Ten nonprofit leaders of color have been selected to participate in the Omaha Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Capacity Building Program.
Through dynamic professional development activities and executive coaching sessions, this program helps nonprofits strengthen their organization, expand their network, and amplify their impact in the community.
Meet the 2021-2022 Cohort:
- Johnny Nesbit, Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals
- Karine E. Sokpoh, Midlands African Chamber, Inc
- Malinda Williams, Omaha 100
- Karrissa Jyles, Financial Beginnings
- Dominique Morgan, Black and Pink, Inc.
- Marshawn Ford, 3SISTERS
- Michael Robinson, Greater Omaha Alliance for Business Ethics
- Nyaliep Nhial, Youth for Greater Good
- Bridgett Belsky, Room for Roots, Inc.
- Stephanie Bradley, Touch of Gold
They will participate in a 13-month curriculum designed to unpack and uplift their unique experiences as nonprofit leaders of color while also increasing their organizational and leadership capacity.
Our program operates with the understanding that nonprofit leaders are best suited to identify and address the needs of their organization. To meet these needs, we offer resources that include cohort-based peer learning, diverse coaches and facilitators, and personal and professional development coaching.
Serving in a leadership role can be challenging. It encompasses working in close partnership with the board of directors to develop actionable strategies while inspiring internal staff to fulfill their organization’s mission.
Research shows the experience is even more difficult for people of color whose organizations are often under-resourced and underfunded.
Using findings from our program evaluations and based on our own racial equity journey, we changed our Nonprofit Capacity Building Program in 2019 to focus on engaging nonprofit leaders of color.
Visit the Nonprofit Capacity Building page to learn more.