Journeys to Equity: Becoming A Better Ally - Exponent Philanthropy

Journeys to Equity: Becoming A Better Ally

This two-part series will be offered on June 12-13, 2024. Whitney Parnell, founder/CEO of Service Never Sleeps (SNS), will facilitate this powerful program, offer guidance to participants, and create an environment where connections can be made with each other.

The allyship training is an empowering way to promote racial equity and justice as a lifestyle. The workshop will help you identify your areas of privilege and apply tools to be effective allies by centering people experiencing marginalization, self/mirror work, and influencing others. Using SNS’ CLAIM framework (Care, Learn, Act, Influence, Maintain), you’ll explore what it means to adopt an allyship lifestyle. Leave this workshop committed to the allyship lifestyle and prepared to facilitate change in your workspace.

You’ll be participating in two, 3.5-hour sessions for this active learning environment. Each session includes both presentations and small group discussions. The modules will not be recorded.

Due to the program format, the series is limited to 50 participants. The program has sold out in the past, so register today!

“The allyship workshop taught me how to use my privilege to center the people who have been marginalized and their experiences in order to create a world that celebrates our shared humanity.”
— Past Allyship Participant


Whitney Parnell
Founder/CEO of Service Never Sleeps

Whitney grew up between Latin America and West Africa as a Foreign Service child. At Washington University in St. Louis, Whitney doubled majored in English and Spanish and minored in Communications and Journalism, during which she also embraced her calling as an activist. Whitney’s passion for service and social justice brought her to Washington, DC to serve with City Year, and then work in homeless services. Whitney is excited to create a movement of service and allies by igniting quick social change through mass civic engagement.

To learn more about Whitney Parnell and her work, here are a few readings to review:


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Who Should Attend

This program is open to foundation donors, trustees, and staff; individual donors; donor-advised fund holders; and members of giving circles.

Registration and Other Policies

Please register by clicking this link [link]. Before the workshop, you will receive your unique access information. The program will not be recorded. By registering for this program, participants are agreeing to Exponent Philanthropy’s Participant Guidelines. Please contact us by email or at 202-580-6560 if you have any questions.

Platform and Accesibility

This program uses Zoom; automated closed captioning is available. We can provide additional accommodations upon request (e.g., live captioner, ASL interpreter). Please contact or call 202-580-6560 by June 6 if you need any accommodations.