The 3rd annual FOR THE LOVE OF COMMUNITY Virtual Summit is a professional development opportunity for AFRICAN-AMERICAN NONPROFIT LEADERS to learn strategies that open doors to funding. Your hosts are STC Consulting, LLC and the STCC Nonprofit Network business consultants.
COVID-19 and its aftermath have made it even more challenging for African-American Nonprofit Leaders to access adequate funding to support their organizations. Despite the challenges, we have found ways to help nonprofit organizations keep their doors open. FOR THE LOVE OF COMMUNITY Virtual Summit will show you our keys to success!
What to Expect
Our 1 day virtual summit focuses on practical strategies that will increase your organization’s ability to 1) achieve its mission and 2) financially sustain itself. You will engage with STCC Nonprofit Network experts and Local Nonprofit Leaders who will share successful strategies for accessing a variety of funding opportunities.
FOR THE LOVE OF COMMUNITY is specifically designed for African-American Nonprofit Leaders of community-based and grassroots nonprofits. The Summit is for YOU if your 501(c)(3) nonprofit, faith-based organization, or church serves a local community.
Join us for this empowering opportunity to LEARN, CONNECT, & CELEBRATE.
Presenter and President
STC Consulting, LLC
Dr. Kathryn Addo has helped churches, faith-based organizations, schools and other nonprofit organizations improve the quality of their community-focused programs for 20+ years. Her formal training and certifications in education, law, theology and community development have uniquely prepared her to help nonprofits start and grow. Dr. Addo is on a mission to rebuild communities as she bridges gaps and connects neighbors. She uses practical principles to create long-term solutions to challenges faced by people living in marginalized communities. Dr. Addo teaches Nonprofit seminars, is an Executive Coach and is in demand as a speaker sharing her passion for innovative community initiatives. Dr. Addo serves as a Board Member for several community-based nonprofit organizations.
Presenter and President
Impact Future, LLC
Yolanda Goodson has over 20 years of experience in organizational planning, leadership development, and strategic planning through her employment in public and private sectors. She believes in positively impacting communities for the betterment of mankind. Yolanda’s journey of impact began while she served in the United States Navy. She not only served her country, but also the community where she was stationed by volunteering for the Special Olympics. Volunteering for this event ignited a fire and a desire within Yolanda to make a meaningful impact in communities. She currently serves as a mentor for at-risk youth and first-time offender programs.
Mr. Aaron Palmer is the owner and co-designer of Move Baby, Move!, an award-winning chair exercise program designed to help elderly and disabled individuals stay physically active, maintain a good quality of life, and augment physical therapy services. The Move Baby, Move! chair-based exercise program has earned local, regional, and national recognition for improving the quality of life for participants.
Awarded a grant by the Region VI Office of Minority Health to provide H1N1 Flu Awareness and Prevention Education and Age-Appropriate Physical Activity for older adults
Designated as a “Promising Practice” by the American Diabetes Association
Awarded a Cardiovascular Health Promotion Award from the Texas Public Health Association
Won the UnitedHealthcare Black Enterprise Healthy Challenge Contest
American Heart Association “Move Together At Home” video series on YouTube
Mr. Palmer founded MB MOVEMENT, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2021 to help people enjoy increased quality of life and prevent premature institutionalization. MB MOVEMENT provides programs and services that focus on holistic wellness including health support, virtual/in-person wellness workshops, fitness presentations, and health-related education.
Mr. Palmer has over 30 years of experience as an executive and entrepreneur in the health and fitness industry. He has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from San Jose State University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley Hass School of Business Fast Track I Program, and the University of New Orleans Fast Track II Business Development Programs. He is a personal trainer and 3rd degree Black Belt who owned and operated the Woodmere Karate Academy in New Orleans, LA. Mr. Palmer enjoys scuba diving, aviation, and baseball in his spare time.
Presenter and President
SMD Business Finance, LLC
Samantha Dillingham is Accountant and Financial Consultant as Owner and President of SMD Business Finance LLC. She has over 20 years of experience in various financial services industries. Her positions have covered services provided in Banking, Lending, Insurance and Investment, Accounting and Financial Services. As a professional and skilled partner, she provides Accounting, Financial Consulting, Training and Financial Management services to her clients in both the For-Profit and Nonprofit arena. Her mission is to develop businesses toward financial profit and growth as they maintain sustainability in the long term.
Samantha was born and raised in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and earned her BA in Biblical Studies at Baptist Bible College of the Caribbean. She continues to remain involved in local and international ministries which promote the growth and development of marginalized communities and families.
Presenter and President
Julius E. Rainey Jr. is a skilled digital strategist and technologist with 12+ years of experience as a project manager and nonprofit technology leader. His core competency is using his creative, analytical and strategy acumen to assist underserved and underrepresented priority populations, nonprofit organizations, and small-to-medium sized businesses in fulfilling their fullest potential. He specializes in articulating value propositions that utilize technology to solve traditional problems in nontraditional ways.
The Almond Connection
Ms. Sheena Beasley is the founder and Executive Director of The Almond Connection (TAC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2016. Poor choices she made in her early adult life resulted in her having a criminal record. Ms. Beasley experienced first-hand the stigma often associated with a criminal history that resulted in her being denied employment and housing opportunities.
Her life experience birthed the vision for The Almond Connection. TAC’s vision is to see the stigma of criminal backgrounds lifted from the lives of men and women so they can live renewed lives as productive and self-sufficient citizens. TAC’s mission is to provide access to critical social services men and women need to reach their goal of self-sufficiency such as housing, employment, job training, health care, education, food, clothing, family reunification, and healthy relationships. The nonprofit’s community services include annual Second Chance Month events and Career Preparation workshops.
Ms. Beasley’s advocacy inspired Prison Fellowship® to honor her with their national 2021 Charles Colson Advocate of Hope award. As a Prison Fellowship® Justice Ambassador, she advocates for cultural change and legislative reforms that advance proportional punishment, constructive prison culture, and second chances. Ms. Beasley and The Almond Connection have been featured regularly in local and national news media:
Ms. Beasley holds an Associate’s degree in Business Administration (Dean’s List) and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice (Dean’s List). She is the proud mother of three and proud grandmother of three. She retired in 2017 and enjoys caring for her mother and devoting time to The Almond Connection. “My desire is to walk with people as they make the transition from a life of punishment to a life of restoration. Everyone deserves an opportunity to care for themselves and their families. Yes, an opportunity to rewrite their stories.”
Depressed While Black®
Imadé (ee-MAH-day) is a writer and mental health advocate who founded Depressed While Black®. She is a suicide attempt survivor who lives with clinical depression and borderline personality disorder. Imadé first developed Depressed While Black as her 2015 Columbia University Non-Fiction Creative Writing MFA thesis. Depressed While Black has grown into an online community, an in-progress book, and a 501(c)3 nonprofit that donates Black-affirming personal care items to psychiatric patients and connects people to Black therapists.
Adventist Community Restoration Center
Elder Cedric Parker is the founder and Executive Director of the Adventist Community Restoration Center (ACRC) in Greensboro, N.C. The mission of ACRC is to restore fractured lives, rebuild broken communities, and renew hope for a better tomorrow. His formal training and certifications in Metropolitan Ministry, Executive Leadership Academy, and Urban Studies have equipped him to serve as a liaison to the community and faith-based organizations. His life’s passion is to see communities, neighborhoods, and cities transformed into thriving places of hope and opportunity for those that are often underserved. He has been honored to be a guest lecturer at UNC Greensboro and Elon University to share presentations in regards to “Faith-Based Community Development in Public Health”. Minister Parker also serves as a volunteer police chaplain and sits on several non-profit boards.
Friday, September 23, 2022
(All dates and times reflect Eastern Standard Time zone)
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM