Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces 2024 Thrive Cohort for BIPOC Nonprofit Professionals

Published: December 20, 2023 | By: Drew Morton | Category:

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation has announced plans for a third iteration of the Thrive Cohort in 2024. Introduced in 2021, Thrive offers relationship building, networking, and learning for Black, Brown, and Bi-racial nonprofit professionals.

Thrive is part of the Community Foundation’s efforts to advance racial equity by helping nonprofit organizations close the racial leadership gap and diversify nonprofit staff and managerial teams. The goal is to foster career development for professionals of color in the local nonprofit sector.

The Thrive Cohort will meet eight times in 2024, and participants will connect with each other, area nonprofit leaders, and experts on a range of topics. Each participant’s organization will also receive a $2,000 grant for general operating support.

Thrive is open to those who work for or invest significant time and resources into a local nonprofit or grassroots organization and who are Black, Brown, or Bi-racial. Those who qualify are encouraged to complete the indication of interest form by January 10. Between eight and twelve nonprofit professionals will be selected for the 2024 Thrive Cohort, and organizations are limited to two participants.

Find the Indication of Interest form here.

Learn more about the Thrive Cohort here.

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