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Inclusion and Diversity for Boards (Partner Event)

Aug. 18, 2021, 4:30pm-6pm EDT


This program is offered in partnership with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN).

Is building an inclusive and welcoming board culture a priority for your organization? While very important, even well-intended efforts to do so can be insensitive and harmful. It matters how your organization recruits board members and recruiting efforts must be done thoughtfully to create a culture that values every perspective. How do you diversify board membership? How do you set up an environment that welcomes and encourages diverse perspectives? How do you name the privilege that is in inherently in the room to ensure privileged voices sit back?

Event Details
This workshop is one in a series hosted by MCN. Through our partnership, MANP members can register for other workshops in the series: Nonprofit Finance on July 21st and Models of Governance on August 4th, both of which are from 4:30pm-6pm EDT / 3:30pm-5pm CDT. MANP members can only register for the individual workshops, not the series as a whole.

About the Presenter
The most important thing about Bukata Hayes is that he is the son of Dia Damani and Karen Hayes, husband to Lisa and father to Damani, Jalen, Zavier, and Zuri. In addition to this, he has served as the Executive Director of the Greater Mankato Diversity Council, a non-profit, focused on diversity, inclusion and equity in Southern Minnesota since September, 2006. In March 2020, he co-authored a book titled, WRITE on RACE to be RIGHT on RACE Resource Journaling Guide which is a self-study on race highlighting its many impacts on our communities. He also co-hosts a local radio show and podcast called DEI: Engaged Exchanges which discusses issues with diversity, equity and inclusion with local and statewide leaders. Bukata received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. He has membership and/or is on the board of numerous organizations such as the Mankato Chapter of the NAACP (Executive Committee), Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Board (President), Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation Board (Vice President) and the Blandin Foundation Board.

  • MANP Members Save $20!
  • $45 MANP members / $65 Nonmembers
  • Enter code NCN when registering for discount
  • Registration for this event is through the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN)
  • MANP members can register for individual Board Training Series events, but not the series as a whole.
  • Click Here to Register – don’t forget to enter discount code NCN
Please contact the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) with questions about registration and/or program content at info@minnesotanonprofits.org.

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