Training details

calendar_today Friday, September 9, 2022

access_time Eastern: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Central: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mountain: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pacific: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

place Online

attach_money $150

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The Leadership Circle for Fundraisers of Color is a weekly peer group meeting of development professionals who identify as People of Color. In an informal, virtual roundtable format, participants will have frank conversations about their lived experiences, and share challenges and strategies for personal and professional success. As a participant, you will have an opportunity to connect with colleagues from all over the country and share insights, gain practical solutions, and alleviate any on-the-job isolation or stress you might experience. Feel free to enjoy your breakfast or lunch while we meet. 

Topics will include:

  • How to identify institutional racist practices and what to do about it as a fundraiser of color
  • Mindfulness as a tool to foster emotional awareness, and self-regulation
  • Aligning your job with your values
  • Career Development and how to advocate for yourself through uncomfortable conversations

Qualifies for
10 CFRE point(s)

Additional information

To support your work and ensure our trainings are more accessible, we’re offering this program at an early-bird price of $100—a savings of $50 off the standard costs. The price increases to $150 on August 30, 2022.

How Our Virtual Workshops Work:

Within one business day of your registration, you will be enrolled in this course and receive an e-mail from Candid Learning through our eLearning platform, Bridge. This email will have instructions on how to create your own online account in Bridge as well as a link to access your course.

In Bridge, you will be introduced to the course and instructors and be provided with links to the live sessions. The peer circle will meet virtually for 5 weeks via Zoom on Fridays from 12:00-2:00 pm EST.  Dates will be:

  • September 9, 2022
  • September 16, 2022
  • September 23, 2022
  • September 30, 2022
  • October 7, 2022

We recommend using Firefox as your browser. Visit Bridge for more information on accessing courses, navigating through a course, and viewing its technical requirements. You can learn more about Zoom by accessing this page. You will have access to the course for 90 days after enrollment. The course fee entitles purchaser to one computer log-in which cannot be shared. In addition, no refunds, transfers or credits will be issued.

Unable to attend the live session? While we strongly encourage you to attend the highly-interactive live sessions, we will record the live meetings and circulate the recording to all course participants within 24 hours of the meetings.

By enrolling in this training, you agree to grant Candid permission to document this session with photography, film, and/or video. Material captured may be used in future publications, brochures, or other printed materials used to promote Candid. Please inform instructor if you do not agree to these conditions.


  • Network with peers who are managing racism and bias while working to influence incremental change
  • Share ideas in an informal safe space with fellow fundraisers of color
  • Discuss insights and resources to thrive in your nonprofit career
  • Connect with peers on how to strike a professional-personal balance

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers


Ivonne Simms (she/her) Network Engagement Manager Candid
Dido Balla, (he/him) Chief Vision Officer, FitLit
Virginia Almendarez Startup Coach, IFundWomen
Denise B. Lawrence (she/her) Owner, Charity Consultants, Inc.