Early Afternoon Sessions | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Conscious Inclusion: Leading through Awareness & Action
Sonya Ware, CEO & Diversity Champion, Blue Beagle Consulting

Successful Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) requires both systemic and interpersonal leadership. Everyone in the organization is capable of learning skills that influence a more inclusive workplace culture. This interactive conversation will explore the D&I landscape, raise your personal awareness and review implementation best practices.

 Members of the Nonprofit Management Alliance of Texas (NMAT), OneStar Foundation’s Academic Affinity Group (AAG) and others who help to build nonprofit organizational capacity are encouraged to attend this session.


Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Dr. Robert (Bob) Wimpelberg, Executive Director, All Kids Alliance, University of Houston

Continuous improvement is critical for strong development, at both the organizational and program levels. It happens to be a key element in successful collective impact. In this interactive session, Bob Wimpelberg will demonstrate how All Kids Alliance (University of Houston) approaches continuous improvement with nonprofit organizations and their funders. He will share 10 years’ worth of lessons learned and some tools that All Kids Alliance has found essential for seeding a culture of continuous improvement.


Building Your Brand and Marketing on a Budget
Tiffany Galligan, Founder & CEO, Too Good Strategy

Your brand is the representation of what you stand for, and why anyone should care. Even the smallest of nonprofits need to build and nurture their brand to create lasting change and impact. In this session, you will learn skills that will help your organization evaluate and evolve your brand. You will discover tools and resources that will help you maximize your budget and achieve greater awareness. You will learn how to evaluate for effectiveness, why it’s important to iterate on your efforts, and how to tell the story of your impact.


Exceptional Board Relations: How to Build and Sustain Impactful Nonprofit Boards
Session and presenter info coming soon!