Webinar overview

From Washington to Waycross, over 1,000 community action agencies are wondering what life will look like after CSBG. Leadership and frontline staff have been looking for proactive strategies to diversify funding streams, unify siloed program and peer brands, and establish relevant and resonant identities. Only through internal collaboration and external perspective can we activate a solution that is both effective and accessible for all.

Informed by our two-year national study of community action, unpack™ is an innovative model that changes how we address poverty.

Join us for a conversation with your colleagues at Concerted Services, Inc., an unpack™ early adopter. Hear how this community action agency decided to take the first steps toward improving their capacity, clarity, and strategy

This FREE webinar will feature foundational insights from our research as well as an action plan for you to stay relevant in these changing times.

This webinar will take place on Friday, July 27, at 12pm ET.

In this webinar you will learn //

Why change is necessary. Now.

Our nation has been fighting the War on Poverty for 54 years. Today, the battlefield looks quite different from when we started. Audiences have evolved, funding practices have changed, and new disruptors have stepped onto the scene. By shifting our approach, we can continue to advance LBJ’s original mission.

How to resonate with the people you need.

The future of federal funding is uncertain. To amplify your impact, you will need support from distant (and sometimes skeptical) community members and deep-pocketed private funders. Learn how to connect with and convert these elusive audiences into cause champions.

How to resonate with the people who need you.

For your mission to succeed, your beneficiaries have to understand who you are, what you do, and how you can help them. Discover how unpack™ can translate wonky words and demystify your role to reach the people you set out to serve.


Bryan Singletonexecutive directorConcerted Services Inc.

Bryan Singleton hails from the upstate of South Carolina, but has resided in three of the four corners of the United States.

His career has spanned the industries of logistics, manufacturing, retail, and nonprofit. With more than 20 years of HR experience, Bryan’s goal remains to encourage others to reach beyond their perceived capabilities, seek challenges, and accept them fervently.

Bryan earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western Carolina University and a Masters in Human Resource Development from Clemson University.

Elena Ryalsdevelopment directorConcerted Services Inc.

Elena Ryals has over 10 years of experience working in local state government with the Georgia Department of Labor as an employee interviewer, claims examiner, and a supervisor.

Her motivation and passion in human services work is to put into practice efforts that ultimately help people improve their lives.

Elena holds a Bachelor of Sociology and a Masters of Public Administration from Valdosta State University.

Laura KisailusfounderDarwin

Madison Ave creative turned digital diplomat turned social disruptor. Laura is an award-winning creative strategist with 15 years combined experience in private, public, and nonprofit sectors. She has led transformations for changemakers locally, nationally, and internationally.

Now at the helm of Darwin, a center for social impact founded in D.C., she and her team move society forward – serving causes, places, and education spaces. Rigor and insight unite to set the noblest missions in motion, evolve bleeding hearts, and ignite purpose with passion.

Early learning from Rutgers University Business School. Ongoing life skills from raising three budding disruptors alongside a very patient man. Found at laura@madebydarwin.com.

Care about your cause?

Introducing unpack™—a platform of thoughts, ideas, and expertise to help amplify your personal, organizational, and societal impact. By sharpening our minds and evolving our efforts, we can leave the world a better place than we found it.

About Darwin

Darwin is a center for social impact. Darwin moves society forward–serving with causes, places, and education spaces. Part think tank, part creative agency–services include strategic planning, communication design, brand operations, print and digital media, and culture transformation. Since 2014, we’ve set 28 missions in motion, activated 9 societal causes, and aligned 86,000 people. Join the movement.