Vernetta Walker will facilitate “Developing an Equitable Board” for Upstate Nonprofit Board Members on October 22, 2019 at Kroc Greenville

DNA Creative Communications, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greenville, the United Way of Greenville County, the Hollingsworth Funds, the Jolley Foundation and The Graham Foundation invite Upstate nonprofit board members to attend “As We Govern: Developing an Equitable Board” facilitated by national expert  Vernetta Walker, president and CEO of Vernetta Walker & Associates Consulting, on Tuesday, October 22 (8:30 – noon) at Kroc Greenville (425 Westfield Street, Greenville). Registration is now open at

The October 22th session will focus on board governance strategies. As a result of participating in this session attendees will be able to articulate why diversity, equity and inclusion matter for mission impact; utilize specific tools and practices to strategically and intentionally recruit diverse board members; and understand how to leverage and champion diversity and inclusion within their board and organization.


View profileVernetta Walker is president and CEO of Vernetta Walker & Associates Consulting. With over two decades of experience as a nonprofit executive and consultant, Vernetta is passionate about helping organizations maximize their impact through exceptional leadership, intellectual engagement, and cultural competence. She is a frequent keynote speaker and presenter on leading practices, sector trends, effective board engagement, and creating a culture of inclusion. 

Prior to founding Vernetta Walker & Associates, Vernetta served as chief governance officer for BoardSource, where she led their sector-wide diversity, inclusion, and equity work.

Debbie Nelson, president and founder of Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums shares, “Creating high-performing nonprofit organizations requires attracting the right mix of board members with diverse perspectives, skills, and backgrounds and creating an environment where everyone can fully engage in advancing the mission. I am delighted to bring Vernetta Walker to Greenville to facilitate an interactive workshop that will create the space to confront board challenges, deepen understanding and commitment, and develop action strategies for change.”

All participants, who are interested in digging deeper and continuing to develop their emerging strategies are invited to attend a follow up Bonus Session on Friday, November 22 (9:00 – 11:30.) Registration is required

For more information about Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums or to register for this event or others, please visit or call Debbie Nelson at (864)-420-0195.

Posted September 19, 2019 in: Press Releases by Debbie Nelson

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