TOPIC: Insights and Trends from the Funder's Chair
We kickoff 2024's first BIPOC Roundtable with a nod to the incredible conversations that occurred in a session entitled, "Show Me the Money: Funders Panel," from the 2023 Black Non-Profit Leadership Symposium, presented by The Nia Project and Nonprofit Connect. Special thanks to Terri Barnes for her leadership with organizing that incredible day of learning!
In this casual roundtable gathering, you will receive the insight of various funders on the current state of funding, current and emerging trends, and overall tips on how to engage the funding community. We also hope this serves as an opportunity to network with these representatives to bolster your confidence when applying for funding.
Our time together will span two hours, we will get started with our panel discussion promptly at 1:15pm. Come ready to learn, network, and grow with your BIPOC colleagues, old and new.
This roundtable is intended for nonprofit professionals who identify as black, indigenous, and other people of color. We created these roundtables in response to feedback and numerous requests from our community. Nonprofit Connect works hard to incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into all programming, and we also believe it's important to provide intentional spaces for specific communities to share their lived experiences.
Panelists updated as confirmations occur.
Gloria Jackson-Leathers is vice president of Community Relations & Initiatives at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. She is responsible for leading and funding initiatives that address various civic and social issues in the Kansas City area that fall outside the Foundation’s core focus areas of education and entrepreneurship.
Davin Gordon is a Program Officer for the Hall Family Foundation, a private philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of human life in the Greater Kansas City area. Davin was previously a Director of Business Development for AltCap, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that invests in small business, particularly those in underserved communities. Davin is an Alumni of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Program Class of 2021 and was recognized as a Kansas City Business Journal NextGen Leader 2019. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Startland, Kanbe’s Market, and serves on the Small Business Tark Force at the City of Kansas City, MO. Davin received his B.S. in Business Administration focusing on finance/accounting from Rockhurst University in 2013.
Sidney Smith serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Nonprofit Connect. In this role, he serves a crucial function of helping to maintain and expand the goals of the organization while supporting our nonprofit members to achieve their missions and vision.
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