Date(s) - 04/10/2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) exists to provide integrated technology services to nonprofits and other mission-based organizations. It’s also our pleasure to offer you professional development opportunities that are both free of charge and free of sales pitches.
TNB is delighted to invite you to a Roundtable session about class issues in nonprofit data and evaluation. Our featured guests will be Anne Phillips and Denise Moorehead of Class Action.
Here’s a little bit about this session:
When is the last time you thought about data, evaluation and analytics – and simultaneously thought about socioeconomic class or classism? If you are like most people, the answer might be “never.” But you’d be missing an important component of the way class background has shaped and continues to shape your worldview. It plays a role in the way we communicate information, in the data we value most, and often even in our comfort level with the evaluation process.
Join Class Action’s Executive Director Anne Phillips and digital content editor Denise Moorehead in an exploration of your own class background, that of others in your workplace, your funders and constituents. Then share strategies for working across class differences in your data and evaluation work to make the information collected useful for all stakeholders.
Here’s a little more about Anne:
Anne Phillips has working-class roots, and was raised in a modest working and lower middle class neighborhood with a great public school district. Anne and her two siblings were all first generation college students, as her parents made a pact that their kids would get more education than they did. She was initially inspired to work for social change by Paul Wellstone, who ran his first grassroots senatorial campaign during her high school years. Influenced by great lefty professors during college, Anne became an activist, working on fair pay for campus service staff, anti-sweatshop and anti-globalization movements of the late 90s. Anne went on to become a community organizer and then fundraiser on behalf of many different causes including the environment, reproductive rights, worker rights and healthcare. Her passions (in no particular order) include bicycling, swimming, building community, racial justice and her two grey cats.
Here’s a little more about Denise:
Denise Moorehead was an only child for 11 years, giving her access to opportunities beyond those of most kids in a lower-middle-class family. During this time, her African-American parents also increased their educational and earning power in conjunction with advancements made available by the Civil Rights movement. So, as a young child, Denise was often in the company of upper-middle-class children in these settings and working-class children in her neighborhood. Her parents prepared her to fit in with all groups. Today, Denise works with nonprofits and small businesses through Moorehead Creative Solutions to tell their stories evocatively – while being an evangelist for eliminating classism.
1) In keeping with the spirit of the TNB Roundtable series, this session will NOT be a sales pitch for any product or service. This will be a professional development opportunity for nonprofit professionals who want to learn with and from their peers in other organizations.
2) This session is for employees of nonprofit organizations. It is not designed to meet the needs of vendors, volunteers, students, consultants, job-seekers, and others.
3) Priority in registration will be given to those who are employed by nonprofit organizations that hold full membership in the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.
4) Participation in this session is free of charge for nonprofit professionals. However, you must have a confirmed registration in order to attend.
5) If this session is booked to capacity by the time you seek to register for it, please go ahead and put yourself on the waiting list. We have a good track record of finding seats for nonprofit professionals on the waiting list.
We hope that you can join us for a vigorous and informative conversation, in which you will be welcome to share your knowledge and experience with your peers!