System Leadership Capacity Building Program
Today's nonprofits require leaders who are more than managers - they need to be boundary-spanners, innovators, and collaborators to meet today's challenges. However, traditional leadership programs often neglect the unique skills necessary to position one's nonprofit for success in a systems change environment.
In 2021, HealthSpark Foundation supported the development of the Racial Equity Learning Community in partnership with the Bucks-Mont Collaborative, TriCounty Community Network, and Interagency Council of Norristown.
This learning community responds to needs identified during the Foundation's community planning sessions in 2020. During these sessions, our community partners recognized the need for comprehensive, coordinated, accessible training for nonprofits on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion; implicit bias; and racial and social justice.
Racial Equity Learning Community
The social sector’s commitment to the common good can only be fully realized when the racism and social injustices that have shaped our sector’s culture, practices and policies are understood, challenged, and reformed with equitable systems developed. By centering equity, and specifically racial equity, in our work, we can shift the sector to a new narrative that frees organizations to more deeply fulfill their missions and achieve larger social change.
Social sector leaders and organizations will commit to these four goals:
- Deepen personal and organizational learning
- Develop an organizational racial equity action plan
- Work towards an organizational race equity culture
- Participate in inclusive community action and policy reform