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Open Applications! NMSDC Provides 25 Need-Based Cash Relief Grants

Open Applications! NMSDC Provides 25 Need-Based Cash Relief Grants

Open Applications! NMSDC Provides 25 Need-Based Cash Relief Grants

Dear NMSDC Community,

In partnership with Voya Financial®, NMSDC is providing 25 need-based cash relief grants of $5,000 to small businesses (with annual revenue up to $1 million).

To apply, fill out the application by April 23, 2021. Grant awardees will be notified on or before May 7, 2021.

This grant opportunity is for businesses certified as minority-owned, women-owned, LGBTQ-owned, or owned by people with disabilities.

Please email with any questions.

Thank you,
NMSDC and Voya Financial Team
Maria Prince

Vice President NMSDC Academy

3 Places to Find Funding For Your Business

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In the U.S., Black-owned businesses increased 34.5% between 2007 and 2012 totaling 2.6 million firms. Yet, they still typically face greater challenges in securing capital compared to white-owned businesses.

Marketing and Communications Content Coordinator

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to​

The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. To achieve our mission, we will work through the NMSDC Network to support and facilitate MBE integration into corporate and public-sector supply chains; build MBE capacity and capabilities through our programs and other education offerings; and facilitate MBE-to-MBE partnerships to meet the needs of our corporate members. The National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc. ® (NMSDC®) is one of the country’s leading corporate membership organizations. Whether you’re a small minority-owned organization or a billion-dollar powerhouse, we’re committed to helping you solve the growing need for supplier diversity.

Job Location: New York
Employment Status: Full-Time

This is an administrative role that supports the Marketing & Communications department in executing and monitoring communications strategies. This role involves creating public relations and marketing materials such as press releases, blog posts, and newsletters. This role involves tracking and reporting analytics on marketing and communications campaigns and coordinating promotional events. This role requires strong writing and editing skills, a high level of creativity and the ability to think analytically. This is a hands-on position and will require assisting and supporting other departments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Write a variety of different content to support communications and marketing efforts, including newsletters, website copy, and brochures and press releases
  • Required to assist with President’s presentations and communications
  • Responsible for sending email blast communications
  • Assist communications team in developing and implementing a communications strategy designed to further company objectives
  • Monitor analytics and create reports detailing the successes and failures of communications campaigns and strategies
  • Stay up to date on industry trends and make recommendations for adjustments to communications strategies and practices
  • Respond to media inquiries and maintain relationships with journalists and other members of the press
  • Plan press conferences and other promotional events to help keep the organization top of mind
  • Coordinate volunteers, support staff, vendors and more to support promotional events
  • Perform outreach to press outlets, magazines, influencers and build strategic partnerships to grow brand notoriety
  • Deliver on multiple deadlines, prioritize effectively and comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Cultivate and extend strategic alliances with sponsors, speakers and media
  • Other duties as needed


  • 5 years experience in a communications or marketing
  • Superior time management and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines • An analytical mind and ability to think critically
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Familiar with MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint and capable of creating visually compelling presentations
  • Knowledge of email marketing software such as Constant Contact or a similar program
  • Proven knowledge of communications and marketing ethics and best practices
  • Familiarity with content management systems (CMS) and customer relationship management (CRM) tools
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field is required
  • Demonstrated experience strategic marketing and communications, media relations, and marketing program to advance an organization’s mission and goals
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in planning, writing, editing, and production of newsletters, press releases, annual reports, marketing literature, and other print publications and directories
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in social media strategies
  • Excellent judgement and creative problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Experienced in speech writing, general business writing and writing for both media and broadcast
  • Working experience with creative graphic design, event branding, event production and oversight of ROS
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, Photoshop, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient/Competent in WordPress (webpage development), HTML, CSS and Adobe Illustrator and InDesign or similar programs
  •  Proficient in the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest
  • Advanced knowledge in email marketing tools, content management systems and Google Analytics

Essential Functions:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Personal Effectiveness
  2. Collaboration
  3. Effective Communication
  4. Flexibility/Agility
  5. Dealing with Ambiguity
  6. Project Management
  7. Customer Focus
  8. Result Orientation
  9. Peer Relationships
NMSDC Supports the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community

NMSDC Supports the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community

Once again, we find ourselves struggling to comprehend the horror of more lives lost and forever changed because of racially motivated violence. Our hearts are broken for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, especially those impacted by last week’s shootings in Atlanta as well as the countless others suffering from persecution and targeted attacks in communities across the nation.

Aggression against AAPI people and companies—specifically small and AAPI-owned businesses—while not new, has intensified at a disturbing rate in recent weeks. NMSDC stands in solidarity with our friends, neighbors, and colleagues and the entire AAPI community in denouncing these recent incidents and all instances of violent behavior, specifically when motivated by hatred, intolerance, and prejudice.

NMSDC remains dedicated to advancing conversations, initiatives, and programs which unite us as business leaders and as citizens of the world in our shared fight against intolerance. We choose to be optimistic that through our combined efforts, positive social changes are possible.

Please join NMSDC and our 23 Regional Affiliates in being strong advocates for fairness and equity and to #StopAAPIHate.

Jose Turkienicz, Chairman, Board of Directors, NMSDC

Jose Turkienicz
Chairman of the Board of Directors

NMSDC Network

Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
Sharon Pinder, President/CEO, CRMSDC
Sharon Pinder

Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council
Dominique Simpson Milton, President/CEO, CVMSDC
Dominique Simpson Milton

Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council

Vincent Williams

Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council
Margo Posey, President/CEO, DFWMSDC
Margo Posey

Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council
Valerie Cofield, CEO, EMSDC
Valerie Cofield

Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council
Beatrice Louissaint, President, FSMSDC
Beatrice Louissaint

Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council

Stacey Key, President/CEO, GMSDC
Stacey Key

Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council
Peter F. Hurst, Jr., President/CEO, GNEMSDC
Peter F. Hurst, Jr.

Houston Minority Supplier Development Council
Ingrid M. Robinson, President/CEO, HMSDC
Ingrid M. Robinson

Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council

Michelle Sourie Robinson, President/CEO, MMSDC
Michelle Sourie Robinson

Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council
Carolyn E. Mosby, President & CEO, Mid-States MSDC
Carolyn Mosby

Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council
Stan Sena, President & CEO, MPMSDC
Stan Sena

New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council
Terrence Clark, President/CEO, NYNJMSDC
Terrence Clark

North Central Minority Supplier Development Council
Heather Olson, President/CEO, North Central MSDC
Heather Olson

Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council
Fernando Martinez, President/CEO, NWMMSDC
Fernando Martinez

Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council
Jacqueline D. Neal, President/CEO, OhioMSDC
Jacqueline D. Neal

Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council
Patricia Crenshaw, Board Representative, PSWMSDC
Patricia Crenshaw
Board Representative

Puerto Rico Minority Supplier Development Council
Francisco S. Cabrera, Acting President, PRMSDC
Mr. Francisco S. Cabrera
Acting President

Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council
Virginia Gomez, President/CEO, SCMSDC
Ms. Virginia Gomez

Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council
Alvin-O Williams, President/CEO, SRMSDC
Mr. Alvin-o Williams

Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council
Karen Box, President/CEO, SMSDC
Ms. Karen Box

TriState Minority Supplier Development Council
Cheri Henderson, President/CEO TSMSDC
Ms. Cheri Henderson

Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council
Cecil Plummer, President/CEO, WRMSDC
Mr. Cecil Plummer