DEI Resource Library

Below is a searchable database of resources to assist with your equity journey. This is a work in progress – and we most certainly hope you will help us to continue developing this resource. If you have any questions or suggestions for the library, please email info@nonprofitleadershipalliance.org.

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“The Business Case for Racial Equity” quantifies the cost of racism in the U.S.

Altarum Institute and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) released a report detailing the economic impact of racism, and the benefits of advancing racial equity as the demography of our nation continues to evolve. Explore the report to learn more about its findings and the impact of racism in the U.S.

Category/Categories: Racial Equity

10 Steps We Took to Create the Americans for the Arts Statement on Cultural Equity

The new Americans for the Arts Statement on Cultural Equity was created in a year-long process. While this process may or may not be right for you, they share the steps they took, their timeline and an editable, generic Word document version of the Statement with you to hopefully inform you in your work to adopt or adapt the Statement as appropriate for your organization.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

11 Ways Leaders Can Develop Empathy

Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s perspective, even when that perspective is quite different from your own. How might leaders work on developing empathy either on their own or with the support of their company? In this article, members of the Forbes Coaches Council explain how.

Category/Categories: Uncategorized

15 Movies That Teach Empathy and Compassion

Movies are universally popular for the unique way they can inspire and offer us experiences we wouldn’t otherwise have that inevitably teach us something about ourselves or others. Many of the movies, some Academy Award nominees, but all will be sure to teach (or remind!) your family about the importance of having empathy and compassion for others.

Category/Categories: Uncategorized

2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

This report features updated data for the Race for Results Index, which measures how children are progressing on key milestones by race and ethnicity at the national and state levels. The report also explores the significant barriers facing children in immigrant families, the majority of whom are also children of color, and offers recommendations for helping children in these families secure the stability, economic resources and opportunities all of the nation’s children need to thrive.

Category/Categories: Racial Equity

6 Ways to Overcome Your Biases for Good

Implicit bias refers to sneakier attitudes or stereotypes that we hold but are not generally aware of. Your explicit belief might be that everyone is equal, but you may find yourself reacting inconsistently. This article provides 6 tips for bringing your implicit attitudes more in line with your explicit ones.

Category/Categories: Implicit Bias

A Review of the Values That Underpin the Structure of an Education System and Its Approach to Disability and Inclusion

The purpose of this paper is to understand the barriers that prevent an education system from guaranteeing an inclusive education for all and for children with learning difficulties and disabilities, in particular. It is suggested that societal values form the bedrock of an education system and this paper works to examine whether a correlation exists between the values underlying a society and its approach to inclusive education for children with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Category/Categories: Structural Barriers

A Toolkit for Recruiting and Hiring A More Diverse Workforce

It is expected that supervisors and managers maintain a standard of practice that reflects an organizations values and priorities. This toolkit contains resources to help guide and support the recruitment and hiring of more diverse employees. Each section of the toolkit covers a step in the recruiting and hiring process and includes information and tips on how to improve current recruiting activities.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Achieving Diversity in the Nonprofit Workplace: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this guide for nonprofit organizations, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Director Tyra Sidberry and writer Pat Dixon provide a step-by-step approach – in seven phases – to achieving diversity and inclusiveness in the nonprofit workplace. While she advises us to make it clear to our coworkers and board that this work is ongoing, Sidberry offers practical advice for creating a better work environment and a more productive organization better able to face the challenges presented in the 21st century.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Action Plan

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).

Category/Categories: Organizational Plans

Audubon Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Audubon strives to represent and reflect that human diversity, embracing it in all the communities where we work, in order to achieve our conservation goals. To that end, they are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff, board, volunteers, members, and supporters, and to fostering an inclusive network of Audubon Centers and Chapters in all kinds of communities, from rural to urban. This website explores the work that Audubon is accomplishing and their commitment to fairness and respect in the workplace.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture

In a sector focused on improving social outcomes across a wide range of issues, we need only look within our own organizations to understand why we have not yet achieved the depth of change we seek. Throughout the social sector, there remains a glaring omission of a fundamental element of social impact: race equity. Race equity must be centered as a core goal of social impact across the sector in order to achieve our true potential and fulfill our organizational missions. The goal of this publication was to identify the personal beliefs and behaviors, cultural characteristics, operational tactics, and administrative practices that accelerate measurable progress as organizations move through distinct phases toward race equity.

Category/Categories: Racial Equity

BoardSource 2017 Finds a New Platform for Action in the Face of Declining Diversity

The 2017 version of Leading with Intent, from BoardSource, is a treasure trove of information about nonprofit board trends, but its purview is far too broad for us to manage in the context of one article. Therefore, NPQ will divide its coverage into a small series, with this first being the headliner. We mean for these pieces to further both exploration and action, so look for our webinar series that will launch next week in combination with BoardSource.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Boards

Buffalo, Awkward Moment

Tiltfactor designs games that use psychological principles to promote learning, attitude change, and behavior change. Tiltfactor investigates the power of story, systems thinking, and empathy to craft powerful experiences that make a difference in people’s lives: by reducing stereotypes and biases, promoting wellness, harnessing new forms of knowledge, and increasing global awareness. Try playing Akward Moment, which gives players a hand of Reactions and together they face hysterical, embarrassing, or stressful events.

Category/Categories: Implicit Bias

Building a Race Equity Culture in the Nonprofit Sector

Equity culture is one focused on proactive counteraction of social inequities inside and outside of its organization. Creating a race equity culture and closing the racial leadership gap will help organizations succeed at their missions. This report from Equity in the Center works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity.

Category/Categories: Racial Equity

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

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.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

Challenging Conversations

Explore resources in this database about facilitating difficult dialogues, overcoming microaggressions, and guidelines for discussion of racial conflict and the language of hate. These are all resources that will help you in having those critical conversations surrounding race, equity, and inclusion.

Category/Categories: Critical Conversations

Coverage and Tools About Sexual Harassment at Nonprofits

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.

Category/Categories: Organizational Plans

Cultural Competence in a Multicultural World

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.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

Cultural Competence Self-assessment Awareness Checklist

Cultural competence is a process, and learning occurs on a continuum and over a lifetime. This self-assessment tool is designed to explore individual cultural competence. Its purpose is to help you to consider your awareness in your interactions with others. Its goal is to assist you to recognize what you can do to become more effective in working and living in a diverse environment.

Category/Categories: Identity

DEI 101: Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

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.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

Delivering through Diversity

McKinsey & Company’s latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge. Their latest study of diversity in the workplace, Delivering through diversity, reaffirms the global relevance of the link between diversity—defined as a greater proportion of women and a more mixed ethnic and cultural composition in the leadership of large companies—and company financial outperformance.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics

There is oftentimes a tendency to treat race and gender as mutually exclusive categories of experience and analysis. In this article, the author wants to examine how this tendency is perpetuated by a single-axis framework that is dominant in antidiscrimination law and that is also reflected in feminist theory and antiracist politics. Black women are the center of her analysis, in order to contrast the multidimensionality of Black women’s experience with the single-axis analysis that distorts these experiences.

Category/Categories: Intersectionality

Developing a Strategic Inclusion & Diversity Action Plan

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.

Category/Categories: Organizational Plans

Dialogue and Deliberation

Dialogue strategies are linked with community engagement strategies, focusing on bringing people together to discuss a particular issue, and/or to build relationships. Structured dialogue processes can help people explore an issue from multiple perspectives, as a starting point for planning strategies or motivating actions. This database includes additional resources and practices on how to create structured dialogue.

Category/Categories: Critical Conversations

Diversity at Work

Once an organization has successfully modified their recruitment and hiring practices to reach a more diverse audience, the next step is to successfully engage and support them as employees. Visit the following HR Toolkit sections for information on HR practices that support an organization’s ability to engage and retain diverse teams. These practices are not exclusive to diversity and inclusion efforts but are considered particularly important to the successful engagement and retention of diverse talent.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Diversity Strategic Action Plan

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.

Category/Categories: Organizational Plans

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: It’s More Than a Training

Now, more than ever, companies and organizations are feeling pressure to not only be more representative but also more inclusive of people from traditionally marginalized groups. Reports on gender and racial diversity in tech have forced the industry to make public commitments to increase diversity in their workplaces and inspired other companies to do the same. This article explores the changing conversation around diversity, and how to move away from the old-school approaches.

Category/Categories: Critical Conversations

Dress and Grooming Expectations

Professional dress makes a positive contribution to the sense of trust we hope to establish. This brief statement on Gender-Neutral Dresscode Gudielines, from Neighborhood Trust, takes out all references to gender. Please use and adapt these Dress and Grooming Expectations of theirs to suit your own organizations needs.

Category/Categories: Gender Equity

Enhancing Cultural Competence

This toolkit aids in assessing and enhancing cultural competence in your organization or community effort. Explore ways to define your goals and vision for cultural competence, conduct a cultural audit, build a culturally competent organization, and build a culturally inclusive community.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children. This article examines income inequality between blacks and whites and how it is driven entirely by what is happening among these boys and the men they become.

Category/Categories: Structural Barriers

Fakequity Blog

Fakequity= Fake Equity. Fakequity is bad. It shows up as all talk and no action. Blog’s on this page explore a range of topics such as how access isn’t equity, a racial equity mapping tool, changing the way we advocate and many other topics on how we can take equity action in the workplace.

Category/Categories: Racial Equity

Foundation Board Diversity: Five Things We Can Do to Break from the Current Reality

BoardSource created this report in an effort to better understand the particular dynamics of foundation boards and involved taking a close look at the subset of responses from the 141 foundation leaders who completed the Leading with Intent 2017 survey. While the sample of foundation responses is relatively small and a convenience versus representative or randomized sample, we believe the report nonetheless provides important insights into the dynamics at play within some foundation boards.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Boards

From Intention to Action: Building Diverse, Inclusive Teams in Education to Deepen Impact

This report was developed to help translate these well-intentioned beliefs about the importance of diversity into actionable practices. Diverse leadership teams bring tremendous value across organizations and industries and to move from discussion to action, the report provides a road map with specific practices and recommendations for education organizations to build and sustain more racially diverse teams.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Gen2Gen Learning Hub

The Gen2Gen Learning Hub offers ideas, tips and best practices to help you bring the skills and talents of older adults to kids who need champions. You’ll find: 10 steps to take to engage adults 50+ in youth-serving organizations and bite-sized learning about designing roles for people 50+, recruiting people 50+ as volunteers or paid staff, building a more diverse team, and assessing impact.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector

Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector makes the case for why gender equity is one of the most critical issues facing our sector and outlines how next generation charitable sector leaders and charitable organizations can champion gender equity. This guide is designed to be used to understand the issue of gender equity in the charitable sector, reflect on what gender equity means for the future of the sector, and act from a personal, organizational, and sector-wide level to support and promote gender equity.

Category/Categories: Gender Equity

Gender Equity in the Office

Over the past year, we’ve all seen the marches, social media campaigns, and high profile court cases. Women are making strides in the workforce, in society, and in the world. Unfortunately, gender inequity still exists, even in nonprofit sector.

Category/Categories: Gender Equity

Generations Divided: How Millennials, Gen Xers, and Boomers Can Work Together

As the Baby Boomers who started many of the nation’s nonprofits in the 1960’s and 1970’s retire, Millennial’s and Gen Xer’s are stepping up to the plate and taking the lead. But as different generations learn to work together, some challenges are bound to arise. However, with a little patience, some communication, and a lot of understanding, inter-generational coworkers can ease the generational divide.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Guide to Allyship

To be an ally is to take on the struggle as your own, stand up, and transfer the benefits of your privilege to those who lack it. The Guide to Allyship toolkit is an ever-evolving and growing open source guide meant to provide you with the resources for becoming a more effective ally.

Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Hiring as Cultural Matching: The Case of Elite Professional Service Firms

This article presents culture as a vehicle of labor market sorting. Providing a case study of hiring in elite professional service firms, the author investigates the often suggested but heretofore empirically unexamined hypothesis that cultural similarities between employers and job candidates matter for employers’ hiring decisions.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

How to be an Active Ally in the Workplace

Minority employees—those of color, the disabled, LGBT, and neurodiverse alike—don’t know that they are supported in a workplace unless their coworkers say something, and their bosses do something to prove that they value equality. In this article, learn a few tips for how to evolve your own workplace conversations and move the process forward.

Category/Categories: Uncategorized

HRC Rising Organizing Toolkits

The Human Rights Campaign Rising Organizing Toolkit is a database of resources on how to organize community events surrounding a diverse range of issues. Learn how other organizations have come together as allies for a cause.

Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Humanize Diversity and Inclusion

This video features Damien Hooper-Campbell, eBay’s first Chief Diversity Officer, speaking on the state of diversity and inclusion, how to humanize the conversation of diversity, and takeaways on how you can use this as leaders within your organization and in your life.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

If You Want To Get Hired, Act Like Your Potential Boss

Landing a job may not require you to be the best qualified. Instead, it could depend on whether you have a “spark of commonality” with the hiring manager you interview with. Drawing from 120 interviews with employers, as well as participant observation of a hiring committee, Kellogg School of Management professor Lauren Rivera has found that hiring managers want recruits who have the potential to be friends.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Implicit Bias

The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report and the strength of associations between concepts (e.g., black people, gay people) and evaluations (e.g., good, bad) or stereotypes (e.g., athletic, clumsy). The main idea is that making a response is easier when closely related items share the same response key. Log in, register, or sign in as a guest to find out your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other topics.

Category/Categories: Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias and Its Role in Philanthropy and Grantmaking

Philanthropy has proven itself a powerful mechanism for working toward a more equitable society by challenging oppression and seeking to ensure social, economic and political change. This article will focus on the processes of the mind. Even when people explicitly and consciously support fairness, nonconscious processes can undermine their intentions through implicit bias.

Category/Categories: Implicit Bias

Inclusive Workplace Toolkit

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.

Category/Categories: Organizational Plans

Inclusiveness Index Report

The Inclusiveness Index Report is an annual publication that identifies and captures the degree of group-based inclusion and marginality experienced across the world and within the United States. This report represents the Institute’s efforts to measure and more deeply understand the dynamics of inclusion and group-based marginality within the United States and across the globe. The index holistically examines the experiences of groups across a range of social dimensions, including gender, race/ethnicity, religion, disability, and sexual orientation.

Category/Categories: Identity

Kimberlé Crenshaw Instructors’ Guide: Free Resources on Intersectionality, Critical Race Theory across Disciplines

Kimberlé Crenshaw (J.D. Harvard; L.L.M. University of Wisconsin; B.A. Cornell University) is a professor of Law at Columbia University and UCLA. She is famous for creating a foundational tool or framework, called “intersectionality,” for understanding the multiple forces shaping social inequalities. This database contains discipline-specific video links and articles that will allow for you to think about how current policies, practices, and discourses from Criminal Justice to Literature can be changed and improved.

Category/Categories: Intersectionality

Leading with Empathy

How can nonprofit leaders develop the skills of leading with empathy? A defining characteristic about elephants is that they treat one another with empathy, and right now, treating others as we would like to be treated ourselves feels very important. In this article learn ways nonprofit leaders can “practice” empathy every day.

Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Managing Millennial’s and Baby Boomers in Today’s Workforce

Millennial’s and baby boomers make up the majority of today’s workforce. Both generations bring their own expectations, and this can create a divide when trying to manage a multi-generational workforce. It is important to maintain a diverse work­force that fits the culture of the company and complements the needs of clients.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Microagressions in Everyday Life

Bestselling author Derald Wing Sue explains what a microaggression is, how it manifests itself, how it impacts people, and what can be done to address it. He shares information on some of the harmful impacts that microaggressions have on marginalized groups in our society.

Category/Categories: Implicit Bias

Millenial Attitudes on Race in the US

Millennials now represent the largest generation of Americans, and they are by far the most racially and ethnically diverse generation, in the country. The GenForward Survey is the first of its kind—a nationally representative survey of over 1,750 young adults ages 18-34 conducted bimonthly that pays special attention to how race and ethnicity influence how young adults or Millennials experience and think about the world. Explore this report that provides an extensive look at how Millennials think about race, the racial order, and racism in society in the age of Trump.

Category/Categories: Racial Equity

Moving the Needle for Women Leaders: How organisations can informand impact Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for women

While diversity covers a range of human dimensions, the biggest question mark is still hovering around women in the workforce, and female leaders. In this report, LinkedIn hope’s to shed some light on the reasons why female leadership is still trailing behind across multiple functions, as well as some unique insights into what is preventing women from reaching the top, and what organisations are trying to do about it.

Category/Categories: Gender Equity

National Diversity Council Initiatives

The mission of the NDC is to be both a resource and an advocate for the value of diversity and inclusion. The NDC serves as the umbrella organization to support our statewide and regional affiliates, which foster an understanding of diversity and inclusion as a dynamic strategy for business success and community well-being through various initiatives. This database provides a wide variety of resources that allow you to examine the importance of diversity and how to engage in conversations surrounding inclusion.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Nonprofit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2.0: Part 1 – Assessing Where You Are Today and Defining Where You Want to Be

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.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

Nonprofit Human Resources: Intergenerational Insights

Many organizations today are managing three different generations of workers — baby boomers (born 1946 to 1964), Gen Xer’s (born 1965 to 1980) and millennial’s (born 1981 to 2000). Each group has its defining characteristics, experiences, values and attitudes about work. By 2020, it is said that millennials will form 50% of the global workforce. This article suggests a few ideas on how to create a positive and respectful work culture among the different generations.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Our Town – Part One

This American Life spent eight months and did over a hundred interviews to try to bypass the usual rhetoric and get to the bottom of what really happened when undocumented workers showed up in one Alabama town. Explore their findings in this two part series.

Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Our Town – Part Two

So many people in Albertville, AL wondered what it cost them in taxes when thousands of undocumented immigrants moved to their town. One woman drove our host Ira Glass to the grocery store to watch a random Latina mom buy some milk with government assistance, to try to prove her point. So what’d all the newcomers really cost the town? And what was their effect on crime, schools, and politics?

Category/Categories: Uncategorized

PolicyLink Resources

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity by Lifting Up What Works®. Browse their library of resources analyzing data, synthesizing information, and highlighting equity-driven efforts – locally, regionally, and nationally.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

Power Moves: Your Essential Philanthropy Assessment Guide

This guide is a complete self-assessment toolkit to determine how well you are fully how well they are building, sharing and wielding power and identify ways to transform your programs and operations for lasting, equitable impact. It includes ready-to-use guides, insightful anecdotes and comprehensive resources to help you on your power journey towards high-impact giving. Discover how well you’re building, sharing and wielding power for maximum impact on issues and communities you care about.

Category/Categories: Identity

Practical Diversity: Taking Inclusion from Theory to Practice

We strive to embrace diversity and inclusion in our schools and workplaces, but we often fail to understand what this looks like practically. Dr. Dawn Bennett-Alexander believes that with a little effort, we can move diversity and inclusion from theory to practice. ​Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander is a lawyer, an associate professor of Employment Law and Legal Studies at UGA, and co-author of the leading Employment Law text in the country, which created the discipline.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Race to Lead: Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap

The nonprofit sector has a racial leadership gap. Studies have tracked the small percentage of people of color in Executive Director/CEO roles for years. Explore key findings of this report to understand the causes of this disparity, key barriers, and how organizations can embrace system changes.

Category/Categories: Racial Equity

RACE- The Power of an Illusion

Race is one topic where we all think we’re experts. Yet ask 10 people to define race or name “the races,” and you’re likely to get 10 different answers. Few issues are characterized by more contradictory assumptions and myths, each voiced with absolute certainty. RACE- The Power of an Illusion is a video series focused on “what is this thing called race?” and hopes to help us all navigate through our myths and misconceptions. The video is available for order, or view the transcript on the website.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Racial Equity Impact Assessment

A Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) is a systematic examination of how different racial and ethnic groups will likely be affected by a proposed action or decision. REIAs are used to minimize unanticipated adverse consequences in a variety of contexts, including the analysis of proposed policies, institutional practices, programs, plans and budgetary decisions. The REIA assessment can be a vital tool for preventing institutional racism and for identifying new options to remedy long-standing inequities.

Category/Categories: Racial Equity

Racial Equity Resource Guide

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.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

Racial Equity Tools

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This website database offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People With Disabilities

Today, young people with disabilities expect to join the workforce and to be financially independent.1 Unfortunately, the vast majority of working age adults with disabilities still face structural and attitudinal barriers that block their access to steady employment and economic security. In order to fulfill the promise of the ADA – equal employment opportunity and full inclusion – we need to create new curb cuts and pathways for people with disabilities.

Category/Categories: Structural Barriers

Resources on Diversifying Your Board of Directors

Diversity and inclusion are critical issues for all nonprofit organizations. It needs to be addressed on all levels for a nonprofit organization from the clients (or survivors that are served by the agency), staff, and the Board of Directors. This database has key resources (articles and tools) that addresses inclusion and diversity for a nonprofit Board of Directors.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Boards

Resources on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – Where Do I Start?

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.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

Sample Equity Strategies

This article focuses on strategies related to DEI in the workplace. View sample strategies on organizational planning and policies, capacity building, community engagement, and operations on increasing diversity in the workplace.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Simple Accommodations for Deaf Employees You May Have Never Considered

Man​​y people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing do not feel welcome in the American workplace, despite legislation to encourage employment, strong popular support for the use of sign language and large investments in accessible post-secondary education for students who are deaf, a sign language interpreter told SHRM Online. This article introduces ways in which you can help deaf or hard-of-hearing people experience inclusion during the interview process, in the workplace and when there is an emergency.

Category/Categories: Structural Barriers

Stereotype Threat and Social Identity Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community

In this video, Dr Steele, a professor of psychology from Stanford University discusses the psychological significance of a diverse community and its role in learning. Dr. Steele is best known for his work on stereotype threat and social identity threat.

Category/Categories: Identity

The 8 R’s of Talking About Race: How to Have Meaningful Conversations

You’d be hard-pressed to browse a Facebook timeline or turn on the news these days and not be confronted by racial inequities. When it comes to tackling the issue of racial inequity, we have to combine that eagerness with preparation. This article contains some of the author’s recommendations for all of us who are eager to better understand and address racial inequity.

Category/Categories: Critical Conversations

The California Endowment Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report Card

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.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

The Case for Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector

The social sector has a gender equity problem. While women make up three-quarters of the sector workforce, they comprise only 16 percent of CEO’s of nonprofits and foundations with budgets over $50 million. This article focuses primarily on gender equity, while other pieces emphasize the critical intersection points between gender, race and other identities.

Category/Categories: Gender Equity

The Color of Fear

The Color of Fear (Part One) is an insightful, groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. In a series of intelligent, emotional and dramatic confrontations the men reveal the pain and scars that racism has caused them. What emerges is a deeper sense of understanding and trust. This is the dialogue most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our lifetime. (1994, 90 minutes, closed captioned) To purchase this film in DVD format, please visit the StirFry Seminars Store.

Category/Categories: Racial Equity

The Diversity Hiring Playbook

Diversity means many things to many people. Whether you are looking to create a workforce with a better balance in gender, race, sexual orientation or something else, finding and retaining a diverse workforce can be challenging. As with any hire, it requires conscious prioritization. However, it can also require difficult conversations, and a holistic, strategic approach to finding and hiring the best diverse talent. To help, we’ve asked diversity thought leaders from top companies to share their advice for recruiting diverse talent.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

The gender pay gap

Women still earn a lot less than men, despite decades of equal-pay laws. Why? This article focuses on why the pay gap between men and women in rich countries is no longer narrowing and perceptions behind the gender pay gap.

Category/Categories: Gender Equity

The Ladder of Inference Creates Bad Judgement

Award-winning author Ed Muzio describes Chris Argyris’ “Ladder of Inference” model and how you can use it to avoid making incorrect judgments. The Ladder of Inference causes us to move from data within our perception to beliefs and actions based upon our assumptions. Avoiding these jumps improves workplace communication and increases the likelihood of productive coworker relationships.

Category/Categories: Implicit Bias

The Nonprofit Leadership Workbook for Women

Get tried-and-true advice, best practices, and valuable exercises to equip and inspire you to pursue leadership positions within your organization. This workbook was made possible by women leaders in the nonprofit community. Download this free workbook to look at topics such as 3 Goals for Aspiring Leaders, Developing Your Skill Set, and Building Your Brand.

Category/Categories: Gender Equity

The secret to effectively managing different generations (it’s not what you think)

Americans have become overly enamored with generational labels—such as “millennials,” “Gen X” and “baby boomers”—and their associated stereotypes. Used heavily by organizational leaders, marketing gurus, and self-proclaimed generational experts, these labels seem at first to conveniently simplify the complex diversity of the people around us. Jessica Kriegel, a talent strategist at Oracle and the author of a new book about generational stereotypes, says that smart bosses think of their employees as individuals—not labels.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

The State of the Work: Tackling the Tough Challenges to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

The System of Racial Inequity

World Trust’s holistic frame shows the continual interaction between the internal (personal) and external (interpersonal, structural/institutional) manifestations of bias. The importance of continual self-work to understand and heal one’s own internalized privilege/oppression is integral to the ability of changemakers to analyze and dismantle systemic inequity. This article discusses this important framework, offering it to support personal insight and renewal as well as to build capacity to analyze inequity in policy, law and institutions such as education, health care, corporations and the judicial system.

Category/Categories: Racial Equity

The urgency of intersectionality

Now more than ever, it’s important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias — and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term “intersectionality” to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you’re standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you’re likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.

Category/Categories: Intersectionality

The Voice of Nonprofit Talent: Perceptions of Diversity in the Workplace

The Voice of Nonprofit Talent: Perceptions of Diversity in the Workplace report focuses on one of the most significant challenges faced by the nonprofit sector—building and sustaining diverse organizations. The nonprofit sector’s collective ability to attract, retain, and advance people of color determines the quality of talent and directly impacts our ability to meet our respective missions. View this valuable report that shares the views of nonprofit employees— those in our own sector—on diversity and inclusion.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

These Are the Five Causes Millenials Care About the Most

The latest report from the Millennial Impact Project, an annual survey of young people’s involvement with cause work, reveals how the generation born between 1980-2000 is supporting the causes they care about. This article touches on the results of this survey and how young people who are passionate about social issues are turning their interest in to activism.

Category/Categories: Racial Equity

Top 5 Ted Talks About Diversity in the Workplace

This article provides five TED Talks that are both enjoyable to watch and useful in helping you get a better understanding of diversity in the workplace. Whether it’s to better understand your own unconscious biases or learning practical tips on how to overcome them, these talks are a must watch for anyone interested in learning more about diversity in the workplace.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Uncovering Talent: A New Model of Inclusion

Why have inclusion programs stalled on these fronts? One intuitive answer is that these initiatives have not lived up to the core ideal of inclusion. The ideal of inclusion has long been to allow individuals to bring their authentic selves to work. This study hypothesizes that a model of inclusion analyzing that pressure might be beneficial to historically underrepresented groups. Indeed, given that everyone has an authentic self, a culture of greater authenticity might benefit all individuals, including the straight White men who have traditionally been left out of the inclusion paradigm. To test this theory, this research draws on the concept of “covering.”

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Unite4Equity

Equity in philanthropy is the investment of social and financial resources in policies, practices, and actions that produce equitable access, power, and outcomes for all communities. This database includes resources on developing an organizational framework for DEI, understanding diverse communities, and much more that will help your organization on its DEI path.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

Unrealized Impact: The Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion matter — in our communities, in the business world, and most certainly in our schools. Diverse teams have been shown to produce stronger results — in their ability to attract, retain, and satisfy employees; to increase shareholder returns in the private sector, and to improve academic outcomes in the education sector. The purpose of this study is to enhance knowledge in the field about the role diversity, equity, and inclusion play in education organizations.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

Webcast Working Session: Practical Strategies for Board Diversity

The diversity findings from BoardSource’s 2017 report Leading with Intent, highlighted the decline in board diversity and that boards are not prioritizing demographics when recruiting even as nonprofits express dissatisfaction with their boards’ diversity. This webinar aims to answer questions surrounding creating a culture of inclusion and creating a will of change within the board.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Boards

What if the Road to Inclusion Were Really an Intersection?

While traditional diversity and inclusion frameworks have helped bring more diverse talent into organizations, what got organizations here will not get them where they want to be. An intersectional approach that reaches all facets of corporate life is often more fruitful.

Category/Categories: Intersectionality

What Job Seekers Really Think of Your Diversity Stats

Workplace diversity has been a hot topic this year as several tech companies have released their diversity numbers for the first time. Companies like Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple have published the demographic data of their workforce. At Glassdoor we’re all for this type of transparency but we wanted to know just how much it really matters. Explore the results of the Glassdoor Diversity Hiring Survey, and find out importance of diversity when deciding where to work in the Glassdoor community, and if employers are doing enough to foster a diverse workforce.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

WHAT WORKS: Developing Successful Multigenerational Leadership

Today’s workforce is comprised of three generations: Boomers, Gen X, and Millennial’s. Beyond working together, these cohorts must figure out how to share leadership across the generations, as well. Most organizations have room for improvement. This report offers a unique insight missing from most studies about generations: the importance of relationships and acknowledgement of commonalities to creating a positive work environment.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

White Ally Toolkit

White Ally Toolkit’s approach is based on dialogic learning- the process of people learning about a social reality by: starting with their own experiences, moving to other people’s experiences, and raising questions about why people’s experiences are similar and different. This toolkit provides an intro to listening, other resources, and a white ally quiz to determine which kind of ally you are.

Category/Categories: Uncategorized

Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

Striving to increase workplace diversity is not an empty slogan — it is a good business decision. A 2015 McKinsey report on 366 public companies found that those in the top quartile for ethnic and racial diversity in management were 35% more likely to have financial returns above their industry mean, and those in the top quartile for gender diversity were 15% more likely to have returns above the industry mean. This article digs into why diverse teams are smarter.

Category/Categories: Diversity: Workplace

Why diversity, inclusion, and equity matter for nonprofits

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.

Category/Categories: DEI Repositories

Why it’s important to think about privilege – and why it’s hard

The process of becoming comfortable and open to acknowledging, critiquing, and accepting of your own privilege may not be easy. Thinking about privilege and challenging it is an ongoing exercise and something that may need to become part of your daily consciousness. This article focuses on why thinking about your privilege is important and reasons why it is hard to do so.

Category/Categories: Identity

Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap

The Building Movement Project (BMP) conducted the Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race Survey in 2016 to understand why there are so few people of color leading nonprofit organizations compared to white people, and what strategies could be used to narrow the gap.

Category/Categories: Structural Barriers

World Trust Racial Equity Films

World Trust Educational Services is a non-profit social justice organization that provides unique film-dialogue program and learning tools and resources for people interested in tackling unconscious bias and systemic racial inequity in their workplace, community and in their lives. This website of tools will help you to facilitate within your organizations, communities, and everyday life.

Category/Categories: Racial Equity