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Keynote – Rise Together! at Washington State Nonprofit Conference
A conversation with Chris Persons, Sili Savusa, Steven Knipp, Steve Daschle, K. Wyking Garrett, and Andrea Caupain Sanderson
Listen in as seasoned leaders of six well-known King County nonprofits get real about the stresses and joys of working on Rise Together, an ambitious $40 million collaborative capital campaign to build 400 new affordable homes in three Seattle-area neighborhoods alongside space for community programs, health and human services, and local minority-owned businesses. All the partner organizations involved are committed to improving equitable outcomes in affordable housing and community development. They serve diverse populations that include low-income children and families, LGBTQ seniors, Seattle’s pan-African diaspora, immigrant and refugee communities, and those facing other barriers to housing and opportunity caused by rampant structural racism. Over the past two years, Rise Together also had to weather the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for each organization and all those whom they serve. The collaborative model of “rising together” that the group had developed over the years served them well in developing fresh strategies for uncertain times.
- Christopher Persons (Speaker) Community Roots Housing, CEO
- Sili Savusa (Speaker) White Center Community Development Association, Executive Director
- Steven Knipp (Speaker) GenPride, Executive Director
- Steve Daschle (Speaker) Southwest Youth and Family Services, Executive Director
- K. Wyking Garrett (Speaker) Africatown Community Land Trust, President & CEO
- Andrea Caupain Sanderson (Speaker) Byrd Barr Place, CEO
About Washington State Nonprofit Conference:
The Washington State Nonprofit Conference is the largest gathering of nonprofits of all types in Washington that brings together nonprofit leaders to learn, connect, and inspire. It offers a marketplace of ideas and resources that allow for efficient one-stop shopping to help you imagine solutions to your organization’s biggest challenges. You’ll return to your nonprofit with resources to share with colleagues and actionable items to apply to your work. And best of all, the conference offers unique opportunities to connect with nonprofit peers across the state. Through the virtual conference platform, you can be part of an active conference community.