Nonprofit Mini Summit

May 19, 2022 | Online Conversation & Networking
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Nonprofits face several existential crises:

  • How to attract the best talent given that business is now perceived as a more trustworthy change agent in today’s world
  • How to ensure the mission is beholden to the beneficiaries and employees, not simply the board members
  • How to eliminate burnout
  • How to overcome the scarcity mindset that plagues leaders
  • How to ensure nonprofits are healthy, equitable workplaces
Despite these pressures, nonprofits play an integral role in affecting social impact. And, like any industry, NGO employees at all levels can and must adapt to best serve today’s biggest challenges.

Join Be Social Change and our partners for a half-day virtual event all about improving and fortifying nonprofit practices. Hear from leaders and visionaries in the field of non-profit hiring, culture, leadership, and collaboration.

Join a single event of this virtual half-day Nonprofit Mini Summit or the full day’s schedule.

Conversation #1: How to Get a Job in a leading Nonprofit/NGO (1:00 – 2:00 pm ET)

  • Join staffing experts to hear what they are looking for, how to differentiate your application materials, the best nonprofit job search strategies, and what to look for in the NGOs you apply to.

Conversation #2: How to Create a Healthy Nonprofit Culture (2:15 – 3:15 pm ET)

  • Gain best practices, insights, and skills to ensure your organization is building a great and healthy culture. Too many employees cite burnout, poor management practices, and microaggressions or institutional biases as the reason they leave. Be a part of changing that equation for your organization, which will lead to greater impact and success.

Facilitated Networking for the Nonprofit Space: (3:30 – 4:30 pm ET)

  • Connect with NGO professionals to learn more about the sector, find points of collaboration, and gain inspiration and recognition for the incredible work that is being done!

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Jennifer Morgan

Consultant, Outsourcing, Nonprofit HR
Jennifer is responsible for engaging with her clients to support them in all aspects of the HR lifecycle. As an HR professional that enjoys all areas of HR, Jennifer excels in performance management, learning & development and employee relations. She prides herself as a committed, mission-driven leader with a passion for strategic HR planning.

Jennifer lends her talents to organizations in the advocacy space and prefers to work with the small but mighty teams. Prior to joining Nonprofit HR, Jennifer began her HR career with 10 years in the oil & gas corporate sector and most recently served as the HR Manager at a social services agency that supported individuals with developmental disabilities. It was at this agency that Jennifer learned she is passionate about missions that advocate for disadvantaged, marginalized, and vulnerable communities.

With a bachelor’s degree in Communication and History from the University of Lynchburg and her Professional of Human Resources (PHR) certification, Jennifer holds the belief that an organization’s culture is critical to its overall success. Born and raised in Houston, TX, Jennifer now resides in Oregon where she enjoys creative writing, bird watching, family trips to the lake, and game nights with friends.

Yasmine Laurent

Head of People & Culture for Tides Advocacy, Principal Consultant & Founder of YJLaurent Consulting
Yasmine is a seasoned talent, equity & inclusion practitioner with over 15 years of human capital experience in both for-profit and non-profit sectors.

Her versatile background encompasses developing and implementing full-scale talent management, organizational development and diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.

Yasmine has grown a robust career leading equity, access and change initiatives across numerous industries.

She holds an MBA from Simmons College, a Masters in Human Services from Springfield College, and a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Multinational Business Operations and International Affairs from Florida State University.

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Kaydian Comer, PCCMP

Workplace Equity Practitioner & Founder, The Promise Box, LLC
As a proud survivor and conqueror of domestic violence, Kaydian founded The Promise Box, LLC (TPB) to teach people how to redesign their lives after setbacks to maximize their potential to flourish and navigate change successfully. TPB delivers keynotes, differentiated leadership development programs, change leadership consulting, and employee engagement solutions to ensure employees thrive within the workplace.

Kaydian formerly held the role of Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer within the nonprofit sector across a 20-county footprint in Ohio. In this role, Kaydian was responsible for all aspects of Human Resources, DEIA, and Organizational Development.

In the community, Kaydian serves at the local, state, and national level. She leads as a United State of Women (USOW) National Ambassador amplifying and supporting strategic partnerships to accelerate the advancement of gender equity and eliminate gender-based violence. As a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, she serves on the Connection and Social Action Committee, Program Committee, and Standards Committee.

Kaydian earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a specialization in Education from the University of Florida. She completed the Cornell University ILR School Organization Design Course and is a graduate of the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute. Kaydian was recently accepted into the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell University.

Tali Leibowitz

Director of Global Community, Vee
Tali Leibowitz is a community builder, marketing expert, and one of Vee’s earliest hires. As Director of Global Community at Vee, Tali empowers over 500 nonprofits to achieve their goals of helping people in need by equipping them with the tools and support to scale their impact.

Driven by her passion for bringing people together, Tali has led teams both locally and internationally, across a range of industries, from education to legal to tech.

Tali holds a B.A. in Psychology from Reichman University. In her free time, she volunteers with nonprofits supporting Holocaust survivors and the elderly.

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Tyler Hall

Director of Communications, GiveDirectly
Tyler joins GiveDirectly after a six-year stint working in late-night television as a director, producer, and writer.

In 2017, he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’s Hurricane Maria Relief Special.

He graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Sociology.

Jonny Imerman

Co-Founder, CLOZTALK
Be Social Change member, Jonny Imerman, is a beloved figure wherever he goes. Jonny joins every Be Social Change event – you can always see him smiling from his Zoom box, enthusiastic about learning the latest in sustainability and social good.

His journey in social impact began when he was 26 years old and was diagnosed with cancer. After a two-year battle, he and a group of other survivors founded an incredible nonprofit called Imerman Angels, a Chicago-based nonprofit that matches cancer patients with survivors of the very same diagnosis as a support and mentor figure during the most difficult time of people’s lives.

In trying to reach out to more cancer survivors, Jonny and his co-founders tried all different types of nonprofit promotion. After trial-and-error and then learning what worked, they harnessed their findings into a new social enterprise called CLOZTALK that has the power to transform nonprofit marketing. CLOZTALK partners with incredible nonprofits to create beautiful, simple, black and white t-shirts featuring their logos. When you purchase your favorite nonprofit’s t-shirt, CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits back to its 230+ and growing list of vetted nonprofits and you become more than a donor – you become a walking advocate for the mission most important to you. Jonny envisions a world where every person is representing the social causes closest to their heart.

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Marcos Salazar – Moderator

CEO and Co-Founder, Be Social Change

Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a serial social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. For as long as Marcos has been working in the social impact space, he has also been building businesses.

Marcos has worked in research and leadership development at the American Psychological Association, Girl Scouts, and the White House Project (promoting women to run for office). He is also the founder of two t-shirt companies, a number of social impact blogs, and the author of two books.

Through Be Social Change, Marcos taps into his entrepreneur’s creativity and social good inspiration to help people find and do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles.

Marcos earned a degree from Amherst College and a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University.

Jenn Lishansky

Chief Engagement Officer, Be Social Change

Jenn Lishansky is the Chief Engagement Officer for Be Social Change, the professional network for social impact. In addition to hosting events for Be Social Change, Jenn also cultivates mutually beneficial partnerships and identifies ways to support mission-driven organizations.

Previously, Jenn served as a youth delegate to the United Nations representing the Federation of Business and Professional Women. The experience of meeting incredible women entrepreneurs inspired her to start her own business, teaching meditation to groups around New York City, including Columbia University, Facebook, the NASDAQ, Journey Meditation, as well as consulting on wellness curricula.

Jenn previously worked in the nonprofit space for organizations like buildOn, working on a team to develop the peer-to-peer fundraising strategy of the organization. Jenn also served as the External Relations Manager at Seeds of Peace, an international youth peacebuilding nonprofit, and as an Institute Coordinator for Global Youth Leadership Institutes, where she led trips for students to explore sustainability, multi-cultural identity, religious plurality, and collaborative leadership. Jenn holds degrees in Religious Studies and Politics from NYU.

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Main Sponsor

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Vee is a 100% free volunteer recruitment and management platform for nonprofits. Your nonprofit can post any activity—meal delivery, mentoring, or graphic design, for example— and volunteers can sign up to support you through their app. Vee’s vision is to offer accessible, scalable, and intuitive solutions for volunteering across the world.

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