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)

Kimberly Martinez-Ward


Compass of Carolina

Tatjana Beylotte

Executive Director

Charleston Jazz

Lili Coleman

Executive Director

Second Helpings, Inc.

Anita Case

Executive Director

Affinity Health Center

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

Tim Veeck

Executive Director/CEO

Habitat for Humanity of York County

Tory Mackey

Executive Director


Anna Lewin

Chief Executive Officer

SC Community Loan Fund

Carol Reeves

Executive Director

Just Say Something

Shawn Edwards

Chief Diversity Officer

The Citadel

Leigh Thomson

Deputy Director

Dorchester Seniors, Inc.

Quinn Hayes

Midlands Branch Development Specialist

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Cheryl O'Donnell

Executive Director

Florence Crittenton Programs of SC

Jessica Sharp


Sharp Brain Consulting

Sara Green

Executive Director

SC Wildlife Federation

Phillip Clark

Associate Director

Just Say Something

Mandy Black

Executive Director

Little Steps

Laryn Weaver

Executive Director

Greenville Area Parkinson Society

Cara Senterfeit

Executive Director

Beginnings SC

Angela Rodriguez

Executive Director

SC Spinal Cord Injury Association

Kendall Biga

Program Coordinator

Charleston Hope

Cindi Rourk

Director of Business Development

Charleston LDC

Karen Oliver

Sr. Director, Community Resources

United Way of the Midlands

Jonathan Wright

Executive Director

Bridges for End-of-Life

Jamie Moon


Institute for Child Success

Catherine Schumacher

President / CEO

Public Education Partners

Amy Carter

Director of Advancement

Lowcountry Land Trust

Sam Clements

Doors To Dream

Melissa Ladd

Owner, Facilitator


Bryan Adams

Director of Development


Lindsey Vann

Executive Director

Justice 360

Alyssa Smith

Marketing + Communications Director

Charleston Wine + Food

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

Amy Maciariello

Director of Strategy and Innovation

Trident United Way

Vince Matthews

Executive Director

Joseph H Neal Health Collaborative

David Ray

Chief Conservation Officer


Maddi Currier

Development Associate

Hope Center for Children

Madelyn Smith

Operations Officer

Home Works of America, Inc.

Helen Rogers

Director of Operations

Lowcountry Land Trust

Laurie Sessa

Board Member

Pattison's Academy

Marisel Losa

President & CEO

United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties

Ci Ci Holloway

HR Director

Richland Library

Kevin McCray

Community Building & Grants Manager

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Caroline T. Robertson

Executive Director

Greer Relief and Resources Agency, Inc.

Dodi Hodges

Executive Director

Palmetto Literacy Council

Michelle Shain

Senior Director of Development

United Way of Greenville County

Carolyn Rivers

The Sophia Institute

Selena Anderson

Director, Human Resources

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

Sallie Harrell

The Health Services District of Kershaw County

Larry Hembree Hembree

Executive DIrector

Columbia Children's Theatre

Maurice Lawyer

Chief of Operations

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Della Watkins

Executive Director

Columbia Museum of Art

Mack Bigby

Executive director


Amanda McSwine

Commission Systems Administrator & DEI Lead

United Way Association of SC

Jeanette Brown

Funding Coordinator

The SAFE Organizaton

Mary Hipp

Board Chair

Feed & Seed

Earle Oxner


PowerYourCause and Greenville Area Parkinsons

Molly Chappell-McPhail

Executive Director


Lesa Kastler

The Community Foundation of Greenville

Jose Giocamea

Director of Community Relations

AID Upstate

Jesse Blom

Executive Director

The Green Heart Project

Jenna Elser

Artistic Director

Glow Lyric Theatre

Alphia Dunbar

Training Consultant

SC Human Affairs Commission

Laurie Rovin

Nonprofit Consultant/Interim Executive Director

Laurie Rovin, LLC

Ronda Boyd


Passion 2 Pay Project

Holly Raines

Volunteer and Development VISTA

St. Luke's Free Medical Clinic

Andy Hall


AID Upstate

Rodney Tow

AID Upstate

Sandy Morckel

President & Change Agent for Inspired Philanthropy

Solutions for the Greater Good

Tricia Richardson


SC Thrive

Angela Mattison-Hurks

Executive Director

Step-by-Step Ministr

Stephanie Kelley

Executive Director

East Cooper Community Outreach

Elmire Raven

East Cooper Community Outreach

Jamesha Shackerford

Program Officer

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Maggie Kalergis

Donor Relations Manager

Lowcountry Land Trust

Lana Kleiman

Executive Director

Charleston Legal Access

Eileen Chepenik

Executive Director

Trident Literacy Association

Karen Salerno

Executive Director

Taylors Free Medical Clinic

Carl Humphries


HopeHealth Inc

Greta Young

Executive Director

The Parenting Place

Katy Smith

Executive Director

Piedmont Health Foundation

Karyn Page-Davies


Stone Soup Storytelling Institute

48 Other Registered Attendees

Co-Presented with:

Sharp Brain Consulting

For More Information:

Debbie Nelson

Debbie Nelson

President, DNA Creative Communications