Let's Take On the World!

The Social Innovations Journal is hosting weekly webinar panel discussions for a wider range of expertise.  Each webinar panel will have the perspectives of multiple social innovations authors, entrepreneurs and sector leaders from multiple cities across the country and world. 
 
We believe innovation never happens in one place, so we’re bringing multiple places to you.
 
Our webinars will run for 1-hr at 2:00PM EDT on Wednesdays followed by 30 minutes of Q&A, and will be interactive allowing for audience direct connections to industry experts. 
 
Attendees can expect an insider’s perspective on a range of topics, best practices and what the most innovative and cutting edge solutions are currently being implemented in cities and communities across the world.

  Disrupting Traditional Philanthropy

Disrupting Traditional Philanthropy

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More than 1.5 million non-profit organizations exist across the United States. The vast majority of these organizations do not succeed, but many more still play an enormous in role in helping to combat the many issues facing communities across the country. Finding the right non-profit and ensuring philanthropic dollars achieve the impact they are intended for, is an increasingly difficult task.

This webinar brings together experts from across the country to discuss how the philanthropy community is evolving. Attendees interested in supporting non-profits can expect a better understanding of best practices for ensuring your money reaches its mission. Attendees coming from the non-profit world can expect an inside look into what innovative practices investors are using to assess and invest non-profit. The philanthropic world is evolving quickly, this webinar seeks to give the most updated perspective on what to expect, and what to do to ensure sustainable funding and impact in the future.

Moderator:

Nicholas Torres, CEO, Social Innovations Journal, Institute, and Lab

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Investing in Minority Entrepreneurs: Economic, social, and political power of marginalized communities.

New data reveals that there are more than 11 million minority-owned businesses in the United States. This number is twice what it was 10 years ago and is expected to grow at an exponential rate. Minority entrepreneurs are a driving force in the US economy that helps to inspire innovation through alternative cultural experience and perspective. Despite these numbers most minorities in the US live in communities chained down by cyclical unemployment and systematic barriers preventing true economic growth. Empowering more communities to rise out of poverty and to take control of their community issues will further strengthen our nation as a whole; but that’s easier said than done.

This webinar brings together experts to discuss how best our communities are tackling the issues of entrenched marginalization. Attendees can expect to learn about best practices for empowering and encouraging minority entrepreneurs, the unique barriers they face and what is likely to come in the next few years.

Moderator:

Nicholas Torres, CEO, Social Innovations Journal, Institute, and Lab

Presenters:

Jessyca Dudley, Founding Member, South Side Giving Circle

Bob Glaves, Executive Director, The Chicago Bar Foundation

Geraldine Sanchez Aglipay, National Women's Entrepreneurship Manager, Small Business Majority

  Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture

Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture

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This webinar will review Equity in the Center's Race Equity Cycle framework, share critical learnings from its “Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture” publication and provide insight on tactics to support organizations in moving through the Race Equity Cycle.

The Race Equity Cycle identifies the three stages and common entry points of building a Race Equity Culture; helps organizations find themselves in this work; and names the levers that create momentum in building a Race Equity Culture. Participants will be provided key learnings on how to operationalize equity and measurably shift organizational culture toward race equity.

1) Participants will be introduced to research and resources Equity in the Center provides to support leaders and organizations in advancing race equity.

2) Participants will understand key research findings from the “Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture” publication, and how to apply the Race Equity Cycle framework in their own work.

3) Participants will learn about management and operational levers that can shift organizational culture toward race equity.

Presenter: ANDREW PLUMLEY

Andrew Plumley comes to ProInspire with experience in sustainability, strategy, and diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting in both the social and private sectors.  He has also worked in education, where he’s advised on diversity and inclusion strategy at higher ed. institutions, as well as provided access and success programming for Pell eligible, students of color.  In his role as Senior Program Manager, Andrew manages the launch of Equity in the Center, which is a field wide initiative to influence leaders to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to create a more diverse and equitable social sector.