To put it simply: race, equity, diversity, and inclusion affect ALL nonprofits, and thinking your organization is exempt indicates a level of privilege and lack of awareness that may be detrimental to the work. No matter what your organization’s mission is, you still need to think about these things: disproportionality of impact, inequitable access to services, and root causes of injustice. If we cannot tackle the conversations about race, equity, diversity, and inclusion, which sector can?
Nonprofit HR frequently discusses the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in nonprofit organizations from boards and leadership all the way to entry-level employees and volunteers. To maximize DEI in your organization, you must first understand and appreciate the value a diverse team of leaders, staff and volunteers brings to your organization’s mission. Achieving true DEI means taking into account more than just race, gender, sexual orientation and age, you must also consider diversity of ability, background, experience and thought.
To help you begin your exploration of the wide array of resources available here to help you advance equity, diversity and inclusion at your philanthropic institution, we’ve created the quick start guide as an introduction. Whatever path you take, we hope you’ll find a resource that ignites your work moving forward.
The State of the Work provides an opportunity to share many of the lessons we are learning from this rising interest in strengthening the common good by advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The State of the Work series is intended to inform the field of progress toward these changes and take a closer look at the challenges.
The National Council of Nonprofits stands with others in denouncing racism, bigotry, and intolerance. Yet taking a “stand” is not enough. We, along with many other charitable nonprofits, are traveling a journey to identify how to build the core values of diversity, inclusion, and equity into all our nonprofit’s operations, as well as model those values as we advance our mission. Embracing diversity, inclusion, and equity as organizational values is a way to intentionally make space for positive outcomes to flourish, whether in the nonprofit capacity building or public policy spheres.
This database includes guides and workshops that can provide structure for having a dialogue on issues of race, activities focused on helping achieve racial equity and trainings designed to raise awareness and inspire action. The guides and workshops are based on areas of focus, related issues and/or types.
Diversity, equity and inclusion have become buzzwords that have been placed strategically in organizational mandates, inspired the formation of DEI committees and/or simply sparked critical dialogue around organizational culture. Hosted by the Regional Diversity Roundtable, this video resource can function as an introduction, refresher, or an approach to an organizational DEI issues for individuals in all sectors and industries. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of DEI as well as resource materials that will aid in the implementation of the strategies the webinar speaks to.
The California Endowment places a high value on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and its leaders hold the foundation to high standards of operation according to the foundation’s values. In 2008, The Endowment adopted a Diversity Plan with 15 goals to advance the foundation’s vision of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Diversity Plan resulted from TCE’s many years of work at the forefront of a movement to increase awareness of issues of diversity and inclusion in philanthropy. In this report view the framework for assessment, how to develop a shared vision, and organizational capacity to advance diversity grant-making principles.
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. This commitment is driven by a realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue. Learn more about the pledge to support more inclusive workplaces’ and the CEO’s who are rallying around diversity.
Enable yourself to learn how to enhance cultural competence and build culturally competent and inclusive communities. This Community Toolbox resource provides you with information on how to build relationships with people from other cultures, be an ally for people from diverse cultures, transform conflicts in diverse communities, and many other tools that can help you advance your cultural competence.