During our programmatic year, Leadership Indianapolis will host quarterly skill workshops. These sessions will cover a variety of topics related to our discussion series and other programming.

2021 Quarter 2: Creating a Legacy of Giving Through Grassroots Philanthropy

Philanthropy, the desire to promote the welfare of others, is usually understood as the generous donation of money to good causes. However, there are many ways to be philanthropic.

One such local example is the African-American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis, a fund created to promote philanthropy and harness the collective power of African Americans to positively impact our community.

Our skill workshop led by AALFI founding member and chair Kiahna Davis, will give an overview of the fund’s creation, provide insight into the impact philanthropy has on our city and what other local leaders can do to organize similar efforts in their communities. Davis is also a Leadership Indianapolis board member and accomplished business owner.

We do not want cost to prevent anyone from participating in this workshop, so if the registration cost creates a barrier to your participation, please reach out to Kelly Doucet at kdoucet@leadershipindianapolis.com.

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021

Time: 12:00-1:30 PM (EST)

Cost: $10.00

Location: Virtual – After signing up for the session through Eventbrite, you will receive a Zoom link and other details for joining the discussion.

2021 Quarter 1: Intro to Asset Based Community Development

As a leader, you want to make a difference in your community and figuring out where to start can be overwhelming.

Leadership Indianapolis in partnership with the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC) present: Intro to Asset Based Community Development.

This workshop will introduce attendees to the ABCD system and provide an interactive, practical experience to empower participants to implement what they’ve learned.   Through a series of exercises that build community, participants learn how to reach out to neighbors, bring them together to address problems, work toward shared goals, and build strong and organized communities.

The mapping portion of the session will assist participants in identifying and discovering the obvious and hidden assets within their communities. Participants will begin to work on individual, associational, institutional, and community mapping tools for their neighborhoods and learn how to apply this information to connect issues and needs with assets.        

Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Time: 12:00-1:30 PM (EST)

Cost: $10.00

Location: Virtual