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Meet Our SEED20: Respect Ability Foundation

Dr. Temeka Brantley, Executive Director of Respect Ability Foundation, talks about her SEED20 experience. Since she only has three minutes to tell her story, we’ve given her three questions to share her reflections! 

A SEED20 Highlight: The opportunity to connect with incredible nonprofit leaders who are change agents throughout Charlotte has been a true highlight of SEED20. Also, the marketing feedback from coaches and SEED20 members have helped our organization tremendously.

Advice on Practicing a 3 Minute Pitch: Music, specifically jazz, has been known to provide inspiration for many writers. As a drummer, I love playing jazz because it allows creativity and freedom. One of my favorite jazz legends is John Coltrane because his music tells stories through rhythm, tone, and pace in a way that connects with the listener. For inspiration, I play Coltrane to develop my pitch and use the rhythms to guide my flow and tone for a sound that encourages the heart of my listeners.

Other Benefits of SEED20: SEED20 is about the process, people, and potential opportunities. Our organization has benefited from all three elements. The process has guided us to think differently about marketing. The people have inspired and empowered us to keep striving for change. The potential for collaboration and funding has encouraged us, as it relates to future growth opportunities.

Be sure to check out Temeka’s one-minute video here and find out how Respect Ability Foundation is creating a culture of upstanders.