As fundraisers and marketers, we can play a powerful role in dismantling racism. Our messages influence our communities. Our language can help shape policy. Our words carry currency. How we talk about it matters. Every philanthropic and nonprofit organization has an extraordinary opportunity and responsibility to do better.
Frankly, the need for many of the programs and services provided by the human-serving sector actually stem from our nation’s history of racialized hierarchy present throughout our systems. Until we name that, we cannot create the real and lasting change for our clients that our mission statements loftily promise.
Join Jocelyn Mourning, Vice President of Advancement at The Family Conservancy (TFC), to discuss how as a nonprofit community we can take advantage of this opportunity. This session will include examples of how we might move from donor-centric language to community-centric fundraising, and thought-provoking discussion on abandoning objectifying our clients and perpetuating white saviorism in our work, and instead lift up the success and strength of those we serve to inspire real change.
We will use breakout rooms to facilitate small group discussions. You will have the opportunity to talk with your peers to discuss how you have or plan to abandon stereotypes in your communications and how to have honest conversations with donors about racism.
This is a program of the Let's Connect: Virtual Discussion Series.
Jocelyn Mourning is a fundraising and communications expert focused on helping children grow up in healthy communities with thriving families so they may experience well-being throughout their lives. She is passionate about Kansas City families – and was born and raised in the Metro herself. Jocelyn has been overseeing the fundraising events, grants and other donor relations at The Family Conservancy since 2012. She holds a fundraising certificate from Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC’s Bloch School of Management, is a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) and co-chair of the Fundraising, Marketing, Communications steering committee of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.
Your active participation is highly encouraged. No one has all of the solutions, but everyone has something worth contributing. Your small group discussion participation will help others share, grow, and learn.
Let's Connect: Virtual Discussion Series
What’s the best way to stay connected? Turn to your nonprofit network. Join Nonprofit Connect for facilitated discussions with your nonprofit peers every Monday morning at 10:00 AM. We will select a new topic each week, and invite you to tune in for learning and sharing. 2021 Round 2 Let's Connect sessions include:
Disclaimer: Discussions will be recorded and shared as a resource, so participation means you may be recorded as well.
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