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LEADERSHIP ORLANDO

Black Boardroom
Leadership Institute

Apply for 2023 Nonprofit Track

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Advancing Inclusion on Nonprofit Boards and Growing Orlando’s Talent Pipeline

The Black Boardroom Leadership Institute (BBLI) is designed to ensure that Orlando’s nonprofit leadership reflects the diversity of our community, fostering an inclusive atmosphere where minority leaders have a voice at the table, not just a seat on the roster.

The 2023 BBLI Nonprofit Track, which begins on February 14, is now accepting applications. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 27, 2023. To learn more about the program and the application process, register for the January 10 Informational Zoom session.

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    Build a Diverse Nonprofit Board of Directors

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    Create an Ideal Environment of Inclusion

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    Foster Authentic Leadership

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    Develop a Pipeline of Black Leaders

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What is BBLI?

IN A RECENT SURVEY OF NONPROFIT DATA, ONLY 11% OF NONPROFIT BOARDS HAVE BLACK MEMBERS IN COMPARISON TO 77% OF THE MEMBERS BEING NON-HISPANIC WHITE.

The Institute is a one-of-a-kind leadership training program that brings together both nonprofit organizations and leaders with a goal to guide culture change and create an ideal environment of inclusion of diverse voices in service to boards.

About the Program

The Black Boardroom Leadership Institute consists of two, six-month programs:
1) the nonprofit track, for nonprofit organizations interested in creating an inclusive environment on their boards, and
2) the leadership track for individual Black leaders who desire to serve authentically on a local board.

The nonprofit track will assess and train organizations in prioritizing diversity and inclusiveness in board member recruitment strategies, and guide culture change to create an ideal environment of inclusion of diverse voices.

The leadership track will offer curriculum and board training that positions leaders for success on a local nonprofit board of directors, creating a pipeline of leaders for organizations to identify and align skillsets with open board seats.

Learn more about BBLI in an article in the Orlando Sentinel.

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“Life changing, transformational, empowering and inclusive. I gained so much insight and knowledge that helped elevate my relationships, authentic self, network and work life, better preparing me for board service…”

– Antonia Tyson

Campus Recuriter, Oracle

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Advisory Council Members

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Mark Brewer
Central Florida Foundation

Carmino Nadia PPT 31

Nadia Carmino
Alliance One Consulting

Downer Daniel PPT 33

Daniel J. Downer, ED
The Bros in Convo Initiative

Gilzean Glen PPT 35

Glen Gilzean
Central Florida Urban League

Graham Latria PPT 37

Latria Graham
GLB Media Group

Grant Beverly PPT 39

Beverly Grant
Central Florida Foundation

Hill Ashley PPT 41

Ashley Hill
Ravago Americas

Jefferson William PPT 43

William Jefferson
Peace & Justice Institute, Valencia College

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Bahiyyah Maroon, Ph.D.
Polis Institute, Inc.

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Kay Rawlins
Orlando City Soccer Foundation

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Candice Simmons
Wells Fargo

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Sandi Vidal
Central Florida Foundation

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Black Boardroom Leadership Institute

If you would like more information on the Black Boardroom Leadership Institute, complete the short form or contact Nisha Brice.

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Nisha Brice
Director, Strategic Investment & Impact

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