Today I had the opportunity to attend AFP MN Chapter - IDEA Breakfast Series.
The topic was Inclusive Fundraising Teams and was Facilitated by Trista Harris, President at FutureGood. Here are some "gems" that the panel shared that I think are also very applicable to the education sector as well:
* Create value early with POCI as the enter the field
* Move toward implementing ideas to address ideas that address issues of inequity.
* Put more into staff by providing more meaningful trainings
* Change job description, do not require college degree.
* Stop "Loving the Problem"
* When POCI show up & provide honest feedback about equity, be gracious & receptive.
This Report was mentioned during the session as well.
Race To Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap
Mikisha Nation, Executive Director, Teach for America, Twin Cities
Mala Thao, Philanthropic Advisor, St. Paul Foundation & Minneapolis Foundation
Lana Barkawi, Executive Director, MIZNA
Minnesota State Arts BoardEnsuring all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts
Operating Support Webinar
The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a free one-hour Webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the FY 2020 Operating Support grant program. This session will be particularly helpful for first-time applicants. Program officer Richard Hitchler will walk through the program overview and instructions, and provide background information about what the review panel looks for in an application. At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to submit questions online.
The session is offered as a conference call with an option to view a PowerPoint presentation online. The presenter will be located in an office that cannot accommodate visitors, so please note that it isn’t possible to attend the session in person.
To make the session more useful, read the overview and application instructions in advance and print out a copy for your reference. This document can be found on theOperating Support program page.
Thursday, December 13, 3:00 p.m.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to view the PowerPoint used in the Webinar, it will be posted on the Arts Board Web site following the session.
The Webinar is free of charge, but advance registration is strongly encouraged.Register here.