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EVC Lunch and Learn Speaker Series [Feb. 13th]

Updated: Jan 30

Enterprising Ventures of Color (EVC) invites you to participate in a 5 part national nonprofit speaker series where we will have prominent nonprofit leaders from across the country who have created innovative solutions and cutting-edge best practices to transform their communities. These nonprofit organizational experts will provide critical insights for increased positive social impact that contribute to their 501 © 3 success. Discussion topics will include emergent revenue generation techniques (individual donor campaigns, state and federal contracts), strategic, effective communication practices (social and paid media), power-building techniques, managing complex boards, and self-care management tips.   

Join us with guest speaker, Cat Goughnour! Cat Goughnour is Founder and CEO, of Radix Consulting Group, and she has served as both a human rights consultant, specializing in technical assistance, human and civil rights strategies, and system change expertise to support placemaking and positive economic mobility for communities and individuals. Radix Consulting Group’s Right 2 Root™ is a community-led, community-funded approach designed for community members affected by displacement and gentrification to work with planners, architects, and other progressive firms to become architects of our own lives, communities, families, and futures.  Cat established Right 2 Root, a community-centered system for equitable development for which she received awards from the American Planning Association and the City of Portland's Human Rights Commission.

Cat has also served on the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative, headed the Racial Wealth Equity Strategy team, and was Racial Wealth Equity Fellow at Prosperity Now, a 45-year-old national nonprofit focused on asset-building for low- and moderate-income people. In addition to building capacity to design, develop, operationalize, and evaluate multi-stakeholder human-centered solutions, she has a background in social science, community economic development, design thinking, and public health.

Goughnour is originally from Oregon where she served as Housing Committee Chair of the Oregon Chapter of the NAACP and trainer at the Northwest Public Employees Diversity Conference five years running. She worked in coalitions to revise the City of Portland’s Comprehensive Plan, establish and design the N/NE Housing Strategy, including its Community Benefits Agreement and Preference Policy, while concurrently serving on the Metro Regional Government’s Equitable Housing Advisory Committee and Equitable Framework Advisory Group.

This Tuesday Lunch and Learn Speaker Series is made possible through the Greater Flint Coronavirus Taskforce on Racial Inequities’ Philanthropic Subcommittee: The Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Ruth Mott Foundation, and the United Way of Genesee County.  

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