Our collective impact approach involves a structured process that leads to a common agenda, shared measurement system, and continuous communication among a cohort of grantees that provide direct services. Fostering real, meaningful relationships between philanthropists and the Black nonprofits leaders that they fund is essential to making progress. Equally importantly, The OysterShell CCCII offers donors an opportunity to be open about their support for Black women and women of color publicly so that these non-profit leaders can serve as a resource and model for others.
- Implement and Distribute Funding to Maximize small business and nonprofit Program Impact - Manage and monitor any subaward(s)
- Monitor small business and nonprofit Programs and Services- Collect, collate, and submit timely performance data
- Evaluate small business and nonprofit - Ensure project and fiscal accountability
- Report small business and nonprofit service impact -Monthly Updates from nonprofit leaders
To identify the immediate and critical needs to support those most vulnerable, The Melanated Pearl Corporation has launched the OysterShell CCCIII to facilitate, and host monthly sessions with organizational leaders. Providing a safe place to dialogue ensures small business owners, nonprofits, and organizational leaders can be more honest about their challenges and that the programs and services are reaching the communities that are most in need of resources.
The OysterShell: Collaborative Community Collective Impact Initiative serves as a leadership and capacity-building program that targets, recruits and funds leaders of color to serve people of color. Approved organizations receive access to training and mentorship as needed to expand. The Melanated Pearl Corporation will engage participants in conversations with partners, entrepreneurs, and small businesses owners who fit our criteria to see if this would make a mutually beneficial partnership to advance the common goals in 2022.