Webinars

Here is a list of past Pathways’ Webinars that are a free and easy way to get the information you need to stay at the top of your game.

Recorded Webinars

Transforming the Workplace Through Intentionality  In this webinar, Lakesha McDay will discuss useful tools and strategies focusing on the “how” and help move your organization further on the continuum of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The webinar can be viewed here.

The slide presentation can be viewed here.

Lakesha McDay, a native of Asheville and has been employed with Mission Health for 22 years.  While working at Mission, Lakesha has held positions in Administration, Materials Management and Human Resources. Her journey in Human resources began in the Talent Acquisition area.  She has held positions as a Strategic Business Partner, a Consultant for the Center for Leadership and Professional Development and now serves as the Director for HR Strategy, Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity. Lakesha holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, a post-graduate certificate in Innovation Management from Western Carolina University and is a Certified Diversity Professional through the Institute for Diversity.

 

Sharing Impact in Ways That Generate Income & Interest  Listen to what fundraising experts Amanda Pearce and Marie Palacios of Funding For Good have to say about learning to move beyond basic grant and donor reports and create interest with prospective donors through effective impact reporting.

The webinar can be viewed here.

The slide presentation can be viewed here.

Amanda Pearce, CFRE is a grant writing expert, executive and development coach, fundraising consultant, and national fundraising trainer.  Mandy launched Funding for Good, Inc. in 2009 to equip organizations with skills and tools needed to become successful and sustainable.  Mandy has taken her passion and expertise for fundraising to the development field and shared it with individuals and organizations for over 21 years through executive coaching, strategic and development planning, seminars, and specialized consulting programs.  Mandy’s dynamic teaching style brings thousands of people annually to her presentations at conventions, trainings, workshops, in person and online.  Her business model is centered on her key values, honesty, efficiency, direct communication, and bringing dollars to local communities.

Marie Palacios, originally a native of Morganton, NC is an experienced leader in the nonprofit sector. She currently serves as a part-time executive director of the Exploring Joara Foundation, a non-profit organization in Morganton, NC, and as a development consultant for both emerging and experienced businesses through Funding for Good, Inc. Marie began her non-profit career as a volunteer with Centro Latino of Hickory in 2002 where she developed an after-school program for at-risk Latino youth, served as Program Director and transitioned into the role of Executive Director which she filled from 2008-2014.  For the past 15 years, Marie has dedicated her time and energy to education and advocacy within diverse sectors of the community and enjoys hosting a variety of non-profit development  workshops/programs at the state and national levels.

 

When Racial Equity Gets Real:  Moving Beyond Theory to Daily Practice  Tamiko Ambrose Murray, a community-based researcher, cultural organizer, facilitator and consultant and Marisol Jiménez, founder and lead consultant for Tepeyac Consulting dive into some “real talk” about racial equity and hear the experiences and perspectives of other nonprofit leaders in their efforts to move from theory to practice.

(Please note, there were technical difficulties in the recording at the 13:45 mark)

View and listen for free here.

The slide presentation can be viewed here.

Tamiko Ambrose Murray is a community-based researcher, cultural organizer, facilitator and consultant. Tamiko’s qualitative evaluation methodologies, curriculum design and facilitation methods have supported schools, institutions and nonprofits in WNC and throughout the south to explore new ways to integrate racial equity strategies within programs, policies, practices and organizational culture. She currently serves as a core staff member at the Center for Participatory Change and co-coordinates its WNC Racial Equity Circle. She is co-founder of Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community and its primary program, “Word on the Street,” an online arts and culture magazine for and by youth of color in Asheville and beyond. She presently serves as the co-vice-president of Asheville City Schools Foundation’s board of directors and is Chair of Alternate ROOTS, an Atlanta-based, southeast regional organization that works at the intersection of arts and activism.

Marisol Jiménez is the founder and lead consultant for Tepeyac Consulting. Marisol served as the Racial Equity Training Director for OpenSource Leadership Strategies, Inc., a national consulting firm committed to amplifying the work of social justice organizations for several years. Marisol has worked with leaders in the areas of education, immigrant justice, workers’ rights, youth leadership development, health, and the environment. Through Tepeyac Consulting, Marisol has been able to work on a number of exciting projects, including: building the infrastructure of a sanctuary movement with Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción (CIMA) and Nuestro Centro; partnering with the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to strengthen the statewide infrastructure of the NC Latino immigrant justice movement; and offering racial equity trainings and coaching for community leaders and organizations across the country.

 

Boards in Motion:  Moving from Diversity to Equity Tamiko Ambrose Murray (Center for Participatory Change) and Kate Pett (Asheville City Schools Foundation) explore the role of racial equity at the board level and delve into one board’s story on the road toward achieving greater equity.

View and listen for free here.

The slide presentation can be viewed here.

Tamiko Ambrose Murray is a community-based researcher, cultural organizer, facilitator and consultant. Tamiko’s qualitative evaluation methodologies, curriculum design and facilitation methods have supported schools, institutions and nonprofits in WNC and throughout the south to explore new ways to integrate racial equity strategies within programs, policies, practices and organizational culture. She currently serves as a core staff member at the Center for Participatory Change and co-coordinates its WNC Racial Equity Circle. She is co-founder of Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community and its primary program, “Word on the Street,” an online arts and culture magazine for and by youth of color in Asheville and beyond. She presently serves as the co-vice-president of Asheville City Schools Foundation’s board of directors and is Chair of Alternate ROOTS, an Atlanta-based, southeast regional organization that works at the intersection of arts and activism.

Kate Pett is an equity-focused nonprofit executive with 14+ years in program design, implementation, and assessment, and, 7+ years in direct service to vulnerable youth and families of diverse backgrounds.  Kate has been engaged in nonprofit leadership for more than ten years, serving primarily in education as a vehicle for enhancing social justice. Kate has served as the Executive Director of the Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) for five years during which time she has greatly expanded the financial, human, and direct-service resources the ACSF provides to the Asheville City Schools. Kate was also the educational director of a wilderness program for adjudicated youth, and a classroom teacher in inner city Detroit and the Asheville City Schools. Kate was a community organizer in Seattle, Washington where she developed a school-based resource center for vulnerable children and families. Kate learned much of what she knows about how to build community from the villages which generously hosted her as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines and Mali, West Africa.

 

All Aboard!  Preparing for Changes in Overtime and More with Carol Rovello

This timely program addresses common challenges associated with the upcoming changes in overtime and other personnel regulations.  Obtain important information about basic Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements, better understand how the upcoming changes will impact your organization, and identify key steps needed to be ready for the deadline. (Please note, webinar begins at 00:18 in the recording)

*UPDATE: A federal judge in Texas has blocked the Department of Labor’s new federal overtime rule, which was scheduled to go into effect December 1 and would require paying overtime to most workers making less than $47,476 a year.  Until a final decision is reached, employers may follow the existing rule. For more information, read the article here.
For additional information, follow this link.

 

View and listen for free Here.

Click on each title to review additional resources from the webinar.

Webinar Overtime slides

Additional Information on Exempt Criteria

DOL WHD Guidence for Nonprofits

DOF Fact Sheet 22 Hours Worked

29 CFR Fixed Salary for Fluctuating Hours

NCDOL Handy Reference Guide to Wage & Hour Act

NC Center for Nonprofits – Start Planning Now for Overtime Changes

Carol Rovello worked as the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization early in her career before becoming a human resource and organizational development consultant and trainer.  She started her first consulting practice in 1984, and has worked with a broad range of clients in private industry, education, government and the nonprofit sector. Her consulting work has included HR-related assessments.

 

Time Management Keys for the Nonprofit Leader with Russ Seagle.

Learn how to get in control of your time and get more done in a day with less stress and better results. Russ shares the time management keys used by successful leaders and executives.

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Russ Seagle, Executive Director of the Sequoyah Fund, began his work with the Sequoyah Fund in 2009 as a loan officer and client consultant.  Prior to that he served as Director of the Small Business Center at Southwestern Community College for over 11 years. He has owned several small businesses and has been a professional speaker since 2000 on topics of small business success and leadership. He holds a BSBA degree in Marketing from Appalachian State University and a MBA from Western Carolina University.

 

3 Keys to Outrageous Fundraising Success with Sandy Rees.

Nonprofit fundraising coach and author Sandy Rees, CFRE, offers 3 keys to successfully raising the annual dollars your organization needs to operate. Learn tips and strategies that really work!

View and listen for free Here.

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