Talking Together with Nonprofit Leaders: Creating an Equity Statement

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Talking Together with Nonprofit Leaders: Creating an Equity Statement for your Organization

In light of what is happening in the world, many organizations are talking more about diversity, equity and inclusion. Organizations that are not working to be equitable will soon be left behind. For those of us in the nonprofit sector, we have a duty to focus on equity, inclusion and justice; if we are to fulfill our collective duty of improving communities, we must be leaders in creating justice within our organizations then communities. 

This session will provide an overview of the foundational pieces required for an equity message from a nonprofit Board of Directors. Participants will learn what an equity message should include and why it is important. Additionally, participants will understand what steps should be taken in conjunction with an equity message. 

Guest Speaker:

Jessica Sharp, Founder & CEO

Sharp Brain Consulting

In the meantime, you can read Together SC's recently adopted Racial and Social Equity Commitment

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Attendees (132)

Alphia Dunbar

Training Consultant

SC Human Affairs Commission

Alyssa Smith

Interim Executive Director

Charleston Wine + Food

Amanda McSwine

Deputy Director of AmeriCorps & DEI Lead

United Way Association of SC

Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

Amy Carter

Director of Advancement

Lowcountry Land Trust

Amy Maciariello

Director of Strategy and Innovation

Trident United Way

Andy Hall


AID Upstate

Angela Hurks

President & CEO

Step-by-Step Ministr

Angela Rodriguez

Executive Director

SC Spinal Cord Injury Association

Anita Case

Executive Director

Affinity Health Center

Anna Lewin

Chief Executive Officer

SC Community Loan Fund

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Bryan Adams

Director of Development


Cara Senterfeit

Executive Director

Beginnings SC

Carl Humphries


HopeHealth Inc

Carol Reeves

Executive Director

Just Say Something

Caroline T. Robertson

Executive Director

Greer Relief and Resources Agency, Inc.

Carolyn Rivers

The Sophia Institute

Catherine Schumacher


Public Education Partners

Cheryl O'Donnell

Executive Director

Florence Crittenton Programs of SC

Ci Ci Holloway

HR Director

Richland Library

Cindi Rourk


Charleston LDC

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

David Ray

Chief Conservation Officer


Della Watkins

Executive Director

Columbia Museum of Art

Dodi Hodges

Executive Director

Palmetto Literacy Council

Earle Oxner


PowerYourCause and Greenville Area Parkinsons

Eileen Chepenik

Executive Director

Trident Literacy Association

Elmire Raven

East Cooper Community Outreach

Greta Young

Executive Director

The Parenting Place

Helen Rogers

Director of Operations

Lowcountry Land Trust

Holly Raines

Volunteer and Development VISTA

St. Luke's Free Medical Clinic

Jamesha Shackerford

Program Officer

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Jamie Moon


Institute for Child Success

Jeanette Brown

Funding Coordinator

The SAFE Organizaton

Jenna Elser

Artistic Director

Glow Lyric Theatre

Jesse Blom

Executive Director

The Green Heart Project

Jessica Sharp

Nonprofit Consultant with Sharp Brain Consulting

Sharp Brain Consulting

Jonathan Wright

Executive Director

Bridges for End-of-Life

Jose Giocamea

Director of Community Relations

AID Upstate

Karen Oliver

ECAC Program Manager

United Way of the Midlands

Karen Salerno

Executive Director

Taylors Free Medical Clinic

Karyn Page-Davies

President/Executive Director

Stone Soup Storytelling Institute

Katy Smith

Executive Director

Piedmont Health Foundation

Kendall Biga

Program Coordinator

Charleston Hope

Kevin McCray

Community Building & Grants Manager

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Kimberly Martinez-Ward


Compass of Carolina

Lana Kleiman

Executive Director

Charleston Legal Access

Larry Hembree Hembree

Executive DIrector

Columbia Children's Theatre

Laryn Weaver

Executive Director

Greenville Area Parkinson Society

Laurie Rovin

Nonprofit Consultant/Interim Executive Director

Laurie Rovin, LLC

Laurie Sessa

Board Member

Pattison's Academy

Leigh Thomson

Executive Director

Dorchester Seniors, Inc.

Lesa Kastler

The Community Foundation of Greenville

Lili Coleman

Executive Director

Second Helpings, Inc.

Lindsey Vann

Executive Director

Justice 360

Mack Bigby

Executive director


Maddi Currier

Director of Development

Hope Center for Children

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Madelyn Smith

Operations and Volunteers Director

Home Works of America, Inc.

Maggie Kalergis

Donor Relations Manager

Lowcountry Land Trust

Mandy Black

Executive Director

Little Steps

Marisel Losa

President & CEO

United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties

Mary Hipp

Board Chair

Feed & Seed

Maurice Lawyer

Chief of Operations

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Melissa Ladd

Owner, Facilitator


Michelle Shain

Senior Director of Development

United Way of Greenville County

Molly Chappell-McPhail

Director of Advocacy and Expansion


Phillip Clark

Associate Director

Just Say Something

Quinn Hayes

Director of Women in Philanthropy

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Rodney Tow

AID Upstate

Ronda Boyd


Passion 2 Pay Project

Sallie Harrell

The Health Services District of Kershaw County

Sam Clements

Executive Director

Doors To Dream

Sandy Morckel

President & Change Agent for Inspired Philanthropy

Solutions for the Greater Good

Sara Green

Executive Director

SC Wildlife Federation

Selena Anderson

Director, Human Resources

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

Shawn Edwards

Chief Diversity Officer

The Citadel

Stephanie Kelley

Executive Director

East Cooper Community Outreach

Tatjana Beylotte

Executive Director

Charleston Jazz

Tim Veeck


Habitat for Humanity of York County

Tory Mackey

Executive Director


Tricia Richardson


SC Thrive

Vince Matthews

Executive Director

Joseph H Neal Health Collaborative

48 Other Registered Attendees

Co-Presented with:

Sharp Brain Consulting

For More Information:

Debbie Nelson

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder, DNA Creative Communications