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September 2020

SVP Dallas Workshop: Funders and Fundraising

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

On Thursday, September 10th, 2020 at 12 PM, you will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions regarding year-end fundraising and how you can keep donations coming in, how you can engage a variety of funders — including government, associations, family foundations, giving circles, and community foundations — while continuing to reinvent event fundraising, and most importantly gain approaches to show appreciation for your donors and inspire more giving from supporters.

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Texas Responds

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In many cities, particularly those with a weak Mayor system like Austin, Dallas & San Antonio, the role of City Manager is the most powerful position most residents pay least attention to.

When there is a pandemic, an economic collapse, and civil rights activists taking to the streets, we look to the Mayor for comment. But what does this actually mean for the person who has to ensure operations continue to run on the ground?

Continuing the successful SVP Dallas Responds series, bigBANG! and the Texas Tribune present Texas Responds, sponsored by Bank of America. In this panel, we will gather together the Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio City Managers to hear how they have responded to a year of turmoil and unrest, what challenges have caused them to pivot and how they must lead to achieve equity for every resident.

Featured Speakers:

Moderated by:

  • Tony Fleo, CEO, Social Venture Partners Dallas

In gratitude to our presenting sponsor Bank of America and sponsors, Something Good Consulting Group, Wright Connatser PLLC, and FWD>DFW together with The Dallas Morning News.

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October 2020

SVP Dallas Workshop: Mentorship & Leadership

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this SVP Dallas Workshop, we will explore how social impact leaders can still create unique opportunities for mentorship and leadership despite the pandemic. COVID-19 has disrupted employees’ career growth plans and stalled others. The need for mentorship, coaching and training is imperative during these stressful times.

During both “normal” and pandemic times, active mentorship is vital to getting employees to achieve their professional goals and moving organizations forward. When the pandemic hit and we started to see shifts in traditional work models, it became hard for social impact organizations to do their everyday work and even harder to manage employees remotely. With the increase in uncertainty, now more than ever, it is important to have a mentor or to be a mentor, even when this requires some creativity and adaptation.

On Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 at 12 PM, you will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions regarding the many benefits and demands for mentorship in social impact organizations, identify gaps in what is being offered by employers, and address how to gain mentorship in a time of crisis, and how that will ultimately improve your life and career.

Featured Speakers:

  • Gwen Echols, SVP Dallas Partner & Retired Senior Management at Bank of America – Click Here for Bio
  • Jonathan Melehan, SVP Dallas Partner & Senior Account Executive, Life Investors Management Company, LLC. – Click Here for Bio
  • Julian Placino, SVP Dallas Partner & Host of Pathways to Success Podcast – Click Here for Bio
  • Jamila Thomas, Senior Vice President, Corporate & Community Engagement at Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star – Click Here for Bio

Moderated by:

  • Prisma Garcia, Director of Capacity Building, SVP Dallas

Special thanks to our sponsors, Something Good Consulting Group and Wright Connatser PLLC, for their support of social impact and corporate social responsibility in North Texas.

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The People Respond

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Within the United States, equity and justice are inherently political.

The Statue of Freedom sits atop the U.S. Capitol Building. “Equal Justice Under Law” is inscribed above the entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court Building. Underneath these reminders of liberty, justice, equality, and our highest ideals, our elected leaders and appointed officials shape laws with personal consequences to each of us.

Through their legislation and interpretation, these bodies might effect a greater justice, or injustice, in a day than millions of individuals and thousands of organizations might effect over years. But they are not outside our collective power; they are bound and driven by the power of the people.

Together, our voices and actions will steer the course of our communities. We will maneuver either toward greater equity or greater injustice for ourselves and our neighbors. Regardless of viewpoint or aisle-side, there are issues before the people with high potential to shift our national direction in the near future, for example: voter rights, redistricting, and voter suppression; judge and other official appointments; and differences in voter turnout among specific communities.

In The People Respond, we will explore some of the political issues most pressing for our communities, understand their histories and potential, and outline how people and organizations might powerfully collaborate to shape them.

Featured Speakers:

Panel Response by:

Moderated by:

  • Tony Fleo, CEO, Social Venture Partners Dallas

In gratitude to our sponsors, Something Good Consulting Group, Wright Connatser PLLC, and FWD>DFW together with The Dallas Morning News.

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bigBANG! 2020 Equity in Action: The Next 100 Years!

October 26 @ 11:00 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm

Equity in Action: The Next 100 Years!, the theme of bigBANG! 2020, will explore topics critical to racial, gender, and economic equity in our communities. The evidence of long-standing discrimination in our nation is clear. Disparities in income, wealth, community infrastructure, educational outcomes, health and incarceration rates all point to systems that better serve some groups and exclude others, particularly people of color and women.

In the first half of 2020, the largest civil rights action since the 1960s began against the backdrop of a global pandemic that disproportionately affects communities of color. And in the same year, the U.S.A marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and 100 years of women’s suffrage. bigBANG! 2020 is a rally point for our community, an opportunity to mark the progress that has been made and renew our commitment to the arduous struggle toward equity and justice for all under our nation’s laws.

Building systems that are equitable and just for women and people of color expands prosperity for everyone. The opportunities for human-centered design, innovation, and impact that will take us there are unprecedented. But even as there are growing reasons to hope, we must commit to reform through principles, policies, and practices that liberate rather than repress. bigBANG! 2020 will lift up rightful disruption and its methods to dismantle injustice and intentionally build systems that provide equal opportunity for all people to participate with dignity in the economic life of our society.


Thank You bigBANG! 2020 Sponsors


CO-PRODUCED BY
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
City of Dallas

Texas Women’s Foundation

POWERED BY
The Dallas Foundation

MEDIA PARTNERS
The Texas Tribune
KERA
KXT 91.7
Art&Seek

STATEWIDE SPONSOR
Bank of America

UNDERWRITER
Katherine Glaze Lyle in honor of Dallas Bethlehem Center

BREAKOUT SPONSORS
IF/THEN, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies
Celanese Corporation
Dodee Frost Crockett, Merrill Lynch
The Kleinert Foundation
Mary Kay Inc.

SPARK SPONSORS
Gwen Echols
Wright Connatser PLLC
Marcia Simpson, Keith Gruenberg and Connor Simpson
Summit Financial Group, Inc.
Diane & Dick Evans
WorkLodge

PAUL QUINN STUDENT SPONSORS
Jennifer Owen
Sara and Gary Ahr
Robert and Linda Appel
Polsinelli
Jackson Walker LLP
Pete Hyndman
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Eugene McDermott Scholars Program Alumni Association

MICRO SPONSORS
Something Good Consulting Group
Devinne Kelly/ FEG Investment Advisors
Philanthropy Southwest
Anne & Terry Conner
Sherri and Jim Wolfe
Steve Dennis (SageBerry Consulting)
Giles Davidson & Dan Waldmann
Sarah Losinger
Susan & Steve Hoff
Dallas Capital Bank
LN Accounting Advisor, LLC

Put your organization on center stage at bigBANG! 2020.

Our sponsorship packages are tailored for thought leaders and community influencers doing good in our city. With unique opportunities to join us on stage and influence the conversation, your brand can be front-and-center at Dallas’ longest-running social innovation conference!

Sponsor packages are available now, see details here.
Contact us at dogoodbetter@svpdallas.org to make your voice heard.


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November 2020

Legacy Responds

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

As we enter what is traditionally a season of gratitude, we reflect on how the legacy of others is woven into a fabric that not only holds our community together but lifts it up. In this season we are invited to recall what seeds were sown by those who came before, what foundations were constructed for us, and to remember that some obligations are not a burden, but a joy.

Without closing our eyes to the realities of today and within one of the most difficult years, this may still be a season of expanding our focus to a long view and re-centering ourselves on our values. By remembering the legacies of others, we can better direct our own toward achieving justice now, so that it may flourish tomorrow.

Legacy Responds will center on the decisions of a few in our community who have taken up the mantle of those who came before and adapted to the responsibilities of the present. With personal perspective and the wisdom of lived experience, we will explore how the life, love, struggle, and service of a leader might serve a community for generations.

Featured Speakers:

Moderated by:

  • Tony Fleo, CEO, Social Venture Partners Dallas

In gratitude to our presenting sponsor Morgan Stanley and sponsors, Something Good Consulting Group, Wright Connatser PLLC, and FWD>DFW together with The Dallas Morning News.

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SVP Workshop: Planning For 2021

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this SVP Dallas Workshop, we will explore how social impact organizations can plan for 2021. Now more than ever, planning and preparation are key to a successful new year.

Whether you are a non-profit or for-profit, you have to continue to execute your mission and avoid the pandemic drift. Many of us have had to become bold, risk-takers in order to sustain our organizations, evidential that we can be successful even with dramatic shifts. We cannot put our work on pause in hopes of the world we knew. What must we do to constructively and proactively prepare for 2021? What legal, accounting, fundraising, programming needs must we consider?

On Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 at 12 PM, join us for the opportunity to learn and ask these questions – so when the time comes to make those decisions, we are as ready as possible.

Featured Speakers:

  • Bob Wright, SVP Founder/Partner & Partner at Wright Connatser Law
  • Emily George, CPA, SVP Partner & Director at BKD CPAs & Advisors
  • Bemnet Meshesha, MSW, SVP DJR Alum & Director of Community Affairs, State Fair of Texas
  • Melissa Bair, Vice President, Corporate Engagement, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Stacey Guillen, Director of Business Development, Kanarys, Inc.

Moderated by:

  • Prisma Garcia, Director of Capacity Building, SVP Dallas

Special thanks to our sponsors, Something Good Consulting Group and Wright Connatser PLLC, for their support of social impact and corporate social responsibility in North Texas.

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