HIGHER PURPOSE CO
HIGHER PURPOSE CO
as of May 2023
as of May 08, 2023
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Founder and CEO
Dr. Tim Lampkin
Dr. Tim Lampkin is the Founder and CEO of Higher Purpose Co, a 501c3 economic justice nonprofit serving Black entrepreneurs, artists, and farmers across Mississippi. Higher Purpose Co statewide membership is supported by asset building, narrative change, and advocacy programs. Lampkin has over a decade of community development and entrepreneurship experience. He previously managed the Racial Equity Program for the Mississippi Humanities Council, which won the National 2018 Schwartz Prize. Lampkin also worked for Southern Bancorp Community Partners to implement multi-million initiatives and advised Mississippi Delta entrepreneurs in partnership with Delta State University. He is the recipient of the Our Mississippi Honors Award for most influential African American of 2022-2023 and a Fellow of the Black Churches 4 Digital Equity National Coalition. The Motley Fool Foundation recently announced him as Mississippi's first Financial Freedom Rulebreaker.
Number of employees
Source: IRS Form 990
HIGHER PURPOSE COOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
SOURCE: IRS Form 990
There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.
HIGHER PURPOSE COBoard of directors
as of 05/17/2023
Board of directors data
Jr. Derek Dewayne Hopson
Dr. Temika Simmons
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
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The organization's leader identifies as:
Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 05/17/2023
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- We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.