Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits IDEA(s) in Motion Summit

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 -
9:00am to 12:30pm MST
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Join members from Arizona Grantmakers and the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits IDEA(s) in Motion Summit on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 9 a.m. –  12:30 p.m. Arizona Grantmakers members register here.

IDEA(s) In Motion Summit

Wednesday, October 19 | 9 a.m. – 12:30 pm. | virtual

Join Arizona Grantmakers and Alliance members, virtually, for a keynote, learning sessions, and workshops that will cover a range of learning levels from beginner to advanced and will give you the latest best practices and resources on inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) and how to put them in motion! See the agenda below for event details.



Early Bird Tickets Pricing
(ends August 15)
Regular Tickets Pricing
(starts August 16)

(additional tickets are $40)

(additional tickets are $65)

Arizona Grantmakers members register here.
You may not share your registration link with others. Identified shared links will be asked to leave the event and will not be able to access session recordings and follow-up resources.

Registrants who are unable to attend the summit may substitute someone to attend in their place; please submit participant changes via email to the Alliance's Events Team. Recordings of all our sessions to all registrants after the event, these recordings cannot be shared.

*Please note: cancellations must be made at least 10 business in advance. No refunds will be provided thereafter.

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The Alliance will provide automated closed captioning through Zoom. Please note that these captions are generated by Zoom's computer software and may not always accurately transcribe what is said. Simultaneous Spanish Interpretation services are available upon request. Any materials will be distributed after the event is over, but if you would like them beforehand for accessibility purposes, please indicate so on your registration form. Any other accommodation requests can be emailed to the Alliance team at

October 19 Agenda


9 – 9:30 a.m. 

KEYNOTE: Nona Lee | Founder + CEO | Truth DEI Consulting 

TOPIC: Understanding Tokensim and the Cost of Being the Only

Businesses have often tried to paint a picture of diversity by having one person from a historically underrepresented group represented, sometimes prominently, in their organization – believing that is all they need to do. There is a very human cost to the individual being placed in that position, who can feel drained, isolated, used and therefore, not valued for what the skills and experience they bring to the table, which results in the organizational cost of being unable to attract and retain top diverse talent.

Read more about Nora below.

Learning Sessions

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. 

Potential Sessions Include:

  • Rooting Your Programs in Equity
  • How Language Means: What Everyone Needs to Know about ‘Languaging’ Inclusion
  • Inclusion for All: Embracing Lived Experiences
  • DEI and the Board
  • Power Dynamics Between Nonprofits and Philanthropy
  • Defeating Unconscious Bias
  • Hiring a Dedicated DEI Staff Person
  • Is Your Data Racist?
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m

Weigh in on what topics you are most interested in learning about! Submit here


Nona Lee | Founder + CEO | Truth DEI Consulting 

Prior to founding Truth DEI Consulting, Nona was the Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer for the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball franchise, overseeing all legal issues for the organization. In addition to her legal duties with the Diamondbacks, Nona led the organization’s internal and external DEI efforts as Chair of the D-backs For Change “Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion” Council. 

Nona is active in the Phoenix community and in the sports industry, currently serving on the board of directors and as a Past-President of the Sports Lawyers Association.  Nona also serves on the board of the National LGBTQ Bar Association, is an Arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s Sports Law and Commercial Business Panels, and serves as a member of the NCAA’s Independent Resolution Panel.

She is the founder of the Phoenix Women's Sports Association, an Arizona non-profit, whose mission is to help girls and women find their power through sports, and is a trustee emeritus of the Women's Sports Foundation in New York, a non-profit organization founded by Billie Jean King that is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.  Nona resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her wife, Andrea, and their dogs Jaz and Ripley.

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