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)

Bryan Adams

Director of Development


Selena Anderson

Director, Human Resources

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

Tatjana Beylotte

Executive Director

Charleston Jazz

Kendall Biga

Program & Operations Manager

Charleston Hope

Mack Bigby

Executive director


Mandy Black

Executive Director

Little Steps

Jesse Blom

Executive Director

The Green Heart Project

Ronda Boyd


Passion 2 Pay Project

Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

Jeanette Brown

Funding Coordinator

The SAFE Organizaton

Amy Carter

Director of Advancement

Lowcountry Land Trust

Anita Case

Executive Director

Affinity Health Center

Molly Chappell-McPhail

Director of Advocacy and Expansion


Eileen Chepenik

Executive Director

Trident Literacy Association

Phillip Clark

Executive Director/CEO

Just Say Something

Sam Clements

Executive Director

Doors To Dream

Lili Coleman

Executive Director

Second Helpings, Inc.

Maddi Currier

Director of Development

Hope Center for Children

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Alphia Dunbar

Training Consultant

SC Human Affairs Commission

Shawn Edwards


The Citadel

Jenna Elser

Artistic Director

Glow Lyric Theatre

Jose Giocamea

Executive Director

AID Upstate

Sara Green

Executive Director

SC Wildlife Federation

Andy Hall


AID Upstate

Sallie Harrell

The Health Services District of Kershaw County

Quinn Hayes

Program & Grants Manager

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Larry Hembree Hembree

Executive DIrector

Columbia Children's Theatre

Mary Hipp

Board Chair

Feed & Seed

Dodi Hodges

Executive Director

Palmetto Literacy Council

Ci Ci Holloway

HR Director

Richland Library

Carl Humphries


HopeHealth Inc

Angela Hurks

President & CEO

Step-by-Step Ministr

Maggie Kalergis

Donor Relations Manager

Lowcountry Land Trust

Lesa Kastler

The Community Foundation of Greenville

Stephanie Kelley

Executive Director

East Cooper Community Outreach

Lana Kleiman

Executive Director

Charleston Legal Access

Melissa Ladd

Owner, Facilitator


Maurice Lawyer

Chief of Operations

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Anna Lewin

Chief Executive Officer

SC Community Loan Fund

Marisel Losa

President & CEO

United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties

Amy Maciariello

VP of Processes & Organizational Excellence

Trident United Way

Tory Mackey

Executive Director


Kimberly Martinez-Ward


Compass of Carolina

Vince Matthews

Executive Director

Joseph H Neal Health Collaborative

Kevin McCray

Community Building & Grants Manager

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Amanda McSwine

Deputy Director of AmeriCorps & DEI Lead

United Way Association of SC

Jamie Moon


Institute for Child Success

Sandy Morckel

President & Change Agent for Inspired Philanthropy

Solutions for the Greater Good

Cheryl O'Donnell

Executive Director

Florence Crittenton Programs of SC

Karen Oliver

ECAC Program Manager

United Way of the Midlands

Earle Oxner


PowerYourCause and Greenville Area Parkinsons

Karyn Page-Davies

President/Executive Director

Stone Soup Storytelling Institute

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

Holly Raines

Volunteer and Development VISTA

St. Luke's Free Medical Clinic

Elmire Raven

East Cooper Community Outreach

David Ray

Chief Conservation Officer


Carol Reeves

Executive Director

Just Say Something

Tricia Richardson


SC Thrive

Carolyn Rivers

Founder and Director

The Sophia Institute

Caroline T. Robertson

Executive Director

Greer Relief and Resources Agency, Inc.

Angela Rodriguez

Executive Director

SC Spinal Cord Injury Association

Helen Rogers

Director of Operations

Lowcountry Land Trust

Cindi Rourk


Charleston LDC

Laurie Rovin

Nonprofit Consultant/Interim Executive Director

Laurie Rovin, LLC

Karen Salerno

Executive Director

Taylors Free Medical Clinic

Catherine Schumacher


Public Education Partners

Cara Senterfeit

Executive Director

Beginnings SC

Laurie Sessa

Board Member

Pattison's Academy

Jamesha Shackerford

Program Officer

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Michelle Shain

Senior Director of Development

United Way of Greenville County

Jessica Sharp

Nonprofit Consultant with Sharp Brain Consulting

Sharp Brain Consulting

Alyssa Smith

Executive Director

Charleston Wine + Food

Katy Smith

Executive Director

Piedmont Health Foundation

Madelyn Smith

Operations and Volunteers Director

Home Works of America, Inc.

Leigh Thomson

Executive Director

Dorchester Seniors, Inc.

Rodney Tow

AID Upstate

Lindsey Vann

Executive Director

Justice 360

Tim Veeck


Habitat for Humanity of York County

Della Watkins

Executive Director

Columbia Museum of Art

Laryn Weaver

Executive Director

Greenville Area Parkinson Society

Jonathan Wright

Executive Director

Bridges for End-of-Life

Greta Young

Executive Director

The Parenting Place

48 Other Registered Attendees

Co-Presented with:

Sharp Brain Consulting