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Non-profit Learning Series: Who is Robert, and why are we following his rules?

December 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join SVP Partner and Board member Alexa Carver and Dila Perera, Executive Director of Open Arms Perinatal Services, to explore non-profit boards and governance. 

Alexa Carver currently operates an independent consulting firm, Inspire Impact Consulting, where she works with a wide variety of nonprofits and schools. For the past 15 years, she has focused her work with boards and leadership teams on strategic thinking, board development, and equity in governance to inspire maximum mission impact for the organizations she works with.

Dila Perera, MPH, MSW has worked in public health and advocacy locally and internationally, including time spent as a doula for Open Arms. She earned both a Master of Public Health  in Maternal Child Health and Global Health as well as a Master of Social Work at the University of Washington. Dila became Executive Director of Open Arms in 2015 and is proud to lead Washington’s first and leading community-based nonprofit organization providing perinatal services.

This fall, we are deep-diving into how non-profits are changing to center the voices of our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities. The three-part series will each feature an hour-long presentation and conversation for Partners and community to learn together. Whether you are new to non-profits or seasoned in the sector, you’ll gain new information and contribute to the conversation. Each of the hour-long sessions will feature SVP Seattle Partners and non-profit leaders sharing their wisdom and experience. The first session will focus on non-profit history and mission, in What’s the Backstory of Non-Profits? The second session will feature a conversation on non-profit models and philosophy, in Shedding the Charity Mantra, and the third session will delve into non-profit boards and governance to answer the question Who is Robert, and why are we following his rules? Join for one session, or better yet, all three.


December 14, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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