Event Calendar

Nov
3
Wed
Webinar: Diverse Recruitment and Hiring Strategies @ Remote
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Webinar: Diverse Recruitment and Hiring Strategies @ Remote

Common Good VT is pleased to partner with The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits to make the following training available to Vermont nonprofits at a discounted rate (use code CGVT):

Please join us for an engaging discussion designed to empower you in taking bold, strategic action! You’ll learn more about auditing and revamping your nonprofit’s recruitment and hiring strategies through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and leave with at least a handful of immediate levers to pull on your teams.

As part of this training, you will walk out with an understanding of:

  • Understand the key components of a recruitment and hiring process audit through the lens of diversity and inclusion, from employer branding all the way through to interviews and onboarding
  • Have the opportunity to hear a case study about a local non-profit’s recent hiring audit and revamping journey
  • Feel they have concrete tactics for implementing in their own organizations
  • Have takeaway resources to leverage as next steps

Cost and Registration: National Council Affiliates: $15 / Non-Members $29

Register Here

Featured Presenters:

Viva Asmelash, Inclusion Strategist & Consultant
Viva’s professional purpose is to create environments where people feel truly seen and are inspired to be their best and most authentic selves. She brings this to life as a strategic and intuitive people operations  professional with 15 years of experience in purpose-driven branding, high-impact DEI work, leadership training & development, and career-focused marketing. Her sweet spot is the intersection of inclusive messaging, driving people-centered strategic outcomes, and facilitating critical conversations with grace.

For over seven years, she developed the employer brand at Galileo Learning that drew an annual average of over 7,000 applicants, launched and co-led the multi-faceted DEI strategy, managed multiple thought leadership initiatives, and worked to ensure Galileo’s consistent recognition—including being named one of The SF Business Times’ Best Places to Work in the Bay Area (with over ten consecutive years on the list), a Real Leader Magazine Top 100 Impact Company, and one of Forbes’ 25 Best Small Companies in America.

She is a first generation Eritrean-American woman, whose mother—while pregnant with her—emigrated to the United States as a political refugee with three other small children. This has given her a unique, life-long perspective on race, gender, culture, belonging, privilege, and access to education.

Nov
10
Wed
Shared Webinar: Understanding the Google Grant Program: Helping Nonprofits Grow @ Remote
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Common Good VT is pleased to partner with The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits to make the following training available to Vermont nonprofits at a discounted rate (use code CGVT):

Join Josh Barrious, of uluad Marketing, to discuss the topic of applying for and using the Google Ad Grant.

The Google Ad Grants Program gives nonprofits the chance to advertise on Google Ads at no cost to the nonprofit. This program gives qualified organizations $10,000 per month in Google Ads spend to be used to promote their missions and initiatives on Google.com. To qualify, companies must go through the application process, and to keep the grant they must follow the program details.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • What is the Google Grant?
  • An example of how nonprofits can use this type of advertising to help grow revenue.
  • What to expect and why it has it to be managed.
  • Resources & management options (self or professional management)
  • How to apply for the grant

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About the Trainer

Josh Barrious, Google Marketing Strategist, uluad Marketing

As a longtime resident of Northern California, Josh began his career working for several tech companies in the Bay Area, managing Google Ads Pay-Per-Click (PPC) accounts for their premium clients. It did not take long for him to see that he found his calling.
His enthusiasm and passion for paid search advertising evolved 12 years later into the exciting world of nonprofits. He began by educating them about the value, benefits, and growth potential the Google Grant Program can bring to 501c3 organizations.
He enjoys the opportunity to work with people whose mission is to help others and considers it an honor to be a part of this community by helping to promote their marketing objectives.
In his free time, he love spending time with his five-year-old twins and his beautiful wife, Danae. They enjoy camping together, gardening, sledding in the snow and going to Disneyland. 
Additionally, he enjoy snowboarding, jogging, Overlanding, surfing, helping his son with t-ball, and he has come to realize his daughter might have him wrapped around her finger, which he doesn’t mind at all.

Nov
15
Mon
Webinar: Transforming Workplace Culture Through Empathy @ Remote
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Common Good VT is partnering with Maine Association of Nonprofits on this webinar.  This event is part of MANP’s Realizing Healthy Nonprofits initiative.

Empathy is at the root of connection, communication, collaboration and engagement – all things that we aim to embody in our nonprofit communities. As staff and volunteers, we seek to understand those we serve through our mission-driven work and continually strive to meet their needs with our programs and services. Are we bringing that same intention to understanding our internal teams? Our partnerships?

Speaker Sharon Steed shines a light on the role of vulnerability and empathy in creating inclusive teams and powerful collaborations. By sharing her own story as a life-long stutterer, Sharon illustrates how cultivating these traits through empathy actions that teams can incorporate into their own practices and help them be better communicators, more focused collaborators, more thoughtful leaders, and creators of environments ripe for inclusion.

How we all work has been changing dramatically and rapidly. Take a pause and join us for an exploration of how an empathy mindset can transform our workplaces and our work to center people, relationships, openness and innovation.

Through her talk, Sharon will help us:

  • Define what empathy is for each individual and team, 
  • Understand why empathy is imperative in every office and on every team, 
  • Discover why and how vulnerability is the gateway to opportunity, 
  • Identify how to truly engage with those we serve, coworkers and teams by engaging empathy at work

Intended Audience

Nonprofit staff and volunteers, funders, donors, community members; anyone interested in the topic of exploring a healthy nonprofit sector is welcome to attend.

Cost + Registration

We’re offering pay-what-you-can options:

  • Suggested price: $49
  • Option 1 Pay-what-you can: $39
  • Option 2 Pay-what-you can: $29
  • Option 3 Pay-what-you-can: $19
  • Cost should not be a barrier to attend – please email us for a scholarship at Learn@NonprofitMaine.org.

While this event is pay-what-you-can, please register using the promo code MANP21 to help us track participation.

REGISTER HERE

About Our Guest Speaker

Sharon Steed is an international keynote speaker, author and founder of Communilogue, a corporate empathy and communications consultancy. She is a subject matter expert on empathy at work, helping teams revolutionize the way they communicate, collaborate and approach diversity and inclusion by engaging empathy.

Sharon has spoken at companies and conferences in 17 countries spanning five continents, with a focus on improving team communication and collaboration through engaging empathy and vulnerability as a professional asset. She has given a TEDx talk on empowering insecurities.

A lifelong stutterer, Sharon uses her speech impediment to both teach what empathy is and to inspire audiences to engage in empathy actions daily. An author and course instructor for O’Reilly Media, Inc., her eBook Empathy at Work is available in the O’Reilly library. Sharon’s LinkedIn Learning course “Communicating With Empathy” has over 400,000 views. A Midwestern native, she currently lives in Pittsburgh.

Sponsors

Special thanks to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, MEMIC, Northeast Delta Dental, and Wipfli for their support of this special event.

Continuing the Conversation

Join us for MANP Connects the Friday following this event (November 19) to continue the conversation around collective transformation for a healthy nonprofit sector. It’s free to attend – sign up here.

Visit MANP’s Answer Center for more information and resources around Equity, Diversity + Inclusion.

Nov
18
Thu
Webinar: Developing Your Personal DEI Statement @ Remote
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Webinar: Developing Your Personal DEI Statement @ Remote

Common Good VT is pleased to partner with The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits to make the following training available to Vermont nonprofits at a discounted rate (use code CGVT):

Championing diversity, equity or inclusion within an organization requires that individuals reflect deeply on their own lived and personal experiences, belief systems, and culture. By understanding your own core values, leadership strengths, privileges, and skills, you will be a stronger advocate for equity and will develop the confidence to stand up for the organization’s shared values. This workshop will provide you a process and tools for reflection to draft the first iteration of a personal DEI Statement.

As part of this workshop, you will:

  • Build a draft of a personal DEI statement
  • Create a personal inventory of meaningful reflections about your values and goals for DEI
  • Develop confidence to stand up for the organization’s values shared or need to develop DEI practice, policies, and procedures

Cost and Registration: National Council Affiliates: $15 / Non-Members $29

Register Here

Featured Presenter:

Teniqua Broughton, M.Ed., CNAP
Founder & CEO
VerveSimone Consulting 
 
As the founder and CEO of VerveSimone Consulting, a minority woman owned small business providing consulting services to individuals and organizations. Teniqua Broughton is noted for her impact in both national and local sectors. Leading with passion, she identifies strategies that support the sustainability of organizations by leveraging her experience, initiative, and insight gained throughout her professional career. Her services focus on nonprofit governance consulting, arts and culture project management and equity, DEI workshops and assessments.A focus of her work is leading Equity, DEI assessments and workshops with staff and boards. The goal is to help teams begin equity work, reform practices, and develop a deeper understanding of conflict and race, and attitudes and hidden biases.In 2017, AZ Central selected Teniqua as the Who’s Next award, for emerging leaders making a difference in the arts. By her peers, she was selected as the Arizona Champion Award for the Central Arizona region from the Flinn Foundation’s Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, for significant contributions to the civic leadership. She was individual nominee for 2020 Governor’s Arts Award. Early this year, ASU awarded her the MLK Servant Leader- Leadership award and Phoenix Business Journal’s 2021 Most Admired Leader recipient.Teniqua has her master’s degree in education with a focus on Educational Administration and Supervision, and her bachelor’s degree in educational psychology, with an emphasis on theater for youth. With certifications as a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) and in Equity and Inclusion from Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

Dec
8
Wed
Webinar: Working With A Diverse Team @ Remote
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Webinar: Working With A Diverse Team @ Remote

Common Good VT is pleased to partner with The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits to make the following training available to Vermont nonprofits at a discounted rate (use code CGVT):

In this ever-changing world, it is increasingly important to be able to work with people that are different from us. This workshop will provide tools and skills to create a productive work environment with members from diverse cultural backgrounds.

During the workshop, we will:

  • Establish definitions and common language on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Examine one’s own culture and learn from others’ cultural identity.
  • Explore common attitudes, stereotypes, and behaviors that perpetuate exclusion and stifle inclusiveness.
  • Explore appropriate attitudes, behaviors, and skills when interacting with diverse colleagues.

Cost and Registration: National Council Affiliates: $15 / Non-Members $29

Register Here

Featured Presenters:

Dr. Linda Groomes, President & CEO Achieving My Purpose

Dr. Groomes founded Achieving My Purpose, Inc. in 2013 to establish a vehicle to pursue her passion of working and supporting young women, ages 18-30, to discover their life’s purpose. Purpose Driven Diversity is a fee for service initiative that challenges organizations, schools, and government to evaluate their diversity and inclusion practices while investing in future leaders. Previous to AMP, Dr. Groomes demonstrated her leadership skills in the public and private sectors during her tenure at Hallmark Cards, LGC Enterprises and the City of Scottsdale. Dr. Groomes operated her own business, LGC Enterprises, Ltd. for seventeen years. Under her leadership, LGC established itself as an international management consulting firm specializing in the area of diversity and organizational development with clients throughout the United States. She is a certified coach and diversity practitioner. Dr. Groomes completed her Ph. D in Psychology at Grand Canyon University, holds an MBA in Finance from Indiana University, a BS from Florida State University and a Certificate of Continuing Education from The Tuck School of Business Executive Program.

Dec
15
Wed
Webinar: Advancing Race Equity Through Accountable Leadership @ Remote
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Common Good VT is partnering with Maine Association of Nonprofits on this webinar.  This event is part of MANP’s Realizing Healthy Nonprofits initiative.

Social sector organizations have a responsibility to work towards the betterment of society.  It is our moral mission and opportunity to positively impact members of our community and society at large, particularly those whose lives are most directly harmed by systemic oppression and structural racism. Nonprofit leaders* who understand that structural racism exists, acknowledge the harm and violence it perpetuates, and actively seek to advance race equity in their work can provide important support to one another in this journey.

To empower individuals and organizations in identifying how their practices can create and sustain race equity experiences and outcomes within the social sector, inspiring leaders Monisha Kapila and Bianca Anderson, will share the new ProInspire Leadership Model for Race Equity Impact framework. Their work addresses all the levels from which leaders can create impact: leadership of self, people, organizations and systems. Their framework is based on experience, research, and perspectives from their team and many thought partners, and it is expected to evolve through sharing with others (that’s you!) and their feedback. 

Monisha and Bianca will discuss the following principles presented in their framework:

  • *One can operate as a leader from any position within an organization
  • Leaders within the social sector must prioritize the advancement of race equity, with individuals developing their race equity analysis personally and professionally
  • Leaders should center race equity in their work through active learning and unlearning, intentional action, and processes for accountability
  • Authenticity and solidarity are essential qualities and ways of approaching our work, if we are to dismantle oppression and create an equitable society
  • Individuals inside organizations and institutions have the ability to redefine, reimagine, and recreate power

Intended Audience

Nonprofit staff and volunteers, funders, donors, community members; self-identifying leaders of any level or experience; anyone interested in the topic of exploring a healthy nonprofit sector is welcome to attend.

Cost + Registration

We’re offering pay-what-you-can options:

  • Suggested price: $49
  • Option 1 Pay-what-you can: $39
  • Option 2 Pay-what-you can: $29
  • Option 3 Pay-what-you-can: $19
  • Cost should not be a barrier to attend – please email us for a scholarship at Learn@NonprofitMaine.org.

While this event is pay-what-you-can, please register using the promo code MANP21 to help us track participation.

REGISTER HERE

About Our Guest Speakers

Monisha Kapila founded ProInspire to help individuals and organizations achieve their potential for social impact. Born and raised as a first-generation South Asian immigrant in Flint, Michigan, Monisha’s passion stems from her personal experience working in the nonprofit sector. Over the past decade, she has led ProInspire to grow from supporting five fellows to working with hundreds of organizations to advance leadership and equity. Prior to launching ProInspire, Monisha worked for Capital One, Accion, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, CARE, and Arthur Andersen. Monisha has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she received the Dean’s Award, a BBA from the University of Michigan, and a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. She teaches about leadership and equity at Georgetown’s Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership. Monisha serves as a Board Member for AchieveMission, the National Human Services Assembly, and advises many early stage nonprofit initiatives. She has been published in Nonprofit Quarterly, Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Huffington Post, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Next Billion, and other publications. Monisha has been recognized as a HBS Leadership Fellow, American Express NGen Fellow, National Urban Fellows America’s Leaders of Change, and was named to The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40 list. Outside of work, she enjoys hikes with her family, finding easy Instant Pot recipes, and biking on the trails in Arlington, VA.

Bianca Casanova Anderson, educator, nonprofit leader, and social justice practitioner, with expertise in interpersonal communication, racial equity facilitation, and human development. As an educator for almost a decade, Ms. Anderson found her passion for human-centered change in the classroom. She built a unique background by cultivating inclusive learning environments that center relationships, uplift marginalized voices, and disrupt racism. As the founding Director for the Dallas-Fort Worth site of the Center for Racial Justice in Education, she trained and advised over 3,000 community leaders and educators around the nation in effective racial equity policies, practices, and procedures.

In 2021, Bianca was promoted to Co-CEO of ProInspire, where she supports nonprofit organizations and foundations by leading a portfolio of training programs and services that center race equity and leadership development.

Most importantly, Bianca loves people. She lives and leads through a lens of radical love, deep inquiry, and transformative justice. She is committed to creating spaces where every person feels safe, smart, and significant.

Sponsors

Special thanks to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, MEMIC, and Wipfli for their support of this special event.

Continuing the Conversation

Join us for MANP Connects the Friday following this event (December 17) to continue the conversation around collective transformation for a healthy nonprofit sector. It’s free to attend – sign up here.

Visit MANP’s Answer Center for more information and resources around Equity, Diversity + Inclusion.