59 minutes | Feb 1, 2021

From Intent to Implementation: How to get your DEI Efforts Started

Will the non-profit and social impact sectors ever be diverse? How do you recruit diverse volunteers? How do you retain diverse staff? In this episode of Movement Maker: The Podcast, Terri Broussard Williams sits down with thought leaders from the social impact sector to dig into diversity, equity, and inclusive trends. They break down why you should do this work and how you can make it happen to better your community. About The Host: Terri Broussard Williams believes that leaders turn moments into movements. She also believes that anyone can be a great leader. Terri explains that movements can be as big as passing a law, building a church, or starting a nonprofit. They can also be as small as giving to someone in need, showing kindness, or helping students at a school get gym equipment. This podcast is here to help you with the HOW and WHY people build movements. Terri breaks it down each time using the #FirestarterFormula which is: find your cause, build a community to help, communicate your vision, and work to see change. In each episode of this podcast, we’ll take a look at one of the four pillars of the #MovementMakerTribe including philanthropy, policy change, movement-building, and the movement from within. This edition of Movement Maker: The Podcast is a special fireside chat with firestarters, where Terri introduces you to the changemakers in “Find Your Fire.”  “Find Your Fire,” is Terri’s first book. It is a #1 Amazon New Release and Best Seller. Cosmopolitan Magazine list it as the #6 non-fiction book of 2020. Get your own copy of “Find Your Fire” here! Episode Notes: Moderator/Host: Terri Broussard Williams, Founder, Movement Maker Tribe + Social Impact Strategist, Lobbyist Very important guests: Annie Burridge was named General Director & CEO of Austin Opera in October 2016 following a nine-year tenure at Opera Philadelphia, where she most recently served as Managing Director. Since joining Austin Opera she led the development of a new strategic plan; launched a new artistic initiative – Opera ATX – bringing groundbreaking artists to unexpected and unique venues throughout Austin; secured three national innovation grants totaling $600,000; established numerous community partnerships including the first formalized partnership with the Butler School of Music; and increased the company’s endowment funds by 100%. At Opera Philadelphia Annie was responsible for the implementation of the company’s business plan and leadership of the development, marketing, and communications departments. She led the company’s rebranding campaign and the most comprehensive consumer study ever conducted in the opera field, resulting in the company’s new programming model and the creation of the O17 festival. During her tenure as Opera Philadelphia’s chief development officer, contributed income increased 183%.  Annie holds a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Pennsylvania; a M.M. in Voice Performance and a M.M. in Opera Studies from the New England Conservatory; and graduated the valedictorian of the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State University, where she earned a B.M. in Voice Performance with a Minor in Business Administration. Annie is Vice-Chair of the OPERA America Board of Trustees and an alumnus of Wharton’s Women’s Executive Leadership program and OPERA America’s Leadership Intensive program. In 2017 she was selected as an Emerging Nonprofit Leadership Fellow at the Aspen Institute and was named a “2017 Mover and Shaper” by Musical America. In 2018 she won the Penn State University College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Award. Kendall Joyner is the Vice President of Professional Development at the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the professional association of more than 30,000 individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions.  As Vice President, Kendall oversees the education offerings including webinars, courses, e-courses and conferences and is responsible for crafting the organization’s education strategy. Kendall has more than 20 years of experience working in charitable sector organizations on a local and national level in the areas of grantmaking, youth development, systems building, ethics and accountability, governance, capacity building and leadership development.  Prior to joining the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Kendall served in senior positions at Independent Sector, HandsOn Greater DC Cares, Great Start DC and the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation.  He has also served on the Boards of Directors of several nonprofit organizations including the Black Philanthropic Alliance, the Columbia Heights Youth Club, the Arts and Technology Academy Public Charter School, Damien Ministries, Inc. and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network National.  Kendall has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Harvard University and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development from Johns Hopkins University.  Kendall resides in Washington, DC. Cherian Koshy, Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) & AFP Master Trainer is an internationally recognized expert in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. He works with hundreds of nonprofits each year to help them solve their most intractable problems. His industry-leading thought leadership has been featured in Advancing Philanthropy, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Institute of Fundraising (UK), and dozens of blogs, webinars, and podcasts. With 20+ years of experience, he is one of the most sought-after trainers and speakers in the nonprofit sector. As a coach and consultant, he helps struggling nonprofit leaders find strategies that give them back time and develop sustainable revenue. Shelley Danner is a senior leader with business and consulting experience infused with a passion for impact. In 2012, she pivoted her career into the social sector with a focus on talent and leadership. Shelley is co-founder and Program Director of nonprofit Challenge Detroit and on faculty as an adjunct professor in the Integrated Design MFA at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. She also sits on the advisory board for the University of Detroit Mercy Masters of Community Development Program and the founding advisory committee of the Detroit Women's Leadership Network. Shelley is a 2019 DYP Vanguard Awardee and was recognized by Crain's Detroit Business as one of the 2018 Notable Women in Nonprofits. Shelley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Miami University in Ohio and a graduate certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University. Shelley also has expertise in design thinking and strategic planning and has co-created and led over 150 community project collaborations in partnership with nonprofits across Detroit's neighborhoods. Born and raised in Michigan, she loves the arts, outdoor adventures, cities, traveling, and asking questions. Get your own copy of “Find Your Fire” here! After you listen, be sure to check out: Want your copy of “Find Your Fire” signed by the author? Click Here. The #MovementMakerTribe Facebook insider group, join us for all things #MovementMaker inspired. Follow the #MovementMakerTribe on Instagram. Get your #MovementMaker swag here! Sign up for some “Friday Fuel” - a newsletter providing weekly love letters meant to inspire the change-maker in all of us. Book Terri to speak. Shoot an email to Annie, Cherian, Kendall, or Shelley Subscribe to Movement Maker: The Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us a rating or review!
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