Explore a brief, but powerful overview of organizational frames. The four organizational frames are based on the work of Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal, originally published under the title “Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership.” This video is designed to present an awareness of the four organizational frames and to supply you with some simple tools for applying these within your own organization.
Nonprofit leaders committed to integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into their organizations will need to adopt new practices and behaviors to live into this goal. Business and community leaders alike can and should use their positions of power to set the standard for inclusion. This is especially true for the nonprofits that are providing an increasing share of the US safety net of services for the most marginalized members of society.
As the nation’s leading advocate and largest provider of programs, services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, The Arc is committed to ensuring ALL communities view The Arc as an organization that is responsive to their needs. With assistance from the National Center on Cultural Competence of Georgetown University, the Committee on Diversity at The Arc immersed itself in learning about the many dimensions of diversity, as well as frameworks for understanding cultural competence.
This report will outline strategies, structures, and processes to develop a strategic Inclusion and Diversity Action Plan that is unique to your organization or institution. It will also share lessons learned from a concrete example of plan development, implementation, and assessment.
With a goal of promoting broader definitions of diversity and inclusion, the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado were inspired to engage in a dialogue with existing and prospective grantees. They aimed to learn how other organizations are committed to furthering equality and inclusion in Colorado, as well as share their own thoughts about what that means.
The #MeToo movement has led to revelations of inappropriate and predatory behavior at nonprofits, just as it has in other industries. Scandals have hit big-name nonprofits such as NPR, the Humane Society of America, Oxfam, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For those working to prevent sexual harassment at a nonprofit or overcome a scandal, here is a collection of articles with advice from a variety of experts.
The resources and tools in this section are intended to help groups create an action plan to reach racial equity goals, and to do so using more racially equitable processes – that is, ones that acknowledge systemic and individual privilege, racism and power. This section focuses on how to decide which strategies to use, and provides examples of organizational and community action plans, how to make the case, as well as creating alliances, partnerships and coalitions to reach a racial equity vision. In addition, this section will be most helpful to groups who have an understanding of privilege, structural and other levels of racism and how they are related to their vision and might affect their work (See Fundamentals).