Classes, Workshops, Presentations, and Publications

Elizabeth Scott, President & CEO
Center for Nonprofit Advancement
Webinar: Good Governance: The Context for Innovative Board Leadership
November 3, 2022
1:30-2:30  ET

High-performing boards are guided by a sound mission and a compelling vision. Agile boards identify strategies for moving forward. Without it, strategic plans become static and rob leadership of the flexibility needed to be innovative and responsive. This workshop is designed to help you reframe your organization’s mission as the guidepost for leadership, decision-making, and discussion—and to ensure strategic momentum by leading with vision. Through the use of real-life best practice examples, we will discuss the differences and anticipated impact of operational, strategic, and generative boards. You will also learn the five key elements (and walk away with clear implementation next steps) shared by highly functional boards: targeted recruitment, clear accountability agreements, strong committee structure, a culture of inquiry, and lastly, the development of generative leadership that actively engages strategy, policy and proactive problem solving.

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Swafia Ames, Managing Director, People Strategy & InclusionPayal Martin, MPH, Managing Director, Evaluation & Strategy

Swafia Ames & Payal Martin, Managing Directors
AEA Evaluation Conference
The Evaluation Process with a DEI Lens
November 10, 2022, New Orleans

As organizations increasingly seek out evaluation work that applies a lens of diversity, equity, & inclusion ​(DEI), it may be a challenge to think through how this actually looks in action. In this workshop, we explore what can be done to incorporate DEI considerations at each step of an evaluation project, from the initial conceptualization of the evaluation process, through data design, data collection, data analysis, and interpretation, to the final write-up and dissemination of results. A variety of participatory and collaborative strategies will be presented and discussed as relevant for program evaluations as well as organizational assessments. We also welcome additional sharing by participants of other approaches they have successfully employed. Inclusive and participatory practices at any stage of evaluation work will increase the intentionality and validity of our work, resulting in better data, better outcomes, and greater program success.

More information on the conference available here

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Amber Myers, People Strategy Consultant
Podcast: Conversations with Leading Women in Business
August, 2022

Amber Myers talks about her career path and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work that Brighter Strategies does.

Listen to the podcast here.

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Swafia Ames, Managing Director
The Leadership Imperative: How to Operationalize Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
New Jersey Banker Quarterly Magazine

Swafia Ames talks about how organizations and businesses can do more than just talk about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Read the complete article here (page 10)

Elizabeth Scott, PhD, CEO/President
“You Learn Life by Living It”
Profiles in Success

Our CEO talks with Gordon Bernhardt of Profiles in Success about our work, and her journey to get here.

Listen here.

Elizabeth Scott, PhD, CEO/President
The Pandemic and the Nonprofit Sector
Mission Impact Podcast

Our CEO talks with Carol Hamilton of the Mission Impact podcast about how the pandemic has changed nonprofit culture, and how your nonprofit can make sure you’re making the necessary changes as well.

Listen here.

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Covid-19 & Racial Inequity in the Greater Washington Nonprofit Sector

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement commissioned research from Brighter Strategies as part of a regional study to determine how to structure support that best serves area needs. The data collected focused on the impact of the pandemic and racial inequity in our region—Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia—and is important to the proprieties and action agendas for all sectors. You can view the presentation of the results, and download the results, here.

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