Event Details


Culture Clash: Confronting Systems, Social Norms, and Power

Friday, December 09, 01:00 PM - Friday, December 09, 2022, 03:00 PM
Friday, December 09, 2022, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Fee: $45 for MCN members / $65 for nonmembers

Confront ethics and organizational impact as we lean into discomfort, and challenge the very social fabric that upholds the status quo in the nonprofit sector. Together we will examine critical components of nonprofit culture change, what hinders organizational progress, and strategies for addressing common pain points in working through organizational power imbalances. Participants will leave with a deeper perspective on:

  • Recognizing the Layers of the Nonprofit Ecosystem
  • Uprooting Harmful Socialized Patterns
  • Leveraging Organizational Privilege and Power

This training is open to all and may hold particular relevance for people leading and participating in organizational change processes, such as strategic planning, equity inventories of budgeting processes, funder relationships, vendor engagement, community relations, program development, and more.

Event Details

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State Association Partners

This event is presented in partnership with Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, Kentucky Nonprofit Network, and Montana Nonprofit Association.

Speaker Information

Ashley Oolman Ashley Oolman, founder & inclusion consultant of Allied Folk, guides partners through evidence-based best practices, product development, and progressive thought leadership. From large corporations to individual allies, she transforms strategic business initiatives and advances equitable community spaces. With more than a decade of leadership experience in advocacy, employment, and workplace culture, she understands how to navigate complex environments and provide actionable insights for growth.

Ashley strives to advance community equity through her contributions on African American Leadership Forum's (AALF) collective impact task force, and serves on a coalition of providers supporting transracially adopted youth to reinforce their development of positive black identity. In her free time, she enjoys creating space to coach local parents on inclusive parenting, including children in critical conversations.

Her work has been featured on podcasts, and she has presented at state and national conferences. Ashley earned an MBA with a concentration on human resource management, a BA in psychology with a minor in human development and family studies, and a certification in organizational diversity & inclusion. She is committed to inclusion as a means to advance human rights for all people, in all walks of life.

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