Own Your Past, Shape Your Future

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Own Your Past: Shape Your Future

What would it look like if we had a comprehensive understanding of who we are and where we have come from as nonprofit organizations? Could this allow us to evolve, adapt, and ensure relevance in today’s climate? This series will explore alternative approaches to organizational structure, leadership models, and succession planning as a way to empower new leadership, embody inclusivity, and foster equity while furthering the organization’s mission.

  • How Did We Get Here? Understanding the History of Nonprofit Culture

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/17/2019

    What would it look like if we had a comprehensive understanding of who we are and where we have come from as nonprofit organizations? Could this allow us to evolve, adapt, and ensure relevance in today’s climate? This webinar, the first of a three-part series, will reflect on the history of nonprofits and institutional norms, providing greater context for the structures that we work within. From this framework, the following two webinars will explore alternative approaches to organizational structure, leadership models, and succession planning as a way to empower new leadership, embody inclusivity, and foster equity while furthering the organization’s mission.

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    July 17, 2019 at 3:00PM EDT

    Nonprofits are tasked with creating change, inspiring and cultivating future leaders and providing critical resources for healthy community development. However, they are often underfunded and understaffed, conditioning them to act from a place of scarcity or familiarity in pursuit of their mission. With this comes a limited set of possibilities. 

    What would it look like if we had a comprehensive understanding of who we are and where we have come from as nonprofit organizations? Could this allow us to evolve, adapt, and ensure relevance in today’s climate? This webinar, the first of a three-part series, will reflect on the history of nonprofits and institutional norms, providing greater context for the structures that we work within. From this framework, the following two webinars will explore alternative approaches to organizational structure, leadership models, and succession planning as a way to empower new leadership, embody inclusivity, and foster equity while furthering the organization’s mission.

  • Working Outside the Box: What do Alternative Organizational Models Look Like?

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/24/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Leadership and the related organizational structure sets the tone of each nonprofit organization and provides the framework to envision what is possible. Organizational structures provide opportunities for staff to participate, influence, and ideate at various levels. This webinar will build upon the framework presented in the first webinar by providing examples of alternative organizational models. We will explore models that differ from the traditional "top-down" non-profit hierarchy and exemplify values of equity and inclusion.

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    September 24, 2019 at 3:00PM EDT

    Leadership and the related organizational structure sets the tone of each nonprofit organization and provides the framework to envision what is possible. Organizational structures provide opportunities for staff to participate, influence, and ideate at various levels. This webinar will build upon the framework presented in the first webinar by providing examples of alternative organizational models. We will explore models that differ from the traditional "top-down" non-profit hierarchy and exemplify values of equity and inclusion. 


    Check out part-one of this three-part series here: How Did We Get Here? Understanding the History of Nonprofit Culture

    Rachel Brooks

    Director of Organizational Effectiveness & Design, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

    Serving as the Director of Organizational Effectiveness & Design, Rachel is proud to serve Momentum members by designing and delivering the most innovative and effective learning solutions that will grow local nonprofit leaders and organizations. Before joining Momentum, Rachel worked in a variety of nonprofit environments both locally and nationally, including working remotely across the South and Central U.S. to support innovation, speaking race to power and social change. With an eye on the intersections of our multi-issue lives, Rachel works to meet individuals and organizations where they are, get curious and learn about what is important to them, and develop a collaborative and accessible plan for action.

    Website: http://www.momentumnonprofitpartners.org/          

    Anjel Newman

    AS220 Programs Director, AS220

    Anjel Newmann is a Hip Hop educator, futurist and artist from Rhode Island. Her work focuses on working with young people, especially those who have been most impacted by systems of oppression, to realize their own potential through the arts. Anjel is highly committed to addressing systems of racism within the arts community and educational environments. For the past 5 years, she has been the Director of AS220's Youth program and has recently been promoted to AS220's Director of Programs. In addition to her work at AS220, she actively participates on a variety of school and environmental justice boards. She is also a volunteer for a local youth sports organization, the West Elmwood Intruders and a recent and proud graduate of College Unbound

    Website: http://youth.as220.org/