Black, Indigenous, People of Color Executive Directors Emergency Meeting

June 15, 2020

Washington Nonprofits is pleased to provide administrative support for gatherings by and for Executive Directors who are Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color. This first gathering is being called on an emergency basis by Andrea Caupain, Victoria Santos, Ananda Valenzuela, and Jodi Nishioka.

Dear fellow executive directors of color,

We are calling for an emergency meeting of BIPOC EDs in Washington State, taking place virtually on 6/18 from 3-5 pm.

As society grapples with a racist police system and pervasive white supremacy that continue to harm and kill Black people even while Covid-19 disproportionately affects BIPOC communities, we EDs of color must support one another and call for more equitable funding practices and increased advocacy and funding to BIPOC-communities-led nonprofits. We need to send an urgent, strong, and unified message to funders and policymakers as they shape their strategies. Please register here if you can make it, and please pass the word to other EDs of color.


Andrea Caupain
Byrd Barr Place

Victoria Santos
Young Women Empowered

Jodi Nishioka
Communities Rise

Ananda Valenzuela

Event details

Location: Online
Date: Thursday, June 18
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm PST
Hosts/Facilitators: Victoria Santos, Andrea Caupain, Jodi Nishioka, and Ananda Valenzuela
Cost: Free

How to sign up

Please complete the interest form if you identify as Black, Indigenous and/or a Person of Color and you are currently serving in the role of Executive Director for a nonprofit organization in Washington State. Thank you for all that you are and all that you do!

Can’t come this time? Stay involved

This event is for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color. To be placed on a list of people who would like notification of future programs, including:

  • other gatherings for BIPOC EDs,
  • possible programs for BIPOC nonprofit leaders not currently in the ED role, and
  • programs for white-identified EDs),

please register your interest here so we can keep in touch with you.

Byrd Barr PlaceY-WE: Young Women Empoweredrvc: rooted in vibrant communitiesCommunities Rise

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