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[Orr Group Webinar] Lessons Learned: Mega-Giving in the Moment
Over the past several months, there has been a dramatic shift in funding for nonprofits focusing on racial equity. Between old donors stepping up and new donors stepping in, many organizations have seen an influx of donations, including some from mega-philanthropists.

To explore this dramatic shift in funding, we will be joined by Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, to discuss what it takes to attract, solicit, and managing an influx of donations and mega-gifts in the moment. Cheryl will also explore the barriers to capital and mega- philanthropy that many organizations led by people of color face. The conversation will be hosted by Orr Group Vice President, CJ Orr.

Nov 9, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Cheryl Dorsey
President @Echoing Green
Cheryl L. Dorsey is a trailblazer in the social entrepreneurship movement, and the president of Echoing Green, a global nonprofit that supports emerging social entrepreneurs and invests deeply in their ideas and leadership. Prior to leading this social impact organization, Cheryl was a social entrepreneur herself and received an Echoing Green Fellowship in 1992 to help launch The Family Van, a community-based mobile health unit in Boston. She became the first Echoing Green Fellow to head the social venture fund in 2002. Cheryl is a frequent speaker on racial justice and equity in philanthropy. She has advocated for equitable funding for leaders of color on panels organized by The Stanford Social Innovation Review, Skoll World Forum, The World Economic Forum, and more. In 2020, Cheryl co-authored a research report in partnership with The Bridgespan Group, Racial Equity and Philanthropy: Disparities in Funding for Leaders of Color Leave Impact on the Table.
CJ Orr
Vice President @Orr Group
As Vice President, CJ Orr is responsible for a portfolio of work that includes operations, business development and partner relationship management. On the operations side, CJ is responsible for setting and driving achievement of Orr Group’s financial targets and overseeing office real estate and management. Additionally, CJ leads and supports the efforts of Orr Group’s sales and marketing team to identify and cultivate new business opportunities and build relationships with nonprofit partners, ensuring that the services offered are best aligned with our partners’ needs. CJ has a broad background in fundraising and development, strategic planning, campaigns and event management. He has led strategic initiatives and fundraising for several large galas and campaigns. As a project and relationship manager, he executes on the development of strategies and tactics to ensure highly memorable events and campaigns that meet or exceed fundraising targets.