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The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties now offers DEIA in Your Nonprofit, a program of our Racial Equity Framework.

DEIA in Your Nonprofit is a four-part learning series designed to help nonprofit leaders, staff, and board members learn more about diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and explore ways to advance DEIA personally, professionally, and organizationally.

Program Design and Dates

  • Four, two-hour sessions held virtually using Zoom
  • Participation will be limited to 16 individuals
  • Participants commit to attending all four sessions when registering
  • Participant fee: $125 per participant
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Session 1: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Session Title: The History of the Nonprofit Sector
Presented by: Prospera Partners

Session 2: Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Session Title: Examining Current Statistics on Equity and Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector
Presented by: Prospera Partners

Session 3: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Title: Progressing Toward a Racially Inclusive and Equitable Workplace
Presented by: Cherice Hopkins, In Harmony LLC

Session 4: Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Title: Dominant Culture and Social Identity
Presented by: Lisa Williams, To Learn Just Notice Consulting

Capacity Building Mini-Grants

At the program conclusion, participants who complete all four sessions will be eligible to apply for a capacity-building mini-grant of up to $1,500 to fund the advancement of DEIA initiatives within their organization.

Eligibility and Commitments

  • This opportunity is open to staff, board, or volunteers of nonprofits serving Loudoun or Northern Fauquier Counties
  • Participants must commit to attending all four sessions
  • Up to two participants may attend from the same organization. Organizations wishing for more than two participants to attend should reach out to Nicole Acosta at [email protected] (exceptions may be made based on availability)
  • Deadline to register is Friday, September 23, 2022

About the Presenters

Prospera Partners is a consulting firm that designs systems change, communities of practice, and strategic program planning to help organizations rethink their approach and transform their work for the greater good. Their team of skilled facilitators has worked together since 2017, co-designing and facilitating “Emerging Leaders in the Social Sector” and “Dismantling Systemic Racism in the Nonprofit Sector” programming created for the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Facilitators for this workshop include Vicki Pozzebon, Rachel “Rae” Miller, Kourtney Andar, Eileen Everett, and Everrette W. Hill, MA. Read their individual bios here

Cherice Hopkins (she/her) is founder and CEO of In Harmony, LLC. Her specialty is helping organizations enhance their capacity to fulfill their missions in a manner meaningfully inclusive —both within their organizations and among the clients they serve. Her background spans both the private and nonprofit sectors including helping Fortune 500 companies foster healthy cultures as an employment law attorney and advancing the rights of and changing narratives about women and people of color as a human rights attorney.Cherice believes practicing equity and inclusion is a way of life and embraces the joy and possibility they hold. She has more than 12 years experience providing strategic guidance to leaders and advising on equitable practices.

Lisa J. Williams (she/her) is a generation X, biracial, cisgender female who identifies as Black. She is of European-American ethnicity. She moved to Loudoun County (original lands of the Patawomeck tribe) in 1998. She started her own practice, To Learn Just Notice (TLJN) Consulting, a DEIA strategic practice after spending 24 years in the Technology industry. She is passionate about DEIA, and is focused on doing this important work in Loudoun County where she and her husband are raising their family. Lisa brings a customized approach to her work that incorporates her strategic leadership skills, lived experience as a Black woman executive, her DEIA and Mental Fitness certifications, and her training in somatic work. She works with individuals, teams, and companies to create sustainable change based on the goals of the client. She is active in the Loudoun community and sits on the board of LAWS and Equality Loudoun.

Racial Equity Framework Program Sponsor