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How to Start Your Successful Mission-Driven Business or Nonprofit

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Date(s) - 09/09/2020 - 09/11/2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Co-sponsored by Career Planning & Professional Development.

We have closed online registration for this workshop, however, if you would still like to register, please email publicslab@gc.cuny.edu.

Please note: This workshop will take place in three parts. Attendees do NOT need to participate in all three (though we certainly recommend it!), but our registration is all-in-one.

This workshop is perfect for humanists who have an entrepreneurial streak and want to make a difference in the world. In the course of three 90-minute seminars, we will explore how to envision, plan, launch, and run your own mission-driven business or nonprofit. Packed with practical tips and focused on the actual nitty-gritty of building a mission-driven organization, this workshop is a perfect reminder that the best career may be the one you build for yourself.

9 September 2020 (11:00am-12:30pm ET)
“Imagine It: Envisioning and Planning Your Business or Nonprofit”

10 September 2020 (11:00am-12:30pm ET)
“Launch It: Funding and Starting Your Business or Nonprofit”

11 September 2020 (11:00am-12:30pm ET)
“Run It: Tools for Making it Through Your First Year”

Please reserve your spot by booking in the RSVP section below. You do not need to attend all three events, but our registration is all-in-one. Zoom details will be sent closer to the event.


Siovahn Walker is a trained humanist, nonprofit professional and expert in managing and marketing mission-driven organizations, both nonprofit and for-profit. She is currently the Executive Director of the American Musicological Society as well as CEO and founder of Mayhunt Consulting, Inc., a New York State benefit corporation specializing in providing marketing and managing support for small businesses and nonprofits. Siovahn Walker previously served as Executive Director of the Council for European Studies (CES), Director of Outreach for the Modern Language Association (MLA), and Program Officer and Director of Communication for the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). She holds a BA in History from Brown University, an MA and PhD in History from Stanford University, a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from Columbia University, and a long list of trainings and certifications in various aspects of marketing, communications, fundraising, technology and management.

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