Addressing problematic white women in fundraising — calling folks in to make a change

Hosted by Big Duck

April 21, 2022 2:00 pm–April 21, 2022 3:00 pm

White women play a big part in the systemic racism in the nonprofit sector. Why is this and how can it change? Whether you want to be part of the discussion – or perhaps have been part of the problem (hint we all are) – we hope you’ll participate so we can all be part of a better and more inclusive future. Join Liz LeClair, co-founder at Sargasso Philanthropic CIC, and Farra Trompeter, co-director at Big Duck, in this interactive discussion.

White women dominate the fundraising sector in North America and are often practicing gatekeeping, seeing themselves as martyrs and saviors, and responding to feedback with fragility. Liz and Farra have extensive careers in the nonprofit sector; each one with more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, communications, governance, and more. Together they are actively confronting their own problematic behaviors as white women and are on a mission to examine this more broadly. We want to help shift what we are doing and understand the impact it has on our colleagues, clients, and other members of our community.

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Identify harmful behaviors perpetrated by fundraisers
  • Develop solutions to confront problematic behaviors
  • Learn how to respond to feedback without fragility
Liz LeClair, Sargasso Philanthropic CIC

Virtual session via Zoom