Yolanda Coentro

President & Chief Executive Officer | Insititute for Nonprofit Practice
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Yolanda Coentro is the President and CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP), working to transform the nonprofit sector to make it exponentially more effective, equitable, diverse, and connected. Under Yolanda’s leadership, INP is scaling its award winning leadership development programs nationally, and deepening programmatic impact for a student body that is majority BIPOC and women. INP has fully integrated social justice, racial and gender equity into its curriculum offerings. Recognized as one of the ‘2020 Power & Influence Top 50’ by The NonProfit Times, she has consulted with organizations to advance organizational change and realize their equity objectives.

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

So you have a vision for equity, now what?

Organizations are being called, more than ever, to respond to the elevated tensions and increased awareness of structural racism. In this session, we will discuss the role of an organizational learning agenda to build capacity and strengthen partnerships to have greater success in implementing your organization’s equity strategy. Often the reality hits that implementing an equity strategy means real change not just for the organization and leadership, but how people interact with each other day-to-day, moment-by-moment. We will share our approach to using an organizational learning agenda to foster a strong culture around continuous improvement as a process to build bridges across differences and still be able to name the root causes of inequities. An organizational learning agenda can provide the opportunity to create a more comprehensive learning and evaluation system to measure, maintain, and strengthen organizational diversity, equity, and inclusive strategy effectiveness. We will share our approach to using an organizational learning agenda to foster a strong culture around continuous improvement as a process to authentically address the root causes of inequities while building bridges across difference and accelerating progress. In this interactive session, we invite you to apply the process to your work.

Speakers: Amber Trout, Kien Lee, Yolanda Coentro