of Educational Curriculum and Initiatives

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Joy Ashford

Executive Director

Dance South Community Development Group

Travis Wharton

Consultant

The Wharton Company LLC

Maurice Green

Executive Director

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Shayne Kinloch

Program & Operations Manager

Together SC

Letitia Dowling

Director

Denmark Cares

Shanika Aiken

Founder

The SAFE Organizaton

Evelyn Haye-Primus

Board

The SAFE Organizaton

Madeleine McGee

President/CEO

Together SC

Jeanette Brown

Funding Coordinator

The SAFE Organizaton

Jeanell Marvin

Executive Director

Charleston Friends of the Library

Yolanda McCray

President & CEO

Black River United Way

Tamara Greene

Vice President of Community Impact

Black River United Way

ayanna white

Executive Director

Power In Changing - Diaper Bank of the Midlands

Audrey Lane

Executive Director

The Royal Foundation

A'Netra Hardy

Regional Outreach Paralegal

SC Legal Services

Veronica Hemmingway

Southern Lowcountry Director

Coastal Community Foundation of SC

Beth Ruffin

Owner/Principal

The Everyday Inclusionist

Jamesha Shackerford

Program Officer

Central Carolina Community Foundation

DeLana Dameron

Founder / Chief Strategist

Red Olive Creative Consulting

Phil Redmond

Director of Child Care

The Duke Endowment

Tanika Epps

CEO

Communities In Schools of the Midlands

Adrienne Troy-Frazier

Executive Director

Berkeley County First Steps

Sherrie Belton

Community Engagement Specialist

Columbia Museum of Art

Kabrina Bass

Executive Director

Midlands Mediation Center

Jasmin Tucker

Regional Coordinator

SC Thrive

Tamela Spann

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Hollingsworth Funds

Joyce Ford

Executive Director

The Naomi Project

Victor Durrah

Executive Director

Brothers Restoring Urban Hope, Inc.

Nicole Echols

Pee Dee Branch Executive Director

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Duchett Polite Hylton

Executive Director

Jasper County First Steps

Greta Young

Executive Director

The Parenting Place

Quinn Hayes

Midlands Branch Development Specialist

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Quietta Jordan

South State Bank

Benjamin Bullock

Director of Operations

Together SC

Sherrie Snipes-Williams

CEO

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

107 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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