Panel Series

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Diversity In… 


Join us for this four-part series of panel discussions that will explore the need for, and benefits of making room for a diverse group of voices in our work. This series is designed to help nonprofits better engage and empower all stakeholders, including staff, clients, board members, and volunteers; and match their words and policies with authentic, intentional, and consistent action.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility are vital to the success of any nonprofit organization in allowing for different lived experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds to help inform programming, staffing, leadership, and growth. Nonprofits are best able to serve when they provide space for every voice, regardless of race, gender, age, or ability. It is important to acknowledge, however, that this is work that never stops. It never stops inviting people to the table, listening to opposing voices, looking for different perspectives, and growing.

In this series, we will focus on community engagement and marketing, board recruitment, service delivery, and fundraising and philanthropy and the impact of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in our work. Each panel discussion will include representatives across sectors, including nonprofit, for profit, higher education, and faith-based.

This series will be moderated by Natalie Miller Moore, Principal, Moore than Words Communications Location: All sessions will be held at the Community Education Center, Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News. Lunch will be provided.

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April 14 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Diversity in Marketing and Community Engagement – To engage with the community, nonprofits need to connect with stakeholders, where they are, through marketing and storytelling — so everyone can see themselves in your nonprofit. How do you do that in an authentic way? In an honest and authentic conversation, a panel of nonprofit leaders and nonprofit champions will discuss how to tell the story of your nonprofit and connect with community in a way that celebrates the richness of the tapestry that makes up your nonprofit, your work, and your passion.

· Stephanie Heinatz, Principal, Consociate Media
· Maerine “Mimi” Mitchell, Director of Community Engagement, Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg
· Stacey A. Mason, VP of Government & Regulatory Affairs, Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association

May 12 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Diversity in Board Recruitment – details to follow

June 9 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Diversity in Fundraising and Philanthropy – details to follow

October 13 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Diversity in Service Delivery – details to follow