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Designing Organizations Where Everyone Thrives – Kickoff Event & Lunch

August 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Community Foundation for Monterey County Free – $30

“When we create more equity and justice, we fulfill a very deep human need. So don’t delay. Start designing a more equitable world today, however big or small your efforts may be. It is the only way to know the depths of your true humanity.” Author, Minal Bopaiah

This series will inspire and support nonprofit staff and board members to take action steps to build more equitable organizations. Together we will read and discuss Equity – How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives. Cost of the book is included in registration.

  • Kick-off Event and Lunch: August 3 @ Noon – Meet one another and pickup book. Community Foundation Conference Room 2354 Garden Road, Monterey
  • Virtual Series ($20): Part 1 August 24 & Part 2 Sept 14 or
  • In-Person Series ($30): Part 1 August 25 & Part 2 Sept 15

Register in Advance Join us to

  • Gain experience in noticing the often hidden ways systems impact us and our work. Practice retelling our own success stories as modeled in the book.
  • Learn about defining equitable outcomes and behaviors in organizations.
  • Commit time to this important topic through discussion with fellow nonprofit representatives.

Intended for nonprofits in the communities of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito County, California.

About the book: The author is Minal Bopaiah. With just 176 pages, this book (published in 2021) is succinct and inspiring. A Philanthropy News Digest review described it this way: “Though this book is short, it’s dense; it’s meant to be studied, dog-eared, and shared throughout your organization. Just the glossary alone, with a three-page list of the most crucial concepts addressed in the book, will be enough to keep readers going back to this book regularly as a reference guide. Those looking for a way into the immense change that seeking equity requires would do well to look at this book as an elegantly written skeleton key.”
About the Facilitator: Susie Polnaszek (she/her) works with a wide array of nonprofit leaders and volunteers through her role as Director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at the Community Foundation for Monterey County. She co-chairs the staff Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and participates in the staff DEI Book Club. Current interests include creative ways to adapt systems and evolve from the pandemic.
About the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) of the Community Foundation for Monterey County: The CNE works with nonprofits of all types and sizes to be stronger, more resilient and equitable. We help staff, boards and volunteers make meaningful connections to resources and to one another
August 3, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free – $30
Community Foundation for Monterey County
2354 Garden Road
Monterey, CA 93940 United States

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