Lunch Box Learning Session
No matter what our role, we all have opportunities to influence change within our organizations… though figuring out how to do this can be a challenge. In this Lunch Box Learning Session, we will hear from individuals who have impacted change that has moved their foundations in important ways – even when they were not the top decision-maker. From pushing equity efforts to the next level to transforming programs to collecting data in new ways, there are many pathways and opportunities to affect change – whatever position we are within our organizations.
We will use the examples from our panelists to collectively brainstorm ways that you can also be (or continue to be) a changemaker at your organization, sharing strategies, tactics, and lessons learned along the way.
Katie Carter has been working for social justice as a nonprofit professional for the past 10 years, with a particular focus on LGBTQ and gender justice. Originally from the Midwest, she moved to Portland, Oregon in 2008 to contribute her passion for social change with her skills in organizational development, fundraising, communications, and strategy. Before joining the Pride Foundation, Katie was the Development Associate at Oregon Tradeswomen.
Prior to that, she was the Program Director at In Other Words Feminist Community Center. Katie earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy of Science from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Philosophy from DePaul University.
Justin Pabalate helps advised fund donors reach their charitable giving goals by connecting them to resources available through the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). Justin serves donors in the Portland Metro and Northern Willamette Valley regions. Prior to OCF Justin worked in the nonprofit sector helping LGBTQ+ Oregonians build community and bridges to broader issues in Oregon as the Executive Co-Director of Q Center. He serves on the board of WVDO as their treasurer and works to build equitable access to resources for nonprofits all throughout Oregon.
Karis Stoudamire-Phillips, a Portland native, supervises corporate responsibility and community relations at Moda Health. Previously, she administered the Damon Stoudamire, Inc., Foundation for ten years, and has worked for Legacy Health Systems Foundation, the American Red Cross, Pacific Northwest Regional Blood Services and Allergy Associates Research Center. She has served on numerous boards, including those of the YWCA and Schoolhouse Supplies. Stoudamire-Phillips is also a member of several community organizations, including the Prosper Portland’s Neighborhood Economic Development Leadership Group.
Colin Jones joined The Collins Foundation late in 2015 as grants manager. Prior to The Collins Foundation, he held communications and program roles at foundations and civic organizations in Portland.
Members must be logged in to register. Log in here, or by clicking “For Members” in the navigation bar above. If you have not set up a username and password, you can do so at gosw.org/membership-registration.
Our programs are open to anyone who meets our membership criteria. If you are not currently a member but you qualify and would like to attend, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration assistance.