On Thursday, May 15, 2017, Ginger McKnight-Chavers used her vast knowledge and lead a Facebook Live conversation on how to rock a non-profit board!
Ginger McKnight-Chavers is an author and an attorney with over twenty years of experience in the areas of arts/entertainment, corporate transactions and nonprofit law. A native of Dallas, Texas, she earned a B.S.F.S in International Economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. Her first novel, In the Heart of Texas was released by She Writes Press in October, 2016, and won the 2016 USA Best Book Award in the category of African American Fiction.
Ginger was a Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellow at Sarah Lawrence College and a 2015 resident at Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, CA. She has published several essays, short stories and articles, is a consultant/writer at ShareBlue and currently blogs for The Huffington Post and The TexPatch. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she practiced corporate and entertainment/media law at the firms of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City and as an in-house attorney at Black Entertainment Television, Inc., Warner-Lambert Company and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. She is a member of the Friends of Education of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, serves on the Board of Summer on the Hill and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Ron Brown Scholars Program and Luminous Visions/Latino Playwrights.
Ginger is also on the board of Summer on the Hill, a member of MoMA Friends of Education, and on the advisory boards of the Ron Brown Scholars Program & Luminous Visions (formerly Latino Playwrights).
During the Ask Me Anything chat members were able to ask anything relating to non-profit board participation and Ginger obliged by sharing a few important gems, like:
1. How to get onto a nonprofit board without having to make a large donation
2. The value of nonprofit boards for networking, career advancement & preparation for corporate boards
The group was very informative and it was indeed a pleasure to hear great tips from a professional like Ginger. In business, it is always great to network with out other professional such as this to get much need information for success.