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Discuss Accessibility and Conveying Your Mission Succinctly at the July 16 Executive Director Forum

Posted Jul 12, 2021 12:45 PM
Join discussion leaders Lindsay Klarman (Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center) and Scott Chin (Seattle's Union Gospel Mission) at the July 16 Executive Director Forum (9:00 to 10:30 via Zoom).

Register for the July 16 Executive Director Forum

Once you’ve registered, a group email will be sent a few days before the meeting with information on how to attend via Zoom. If your organization's budget under $1 million, send an email to Greg Scully at for a discount code to receive free admission.

Session 1: Moving Toward Equity by Addressing Access

Lindsay Klarman is the executive director at HSDC, which fosters inclusive and accessible communities through communication, advocacy, and education. HSDC envisions an inclusive, accessible world where everyone is understood and respected.

Lindsay will discuss how your organization can apply IDEA principles (inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility) into your everyday work.

Before joining HSDC in 2014, she worked as an Outreach & Education Specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS). She conducted research at UW for 13 years in developmental cognitive science, as well as speech and hearing sciences. She is also a certified sign language interpreter, has a Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University, and has served on numerous nonprofit boards.

Session 2: Distilling Your Organization’s Purpose and Strategy Into a Clear, Memorable Message

Being able to convey your organization's mission clearly and succinctly makes all the difference when soliciting donations, asking people to volunteer, recruiting new board members, and hiring new staff. Very few organizations do this better than Seattle's Union Gospel Mission.

Scott Chin will discuss his experience with organizational messaging, why it matters, and how you can replicate the same success. Scott joined Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission in July 2018 as its Chief Development Officer and was appointed President in February 2019. Prior to the Mission, Scott served on World Vision’s Senior Leadership team overseeing their digital marketing efforts. He has also worked for Microsoft and KPMG.