2023 saw us engage hundreds of local professionals for volunteering, fundraising and other community impact…
Racial Equality & Justice Through Small Biz Cares
A Message from the Board of Small Biz Cares
Small Biz Cares stands against racism, injustice and discrimination of any kind. The inequitable and brutal treatment of the black community needs to stop. We support initiatives that work to correct inequities, injustice, racism and violence. We stand in solidarity with the black community – our friends, employees, customers and community. Black Lives Matter.
We also stand with all of the small businesses and nonprofit organizations working on the front lines to pave the way for change. We are committed to doing the hard and good work that leads to true systemic progress. This includes working to inspire our members and the community to promote racial equality, supporting local organizations that strive for equality, and engaging small business leaders from diverse backgrounds.
We commit to doing more and will continue to advocate for the black community in the fight against institutional racism.
The Small Biz Cares Board Team
Small Biz Cares held a webinar to discuss the issues of racial equality and how businesses can take action to address these issues with their teams, customers, and the community.
Nevin Bansal and Kim Tapia along with guests, Hanad Duale and Adele Busch, speak on racial equality in small businesses, as well as, how small businesses can create opportunities and contribute to those working to advance people of color.
Fundraiser: Yard Signs to Support NAACP Columbus + Columbus Urban League
All net proceeds from these yard signs went to support NAACP Columbus and the Columbus Urban League and their efforts to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
There was a total of $5,700 raised that will benefit The Columbus Urban League, NAACP Columbus, and the Small Biz Cares Scholarship Fund.
Click here for the full fundraiser recap.
I couldn’t sit back and not get involved. I believe, as a white person, that it is our responsibility to keep this very important and sometimes “uncomfortable” conversation going. We must raise awareness, hold each accountable, start speaking up, show our support to our Black family, friends, community members, and colleagues.
Maggie Humphrey, Fundraiser Co-Chair
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
Columbus Urban League
The Columbus Urban League (CUL) is a community‐based, non‐profit, advocacy organization. Founded in 1918, the CUL is an affiliate of the National Urban League. We stand as one of the largest and most prestigious community‐based organizations in Central Ohio. Ranked in the top 5% of the 88-affiliate network of the Urban League movement nationally, we are one of the oldest organizations in the United States promoting equal and equitable access to resources.