Step Up Lab: Leadership for Equitable Nonprofits


February 10 - 04:30 pm


February 24 - 07:30 pm

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Step Up: Equity Matters


von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

10 East Doty Street #Suite 900, Madison, WI 53703

Madison, WI, US, 53703

This 2-part series dives into how nonprofit leaders can ensure more equitable outcomes

Session 1: February 10, 4:30-7:30 PM | Von Briesen, 10 E. Doty St Suite 900

Session 2: February 24, 4:30-7:30 PM | Am Fam Institute, 821 E. Washington, 8th Fl

Join us in the Step Up Lab, where we’re diving into human behavior, organizational design, emotional intelligence, and more – all to improve equity to foster inclusion and diversity for organizations. In this two-part workshop, participants will apply new concepts to old problems, creating solutions that will drive employee engagement, boost client success, build innovative leadership styles, and improve processes from start to finish.

Board members play a crucial role in advancing equity within nonprofits. Organizational leaders will examine and understand the context, culture, and stakeholders they serve through an equity lens. They will gain confidence in their ability to provide leadership and governance that is equitable for the stakeholders the organization serves.

Who is this for? Nonprofit board members, executive directors, executive teams. Team participation (2+ people representing the same organization) is HIGHLY encouraged. Group discounts are available.

Format: Two 3-hour labs

This two-part lab will be held from 4:30-7:30 PM on Monday, February 10 and Monday, February 24. Attendance at both sessions is required.

Dinner will be provided.


Session I

– The State of Nonprofit Leadership

– Role of Nonprofit Leaders

– Individual + Organizational Biases

– Equity Lens: Balancing Bias + Power

Session II

Are You Ready? Learning to Change

– Work Groups

– So You’ve Got Diversity, Now What?