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WEBINAR: Lean into Disruption: Advancing Racial Equity Requires Challenging the Status Quo of White Culture

National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

WEBINAR:  Lean into Disruption: Advancing Racial...

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NNCG Member Dec 1, 2018 Free $0.00
NNCG Non-Member (single webinar) Jan 1, 2019 $55.00 $3.80
NNCG Non-Member (2 webinars)
This package allows for attendance at this webinar, and one additional NNCG webinar. Valid for 1 year from purchase date. Send email to Lori.Jane@nncg.org with additional registration request.
Dec 1, 2018 $100.00 $6.08
NNCG Non-Member (3 webinars)
This package allows for attendance at this webinar, and two additional NNCG webinars. Valid for 1 year from purchase date. Send email to Lori.Jane@nncg.org with additional registration request.
Dec 1, 2018 $135.00 $7.85

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Engaging a foundation that has made the decision to advance racial equity can be fraught with challenges from the start, since it immediately disrupts the typical relationships, practices, and expectations between client and consultant. It begins with negotiating the scope of work – the client wants concrete deliverables and a predictable timeline. But racial equity is adaptive change it will require changes to core beliefs, priorities, and habits, even ones that have contributed to past success – and deliverables are not always concrete nor timelines predictable.They depend on many unknowns, like the culture and appetite for change and risk-taking, the strengths and liabilities of current leadership, and past harms that must be addressed and repaired. Even foundations who sincerely want to engage in a racial equity change process don’t know what they don’t know – so they fall back on familiar expectations that better suit more technical processes and that reinforce white dominant culture characteristics. Some tell-tale signs include minimizing the discomfort to those holding power (“Will this be a safe process?”), narrow expectations of quantitative data (“What is the evidence that your approach will work?”), and an urgency for action without time for learning, analysis, and relationship building (“When will we see concrete results?”). The role of racial equity consultants is complicated - consistently holding up the mirror to white dominant culture practices while navigating them in order to build a successful relationship and make progress toward racial equity.

The webinar will include discussion between consultants Gita Gulati-Partee, OpenSource Leadership Strategies and Maggie Potapchuk, MP Associates and client Mary Harrison, formerly the Vice President of Programs at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Maggie and Gita will share their approach (and battle scars!) and Mary, who was one of their partners in a recent and ongoing client engagement, will share her perspective from the internal side of responding to consultants, as well as the dynamics that can occur when white culture is disrupted within the organization. There will be time for questions and answers as well as for participants to share their stories and lessons learned.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)


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National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers

Founded in 2006, NNCG’s mission is to increase the quality, effectiveness and capacity of grantmakers by mobilizing and strengthening the work of knowledgeable, ethical, and experienced consultants.

Members benefit from peer networking and educational offerings that help to hone best practices and increase their impact. NNCG also serves as a national forum for cooperative involvement in addressing the principal issues, trends and challenges facing the field of philanthropy.

 

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