On the Road Again
Equity Journey 2.0 Begins
Continuing our work with North County Philanthropy Council and Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego, we are pleased to offer Equity Journey 2.0: Nonprofit Organizational Success. The second in a three-part series, this course focuses on the creating plans and policies to address equity in nonprofit organizations. The course has two parts: a self-guided on-line course broken into two or three learning modules and a series of 90-minute small group discussions corresponding to each module. The discussion sessions are an enhanced program feature unique to the Fieldstone offering and our facilitated by our founder, Janine Mason. Past participants have been enthusiastic about the impact of the group discussions, reporting that they help them feel connected to other leaders and to the material as they navigate this Journey.
Fieldstone facilitated Equity Journey 1.0 for these two groups in Fall 2021. Feedback from this experience has been positive and indicative of increased understanding of the concepts of social justice, increased confidence to talk about social justice issues and movement toward making changes in how we work and lead:
- 100% of respondents report increased ability to incorporate systemic thinking in their work as a nonprofit leader.
- 97% of respondents report increased understanding of concepts and definitions critical to social justice.
- 91% of respondents report increased confidence in holding conversations with peers about race and equity.
- 91% of respondents have changed or plan to change the way they do their work.
- 67% of respondents saw changes or planned changes at their organization.
This offering is generously underwritten by Nordson Corporation Foundation and ImpactCubed. The program is sold out.
The current course of Equity Journey 2.0 began on February 28th and will continue for six weeks. Equity Journey 3.0 will also be offered to this group and is scheduled to begin on April 25th.
Fieldstone Leadership Network San Diego has offered The Equity Journey program since September 2020. Since that time, over 500 nonprofit leaders have participated in this certificate program. The online curriculum was written by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and the Pit Stops (group discussions) were developed by FLNSD. The Equity Journey is offered as part of Project Stone Catcher, our commitment to support nonprofit leaders in developing the skills necessary to advance social justice and to create a community of like-hearted leaders so support each other in this work.