COVID-19 Webinar Series

RISING TO THE OCCASION: A Primer on Surviving COVID-19 for Black-Led Nonprofits

Black-led non-profit organizations are invited to participate in a free webinar series hosted by the  Black Funders of St. Louis, an African-American giving circle in the St. Louis Region.

It is no secret that St. Louis faced challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in every sector of our society. We are constantly reminded of the deep-seated inequities that disproportionately affect people of color – like a lack of adequate health insurance, over-incarceration, income disparities, structural racism, and access to medical facilities — which are heightened by this current COVID-19 crisis.

Black-Led organizations may be more acutely feeling the economic and health effects of this crisis and without attention to equity, the resources they need will not likely make it into the communities they serve.

This fast-paced webinar will cover strategic planning, programming, fundraising & fiscal strategies for black-led nonprofits during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

Date and Platform

June 9th 10am – 11:30am, Free Zoom Teleconference

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Webinar Topics

Introduction to Black Funders of St. Louis

Maranda Witherspoon-Richardson
Founder of Black Funders of St. Louis, Founder + President

Strategic Planning & Program Refinement: This is Not Downtime

Marnee Morgan, Morgan Graves Consultants

Fund Development: Protecting & Growing Your Donor Base

Brandon Sterling, Sterling Consulting

Financial Planning: Surviving the Economic Downturn

Kim Stemley, Former CFO, RxOutreach

Webinar Goals

  1. Help Black-Led Non-Profit leaders cope with the programmatic and economic impact of COVID-19
  2. Promote collaboration and a shared strategy for sustainability
  3. Ensure equity and diversity in the St. Louis non-profit sector by supporting Black-Led Non-Profits.

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Technical support provided by Deaconess Foundation and St. Louis Mental Health Board.