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

Recorded On: 09/24/2019


About this Webinar

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

Check out part-three of this three-part series here: Successful Successions: Empowering the Next Generation of Arts Leaders

Edwige Charlot

Providence, RI based artist and strategist

Edwige Charlot is the Community Membership Manager at AS220 Industries (Providence, Rhode Island). In her role, she facilities access to affordable, project-based, experiential learning in digital fabrication, printmaking and media arts. Edwige has worked in the social profit sector over the past decade and her previous roles at the Maine College of Art, Creative Portland, Engine both in Maine. Her community engagement and service include being a founding member of the Portland Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum; an advisor of the People of Color Fund at the Maine Community Foundation; and the Artist Thrive initiative at the Tremaine Foundation. She earned her BFA in Printmaking from the Maine College of Art. 


Dorian Spears

Chief Partnerships Officer, Momentum Nonprofits

Dorian Spears has an 18-year history as a nonprofit administration and government professional with an expansive range of program development, strategic planning, and implementation skills.  Dorian has a passion for serving community and with a culturally responsive lens she employs current knowledge and acumen while making a meaningful impact on organizational mission, vision, and values.  

Her recent professional roles include serving as a project manager for a mayoral transition team, the community development corporation sector, and Camp HOPE Tennessee; an Economic Development Specialist with the Economic Development Growth Engine of Memphis and Shelby County; and a Project Manager in Neighborhood Economic Vitality for the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Each of these opportunities aided in crafting her focus in serving the community: the creation and designing of systems and infrastructure that enable youth, adults, businesses, and nonprofits to efficiently take advantage of services and opportunities available to them.

As Chief Partnerships Officer at Momentum Nonprofit Partners, Dorian builds bridges across the sectors of government, business, higher education, and neighborhood leadership in the greater Memphis area to uplift what works while addressing community challenges. She also leads an effort bringing together organizations on the journey of operationalizing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace facilitated by Beloved Community called Equity at Work; Dorian also facilitates sessions around this topic.

Her community support includes Watch Love Work, a video project commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination; board service with Memphis Slim House Collaboratory; steering committee member of the local Census 2020 Complete Count Committee; and supporter of Collage Dance Collective, a nonprofit that inspires the growth and diversity of ballet. Dorian loves house music and considers herself a house head for life. 



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