September 24, 2009 - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference, Washington, D.C.
On September 24, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. over 250 representatives from the nation's leading African-American social justice and membership organizations were part of Who's Got Next?: A Call for Change in the Nonprofit Sector.
As part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference, a four-day event held in Washington, D.C., this dialogue focused on the leadership crisis facing the nonprofit, African-American community.
Who's Got Next? was moderated by the honorable Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO). Rep. Cleaver was joined by an expert panel including Willie Iles, National Director of Government and Community Relations, Boy Scouts of America, Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League, Irv Katz, CEO, National Human Services Assembly, and Joyce Roche, President & CEO, Girls, Inc.
The panel discussion centered on the strategies being sought to retain the current generation and cultivate the next generation of African-American leadership within nonprofits. The panel focused on increasing leadership (employees and board) diversity in nonprofits, strategies for recruiting and retaining diverse talent and actions nonprofits and foundations can take to demonstrate commitment to diversity.
The conveners of the session included, American Humanics, Girl Scouts of the USA, Boy Scouts of America and Nonprofit HR Solutions.