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Customize at Your Convenience | Colorado Nonprofit Conference: Access Granted Schedule

Oct 16, 2020

Colorado Nonprofit Conference: Access Granted features a diverse set of speakers and topics that will resonate with all types of nonprofit roles and personal learning. Everyone has personal reasons why they show up at the conference and each session has different benefits for each person. We hope these pathways will spark new ideas, energize your spirit and help further your journey. What do you want to learn or need at this time?

I want to focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DAY ONE SESSIONS | OCTOBER 21

1. Conference Dedication / Ally to Accomplice
Conference dedication led by Nancy Rae Kochis followed by Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding leading a bold conversation about our commitment to DEI to produce transformational growth.

2. Trailblazing and Wayfinding
A conversation with Donna Murray Brown (she/her/hers and Renny Fagan(he/him/his)  on leading, sector lessons, personal growth, and nonprofit life.

3. Understanding Digital Accessibility
The Constellation Collective provides a digital accessibility primer and foundation that applies regardless of your nonprofit role or background. 

4. Boards and Belonging
What are the next steps to ensure that DEIB is understood and executed in all aspects of recruitment, onboarding, and governance?

DAY TWO SESSIONS | OCTOBER 27

1. Building a Liberation Economy
Jeremie Greer (he/him/his) discusses how dismantling the current oppression economy is necessary to achieve a liberation economy and real systems change. 

2. Building a Trans-Affirming Culture
Dara Hoffman-Fox (they/them/theirs) highlights a need to understand personal and systemic privilege to truly create a trans-affirming organizational culture.

3. DEI: Beyond the Buzzword
Jenny Medrano (she/her/hers) & Maren Miller (she/her/hers) share key lessons learned about long-term DEI development, from the perspectives as facilitators, consultants, and participants.


I want to improve my wellbeing

DAY ONE SESSIONS | OCTOBER 21

1. Creativity as Self-Care
Ashley Cornelius (she/her/hers) explores ways to express ourselves and take deep meaningful care of our minds, bodies, and souls during distressing times.2. Building a Trans-Affirming Culture


2. Art In Evil Times
R. Alan Brooks (he/him/his) asks what would you create if you weren't afraid? Whatever it is, if there were ever a time that the world needs to hear your voice, IT'S NOW.

DAY TWO SESSIONS | OCTOBER 27

1. Poetry / Leading in Uncertain Times
An intimate poetry reading with Ashley Cornelius (she/her/hers) followed by Paul Schmitz  (he/him/his) leading a grounding conversation on the future of your organization and personal needs.


2. Impactful Virtual Gatherings
Tucker Wannamaker(he/him/his) choreographs digital gatherings to catalyze connection, unlock creativity, and leverage all of the voices in the virtual room


I want to build strong relationships

DAY ONE SESSIONS | OCTOBER 21

1. Conference Dedication / Ally to Accomplice
Conference dedication led by Nancy Rae Kochis (she/her/hers) followed by Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding (she/her/hers) leading a bold conversation about our commitment to DEI to produce transformational growth.

2. Connecting Across the Virtual Divide
The Colorado Nonprofit Association hosts a fun, mini-retreat that helps bridge the gap between physical distance and your organization’s team culture.

3. Connection and Reflection
Express your thoughts and takeaways from day one in the Association’s virtual lounge space surrounded by fellow companions, wayfinders, and trailblazers.

DAY TWO SESSIONS | OCTOBER 27

1. Strategic Options to Thrive
Lara W. Jakubowski (she/her/hers) helps nonprofit leaders consider collaborative options as their needs change amid the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. Beyond Charitable Giving: Thinking Expansively About Philanthropy's Future
This dynamic panel explores ways for philanthropic actions in Colorado to better build community and improve the quality of life for all our residents.

3. Impactful Virtual Gatherings
Tucker Wannamaker (he/him/his) choreographs digital gatherings to catalyze connection, unlock creativity, and leverage all of the voices in the virtual room.

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