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Policies for a Pivotal Eraa nonprofit policy webinar series

March 9 - 11, 2021

It’s a challenging world for nonprofits and the communities we serve. COVID-19 and shelter-in-place have deeply exacerbated our community's greatest inequities and problems.

As we navigate the new decade, SVCN invites you to our Activate Your Impact Policy Summit. Together, we will discuss and reimagine how public policy can be wielded as a change agent for racial equity and collective healing.

Pivotal eras demand pivotal policies.

Designed for those who challenge the status quo, #AYI21 will equip nonprofit advocates in your work to fight for equity and thriving communities. By joining us, you will immerse yourself in an environment that brings change agents together to learn and collaborate towards amplifying our collective voice.

We're offering this summit as a six-part series of live webinars from March 9 - 11, at 11am and  2pm each day.


Session #1 is FREE

Package of 5 webinars
(for price of 4):

$100 members
$180 non-members

A la carte (each webinar):

$25 members
$45 non-members

Scholarships Available

SVCN is committed to making our trainings and webinars accessible to nonprofit employees who have been underrepresented in nonprofit leadership and management roles.

Apply for a ScholarshipsBecome an #AYI21 sponsor!

AYI 2020 Archive

AYI 2020's highlight was this panel presentation on empowering the community nonprofits serve, that led to the creation of the nonprofit racial justice pledge.

watch last year's webinarsView the AYI 2020 program

AYI 2020 Sponsors

#1 - March 911 am (FREE)

Health Equity: Challenge of our Time

A panel of local health leaders will explore the disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on  communities of color and what we can do now to combat these unjust health inequities. The panel will also discuss how can we help people through the immediate health and economic crises and move towards longer-term solutions to ensure a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

Moderated by: Christine Tomcala, CEO, Santa Clara Family Health Plan

Panelists include:Dolores Alvarado, Executive Director, Community Health Partnership
Sarita Kohli, CEO, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
Reymundo Espinoza, CEO, Gardner Family Health Network
André V. Chapman, CEO, Unity Care

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#2 - March 92 pm

Moving to Meet the Moment

How the School of Arts and Culture at MHP, a place-based cultural institution, leveraged its two greatest assets (the Mexican Heritage Plaza and its team) to meet the moment through advocacy, change management, and the mobilization of the Si Se Puede Collective.

Jessica Paz-Cedillos, Executive Director, School of Arts and Culture
Vanessa Shieh, Associate Director, School of Arts and Culture

Stay tuned for the recording

#3 - March 10
11 am

State Buzz:

Legislation Nonprofits Should Care About

What's new and emerging in the California Legislature that affects nonprofit organizations and the communities we serve.

Featuring: Lucy Salcido Carter, MA, JD, Public Policy Director, CalNonprofits

Stay tuned for the recording

#4 - March 10
2 pm

Our Advocacy Stories

A panel of nonprofit advocatestell how they moved the needle,won the day, or lived to fight anotherday -- and why your nonprofit is needed in the battle for equitable and thriving communities.

Moderated by: Maria Noel Fernandez, Deputy Executive Director, Working Partnerships USA

Panelists include: Mathew Reed, Policy Manager, SV@Home
Jennifer Loving, CEO, Destination: Home
Darcie Green, CEO, Latinas Contra CancerMilan Balinton, ED, African American Community Service Agency
Helen Kassa, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator, African American Community Service Agency

Stay tuned for the recording

#5 - March 1111 am

ABC's of Advocacy

ABC's of nonprofit advocacy -- strategy, tactics, and partnering to accomplish your policy objectives.

Presented by: Wendy Ho, Chief of Staff, Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee; Trustee, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District

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#6 - March 112 pm

Post Election Rundown

Those in the know discuss how the November 2020 elections are shaping the local political landscape and government priorities during this second year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderated by: Patricia Gardner, PAG Consulting

Panelists: Terry Christensen, Host, Valley PoliticsPoncho Guevara, ED, Sacred Heart Community Service

Stay tuned for the recording