Training details

calendar_today Thursday, November 11, 2021

access_time Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

place Online

attach_money Free


The political, social, economic, and health environment of the last 18 months has motivated and empowered individuals through collective action to forge change within all communities for racial and economic equity. Individuals of color have a unique perspective and have created nonprofit organizations to impact change within their communities.  

This webinar is designed to teach people of color interested in starting a nonprofit how to ideate, build, and execute the implementation of an effective and successful nonprofit that is both an influencer and helps drive change. The session will also explain the key levers that help build trust, get community buy-in, and address ways that new nonprofits can scale, and manage expectations as you develop a financial plan. Join Dr. Edward Summers of The Thinkubator and colleagues Dr. Duleep Deosthale and Dr. Lessie Branch in a conversation about leading a nonprofit of color.  

Can’t make the webinar? Register and we will send you the full recording so you can watch it on your own time!

Qualifies for
1.5 CFRE point(s)

Additional information

Purchase your webinar registration now to access the recording within two business days of the live webinar. The registration fee entitles the purchaser to one computer log-in, which cannot be shared. No refunds, transfers, or credits will be issued for missed sessions. Please also note that Candid does not sell recordings of our live trainings after they take place.

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  • Understand the key aspects of a successful nonprofit and how to create one along with its mission and vision. Determine and establish credibility in your community.
  • Identify funding opportunities/sources and potential, mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Recognize the challenges of starting a nonprofit of color and how to mitigate them.

Intended audience

  • Beginner
  • Board members
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers
  • Grantmaker/funder
  • Marketing, communications, external affairs
  • Nonprofit startups
  • Program directors and staff

Bonus materials

When you register for this webinar, you receive:

  • a full recording,
  • associated handout(s), if applicable


Dr. Edward Summers (he/him) Founder and CEO, The Thinkubator
Dr. Lessie Branch (she/her) Director of The Think Tank, The Thinkubator
Dr. Duleep Deosthale (he/him) Director of Higher Education Consultancy and Senior Consultant, The Thinkubator