Representation and Inclusive Spaces
Kansas City has many dynamic nonprofits doing amazing work in our communities. More often than not, diversity becomes a catch phrase when talking about the changing landscape of nonprofit leadership. This Coffee Talk will take a look at the realities of the need for more People of Color (POC) in nonprofit leadership positions and boards through intimate conversations with leaders of color.
Join us for an important conversation and a collection of expert advice and connections to resources for POC as they explore careers in nonprofits.
Coffee and pastries will be provided.
Before the Coffee Talk, check out the Forbes article Nonprofit Leadership: How to Create a Diverse Pipeline to the Top for additional references to surveys and studies of People of Color in nonprofits.
Coffee Talk Leaders
Melissa Brown, Executive Director of the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project
Charles King, Executive Director of Kansas City Teacher Residency
Alex Martinez, Field Organizer at the ACLU of Kansas
Erika Noguera, Communications Manager at Folk Alliance International
Nicole Collier-White, Direct of Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation
Spencer Hardwick, Chief of Staff at Teach for America
NaTika Rowles, Corporate Service Specialist at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Justice Gatson, Reale Justice Network & Social Justice Doulas International
YNPNkc provides diverse opportunities for networking around Kansas City and partners with Nonprofit Connect to offer professional development programming. Learn more about YNPNkc here.
We welcome people of all ages and professions, although most of our members are in their 20s and 30s and working in the nonprofit sector.