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Developing Your Community Partnership Ecosystem

This virtual workshop is designed for people who are a part of or developing a multi-organization collaborative to support young people, with an emphasis on supporting potential applicants for the King County Best Starts for Kids Expanded Learning initiative. 

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Thriving Leaders Forum: Reimagining Pay Equity in Youth-serving Nonprofits

The term “pay equity” is trending right now – but what does it mean in our current context? Where is our sector now when it comes to compensation, and where are we going? Join us in this collective learning forum as we redefine pay equity within our current context and engage in the movement for system-wide change. We will discover a wide array of approaches non-profits are taking to facilitate change within their own organizations and the sector, and you will have an opportunity to share ideas and ask questions with others who share your interests.

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Youth Development State Recommendations Briefing

Join YDEKC and other members of the Youth Development Strategy Table to hear about the recommendations and report from the Youth Development Workgroup convened by DCYF. Get activated for an important legislative session to come next winter to advance long-term goals for Youth Development funding and structure in Washington.

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YDEKC Member Connect — Executive Leaders Check-in

This monthly informal space for Executive Leaders of YDEKC Member organizations is an opportunity to connect with colleagues, troubleshoot challenges, share joy, and gain inspiration from others in leadership roles at youth-serving organizations. Who: Executive leaders of YDEKC Member organizations When: The "fourth Thursday" from 9:15–10:00 AM. Where: Zoom Registration Use the form below to RSVP for 1, click Continue, then complete your registration and click Submit.

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Closing the Racial Wealth Gap: Tips on Structuring Total Compensation Throughout the Employee Lifecycle

On April 22, 2022, YDEKC hosted a Thriving Leaders Forum on Reimagining Pay Equity in Youth-serving Nonprofits. Our keynote panelists shared strategies ranging from developing a compensation policy than aligns with organizational values to using innovative pay matrixes that begin with the same starting wage for every position to redefining expectations around what level of pay should be offered. (Check out our Resource List to learn more.) Now it's time to dive deeper! To move from ideas to action, YDEKC is continuing our Thriving Leaders series this fall. For our September 23 workshop, we've invited Mala Nagarajan, whose work has influenced local non-profits in King County on this topic, to join us to focus on racially equitable compensation practices.  Join us for Closing the Racial [...] KEEP READING

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Mapping Your School and Community Partnership Ecosystem

It takes a comprehensive, complementary, and well-coordinated range of programs and services to ensure every child has what they need to learn, grow, and thrive. This workshop is designed for leaders at all levels within schools, school districts, and community-based organizations who are developing or managing partnerships between schools and community-based organizations

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