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Dismantling Systemic Racism in the Nonprofit Sector – National Cohort

September 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - December 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

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Open to anyone in the nonprofit world – including those who work in New Mexico and across the United States, whether you’re a trustee, volunteer, staff, or donor – who would like to learn about racism in the sector and more importantly, do something about it.


We require participants to commit to all 8 sessions that will occur September 10 – December 17, 2021:

  • Sept 10 and 24:  2 – 4 pm MT
  • Oct 8 and 22: 2 – 4 pm MT
  • Nov 5 and 19: 2 – 4 pm MT
  • Dec 3 and 17: 2 – 4 pm MT


  • New Mexico: Participants who work in New Mexico will pay via the Santa Fe Community Foundation where a sliding scale is offered based on organizational budgets.
  • Out of State: The fee for participants who work for organizations outside of New Mexico is $350 and participants will pay via Prospera Partners.

Let’s Learn to Do Better, Together

This 8-session workshop will help nonprofit leaders anywhere in the US recognize and transform systems of inequity in their organizations. 

The COVID-19 pandemic, police brutality, and racial justice protests of the last year have exposed a larger audience to the inequities that are woven into the fabric of the US. To the surprise of some, and the lived reality of most, this includes the systemic racism and other interconnected systems of oppression that are present in the nonprofit sector.

This program was created as an opportunity to collectively examine and identify inherent injustices in US systems, while rethinking the potential of the sector to move forward, centering equity and dismantling white dominant culture. Our Facilitation Team will lead this 8-session program to unravel the systemic racism of the nonprofit sector, and guide and motivate leaders to transform the sector for more equitable systems and distributed power.

This is open to anyone working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector – board members, volunteer teams, staff, program officers, donors – anyone who wants to both learn about racism in the sector AND do something about it.

We require participants to commit to all 8 sessions that will occur September 10 – December 17, 2021:

  • Sept 10 and 24:  2 – 4 pm MT
  • Oct 8 and 22: 2 – 4 pm MT
  • Nov 5 and 19:  2 – 4 pm MT
  • Dec 3 and 17: 2 – 4 pm MT

In this 16-hour (8, 2 hour sessions) workshop you’ll join nonprofit professionals in a guided history of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. The sessions are live, virtual gatherings with group discussion, reflection exercises, and a chance to learn from and connect with your peers. Sessions are NOT recorded. Your full participation in these experiential learning sessions helps to create trust among participants and provide a brave space for learning and exploring together.

In these sessions we will:

  • Examine the history of the nonprofit sector: how it came to be, and how philanthropy was designed for the benefit of corporate interests
  • Explore how to dismantle systemic racism and interconnected systems of oppression (and privilege) in the sector (with case studies)
  • Increase capacity to work with boards, staff, and volunteers to rebuild an equitable and just organization
  • Develop an understanding of the problematic nature of an “urgency” mindset (often pervasive on boards when addressing anti-racism and equity issues)
  • Strengthen our collective ability to talk to Philanthropy about systemic racism
  • Explore methods and strategies to support staff, board, and volunteers in their own anti-racism journeys
  • Be provided with an intentional container for personal learning, transformation, networking, and support

The deadline to register is August 27, 2021

Work in New Mexico? Register Here.Outside of NM? Register Here.

Each session will take place virtually, over Zoom.

Register by August 27, 2021!

Facilitated by Vicki Pozzebon, Everette Hill, Kourtney Andar, Eileen Everett and Rachel (Rae) Miller

This team of skilled facilitators has been working together since 2017. Vicki Pozzebon and Everette Hill are longtime colleagues and friends who share a deep commitment to transforming communities for the better by transforming leaders. Everette co-designed and co-facilitates the Emerging Leaders program at Santa Fe Community Foundation – a program that has graduated over 100 nonprofit leaders in New Mexico – with Vicki.

Eileen Everett and Kourtney Andar are alumni of the Emerging Leaders Program and joined the facilitation team in 2019 to help grow the program. Both work in nonprofit leadership positions which means they bring unique skills and passion for transformational leadership to the facilitation team, having both experienced this work themselves.

Rachel (Rae) Miller joined Prospera Partners as an associate consultant and facilitator and leads all of the company’s facilitated programs. Vicki and Rae have worked together in systems change transformation since 2007.

With input from dozens of alumni of the Emerging Leaders program, the Prospera Partners team decided it was a natural next step to offer a deep dive program that addresses systemic racism in the nonprofit sector. The Facilitation Team is, as Kourtney Andar describes it, “a group of skilled professionals who have become family through this work.” Learn more.


September 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
December 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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Virtual (via Zoom)
United States