YANA brings in Yale alumni & other experts to explore the dynamic and rapidly-evolving facets of the social impact sector. Each session is ~1 hour: a 40-minute presentation, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A.

Upcoming Sessions

Please go to our events page for dates and links to all of our upcoming webinars and virtual programs.

YANA Webinar | Nonprofit Leaders’ Fiduciary Duties

September 2, 2020 Nonprofit Leaders' Fiduciary Duties – Matthew D. Gelfand '77, Richard T. Moreland, Robert A. Scott, Moreland Associates, LLC As a nonprofit leader, do you know your fiduciary responsibilities for your organization’s finances? Do the words “fiduciary” or “finance” scare you away from serving in nonprofit leadership roles or from taking on more responsibility at your organization? https://youtu.be/Q7ph-w7I7G0…
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YANA Webinar | Solving the Mystery of Corporate Funding

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Solving the Mystery of Corporate Funding – Vivien Hoexter, Aviva Strategic Advising & Cheryl Green Rosario, CGR Consulting Have you thought about approaching companies for funding but been intimidated by the complexity and seeming unapproachability of the modern corporation? Have you wondered whether it was worth the effort? In this webinar, you will learn how to…
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YANA Webinar | Brand Building for Social Impact

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Brand Building for Social Impact – Stephanie Rath '96, Vice President of Marketing & Brand Management, YMCA of the USA Your brand is a valuable asset that can drive growth for the future. How strong is your brand? How can you position your organization to engage a wider audience of supporters in your mission? Follow Stephanie…
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Previous Webinars

Advancing Prison Reform

Three Yale nonprofit leaders share their work creating a more humane and just prison system. Speakers: Zelda Roland (’08, ’16 PhD)- Founding Director, Yale Prison Education Initiative (YPEI) at Dwight Hall Uzoma “Zo” Orchingwa (’21 Law & SOM)- Co-Founder and CEO, Ameelio Lauren Fine (’06)- Co-Founder, Co-Director, Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project

What is Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Dr. Cheryl Grills ’80, Professor of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University and a clinical psychologist, presents an overview of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Grills, who was a leading member of the Yale Alumni Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, explains what these terms mean, why they’re more relevant than ever, and how we can effectively practice and promote these important principles in our social and professional lives.

Leveling the Playing Field of Opportunity

Of the many values that drive nonprofits, perhaps none is more important than helping underserved populations gain fair access to resources and opportunity. Three change-makers describe how their organizations are leveling the playing field of opportunity in unique and innovative ways.

Designing for Freedom

ale was the first university to create a sustained initiative on modern slavery and trafficking through the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery and Abolition. Today, Yale is taking a lead with the Grace Farms Foundation to raise awareness of the chronically overlooked crisis of systemic slave labor in the supply chain for the $11.4 trillion construction industry. Join us for a look back – with an update on the Yale Slavery and Research Project – and a look forward to ways that architects, developers, and investors can build ethically sourced, slave-free, and sustainably sourced buildings.

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Philanthropy & Fundraising

This fast-paced webinar will give you a clear knowledge of the building blocks for succeeding in raising philanthropic dollars for your nonprofit organization. Topics that are addressed include: – Understanding the Basics of Giving – Outlining the 3 Keys to Success (hint: your Board is VERY important!) – Surveying the Sources of Philanthropic Giving and Strategies for Addressing each – Reflecting on Current Trends and the future of fundraising

Planned Giving

Planned giving can be an important source of support for your organization, no matter how big or small. In this webinar, you will learn about: – The different types of planned gifts and what motivates them – The importance of bequests and beneficiary designations and the benefits and pitfalls of life income gifts – How to prospect for planned gifts from your supporters – The importance of stewardship of planned giving donors – Back-end considerations including how to use realized bequests and how to deal with problem estates and surviving family

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Arts & Culture

Role and Support of Individual Artists

An open conversation about how individual artists are faring and a discussion about ways in which we can help sustain individual art-makers and their work through pro bono services, emergency grants, and public support.

Beyond Performance & Exhibition: The Many Roles of Arts in Society

An open conversation about how individual artists are faring and a discussion about ways in which we can help sustain individual art-makers and their work through pro bono services, emergency grants, and public support.

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