NonProfitConnect /Bunbury Fund LeadershipConnect DEI Program

NonProfitConnect /Bunbury Fund LeadershipConnect DEI Program

Photo is of speakers Vernetta Walker, J.D. J.D., President/CEO of Walker & Associates Consulting, Inc (left) and Dr. Robin Hindsman Stacia, President/Principal Consultant of Sage Consulting Network, Inc (right)

NonProfitConnect Offers Training Sessions Focused

on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Nonprofits

Princeton, N.J., November 5, 2020–  NonProfitConnect, a nonprofit committed to strengthening nonprofits and their boards, will be offering a series of three workshops focused on diversity, equity and inclusion for nonprofits.

Recent events, including the pandemic and increased national attention on deaths of people of color, have resulted in a greater focus by nonprofits on social equity.  “The New Nonprofit Imperatives for DEI: A Three Part Facilitated Conversation and Hands-on Workshop” will be held on December 4, December 16 and January 13, 12-1:30pm. 

This series promises nonprofits a chance to discuss how to take advantage of this key moment in time to make changes, explore how unconscious bias shows up, and guide participants to develop a plan for their organizations to address social equity issues.

Speakers Dr. Robin Hindsman Stacia, President/Principal Consultant of Sage Consulting Network, Inc. and Vernetta Walker, J.D., President/CEO of Walker & Associates Consulting, Inc. will share their extensive governance, diversity, equity and inclusion consulting experience with a variety of nonprofit organizations.  

“This topic is timely as many nonprofits are wrestling with how they can more effectively address the needs of Black and Brown people, knowing that this starts with the organization’s culture,” says executive director, Allison Howe. 

The Bunbury Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation is supporting NonProfitConnect’s training program, LeadershipConnect. This series is part of that program, which focuses on training board and staff leaders to develop their skills and gain practical tools for taking action.  Other timely, relevant issues will be addressed in future training series.

To learn more about the LeadershipConnect training, board training or other capacity building programs for nonprofits, go to or contact the executive director, Allison Howe, at or call 609-921-8893.


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NonProfitConnect is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  NonProfitConnect enhances the impact of greater Mercer County nonprofits by building an increasingly diverse, skilled, and engaged group of board and staff leaders.  Through strengthening governance practices and leadership capacity, we help nonprofits maximize the impact of their programming for the communities they serve.  Learn more at


The Bunbury Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation supports non-profit organizations making significant impacts across central New Jersey, and most specifically Mercer County, to strengthen their capacity to effectively advance their missions toward sustainable, organizational maturity. The Bunbury Fund is a donor-advised fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation. The Community Foundation promotes lasting philanthropy and builds community across Mercer County and central New Jersey. As a community convener, philanthropic resource and manager of charitable funds, it helps people and companies make effective charitable gifts and awards grants to nonprofits. Since its founding in 1991, the Community Foundation has made grants of more than $135 million and provided an additional $19 million in support to our nonprofit fundholders. With over 400 charitable funds, in 2019, the Community Foundation awarded $17 million in grants to support the critical work of nonprofits in making the communities they serve more responsive to the needs of their residents. It has been named by Charity Navigator as One of America’s 10 Best Community Foundations. Learn more at