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Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023
2 pm - 3 pm EDT




This event is FREE for CMF Members.

You do not need to attend Part 1 of this series to register for Part 2.


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About the Event

Join us for an interactive program grounded in the concepts and experience of the Nonprofit-Funder Dialogue Series. Program facilitators will briefly introduce the Series’ goals and outcomes before guiding attendees through the “sustained dialogue” concept, used to facilitate critical conversations during the Series itself. Facilitators will then share resources and materials from the Nonprofit-Funder Dialogue Series sessions and invite attendees to think about the larger implications of the work during brief break-out conversations. The program will conclude with the opportunity for further discussion on relationship- and trust-building among philanthropic entities and communities.

About the Nonprofit-Funder Dialogue Series
Co.act Detroit and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy co-created the Nonprofit-Funder Dialogue Series (with facilitation support from the Eureka Group) to seek out and explore answers to these and other expansive questions in the social sector. The series brought together foundation and nonprofit leaders from diverse Michigan communities to build meaningful, trust-based relationships and explore innovations and solutions for moving more resources to advance communities of color.

The Nonprofit-Funder Dialogue Series was built on the belief that real social change requires nonprofit organizations and foundations to develop deeper, more trusting relationships. The facilitated conversations therefore focused on elevating our field’s shared goals and challenges while nurturing a space where candid — even if uncomfortable — conversation was supported.

Part 1 of this two-part series will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT.

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Allandra Bulger

Executive Director

Allandra serves as the inaugural executive director of Co.act Detroit, a resource hub committed to accelerating collaborative action and amplifying impact in Southeast Michigan’s nonprofit community. She is the co-founder and treasurer of D.Cipher, an arts-based nonprofit serving the Detroit artist community.

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Charnae Sanders

Program Manager

As Program Manager, Charnae plays a vital role in shaping our programming, including the Nonprofit Wellbeing and speaker series, special events, workshops, and more. She is also the talented and thoughtful host of Co.act Detroit’s Natural Collisions podcast. She is passionate about creating unique and unforgettable experiences through programs that equip and empower others with knowledge and resources.

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Aimee Laramore

Director of Learning Services

Aimée Laramore joined the Johnson Center as director of learning services in May 2022. As owner/lead consultant for ALlyd Image Solutions, a boutique consulting firm dedicated to building organizational capacity and effective development practices, Aimée has over two decades of experience in the nonprofit world. Previous roles include associate director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, director of seminary advancement for Christian Theological Seminary, and most recently, philanthropic strategist for the first Ph.D. program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric.