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Join us and register for the seventh installment in our new webinar series!

This webinar is the seventh installment of the nine-part Zoom webinar series, “Growing Our Griots Strengthening North Carolina’s Black Heritage-Keepers,” designed to offer guidance and strategies around numerous topics.

Want to learn of grant writing basics such as crafting and completing grant applications, letters of Intent, and funding for your institution? Join us in a presentation of Grant Writing Basics.  Click Here for registration!

  • Kimberly Kandros, Manager of Development and Special Projects, NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Kimberly Kandros has worked in philanthropy, development and fundraising for nearly 20 years. During that time, she has raised over $40 million from federal and state government agencies, private foundations and corporations to support museums, historic sites and other cultural venues. She earned her BA from the State University of NY at Albany and her MPA from Florida Atlantic University. Originally from New York City, Kimberly has lived in Clayton, NC for the past 17 years during which time she has worked exclusively for the state of North Carolina.
 Join us on August 5th and register for the final installment in our new webinar series!

This webinar is the sixth installment of the nine-part Zoom webinar series, “Growing Our Griots: Strengthening North Carolina’s Black Heritage-Keepers,” designed to offer guidance and strategies around numerous topics.

Interested in preserving and protecting African American historic resources?  Join us to learn how local governments use local designations to protect properties and how you can be involved in that process. Click Here for registration!

  • Witnie Martinez, Non-profit Consultant
Witnie Martinez's passion for helping non-profit organizations fulfill their missions comes from growing up within a low-income community and seeing the need for positive change. With more than 15 years of experience across all areas of the nonprofit sector, her consultancy work focuses on strategic revenue generation, integrated marketing and scaling impact. As a former teacher, Witnie believes that children and families in under-served communities, need to have access to quality and holistic educational experiences, along with the essential resources needed to break cycles of generational poverty. She holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University, a B.A. in Theatre, and B.S in Health Sciences both from Florida International University; and a M.S. in Psychology and Ed.S in Leadership, both from Nova Southeastern University. After 17 years in Florida, Witnie now lives in the Charlotte Metropolitan area with her husband Ryan and two young children Brayden and Olivia.
NC African American Heritage Commission received an ARP Humanities Project Support Grant from the North Carolina Humanities, Funding for ARP Humanities has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal American Rescue Plan Act.
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