Compelling conversations about the challenges and opportunities impacting the nonprofit sector in Detroit and SE Michigan.
NC #11 - Digital Inclusion
In 2019, Detroit was considered to be the least connected city in the United States. Natural Collisions guests discuss the connectivity challenges in Detroit, and how all sectors are joining forces to lessen the digital divide.
Myka Burley, Program Manager on the Education & Employment team at Rocket Community Fund
Autumn Evans, Deputy Director, Digital Inclusion & Equity at the City of Detroit
NC #10 - The Soul of Black Philanthropy
Natural Collisions guests discuss philanthropy and funding for Black-led organizations. The conversation spans the origins of Black philanthropy, its current state, and what the future of philanthropy looks like for Black-led organizations. Also, an honest talk about the disparities between Black-led and white-led organizations. Join the discussion...
Karris Jackson, Chief Operating Officer at POISE Foundation
Dwan Dandridge, CEO/Founder of Black Leaders Detroit
Nikia Washington, Senior Director of Restorative Communications & Philanthropy at Earlyworks LLC
NC #9 - The Shift to Wellbeing
Is the shift to wellbeing permanent or a temporary trend for organizations? Wellbeing advocates discuss the shift to wellbeing from a global perspective.
Mark Greer, Transforming Power Fund
Alana Cookman, The Wellbeing Project
Jessamyn Shams-Lau, philanthropy, equity, and wellbeing advocate
NC #8 - Collaborate Differently
Co.act Detroit was founded on the idea that collaboration is key to creating a resilient nonprofit community in Southeast Michigan. Today, we talk with three people from disparate ends of the sector about partnering with each other and thinking differently about collaboration within their work.
Tim Jones-Yelvington, Senior Consultant with Foresight Design
Kimberly Faison, Director of Community and Economic Development at Detroit Future City
Sonia Plata, Foundation Director with Flagstar Bank
NC #7 - Work Well
Mental health days. 4-day work weeks. Meeting-free Fridays. If these seem like foreign concepts to you, you’re in the right place. This month, we speak to three social impact and nonprofit leaders about creating a culture of wellness at work. Through flexibility, trust, and compassion these organizations are showing us how to transition from surviving to thriving.
Spring Opara, Project Director at CompassPoint
Noah Urban, Senior Analyst and Project Lead at Data Driven Detroit
Trina Groce, Human Resources Director at TechTown Detroit
NC #6 - When Women Work
Women have historically dominated the nonprofit and social impact sectors. Despite the many challenges COVID has posed for women in the workplace and at home, this month’s guests are transforming the way their fellow women in Southeast Michigan live, work and thrive. Through innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and supporting each other, they represent the women who hold our society together.
Happy Women’s History Month!
Cheryl P. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
Terry Barclay, President and CEO of Inforum
Amy Peterson, Co-founder and CEO of Rebel Nell