Nonprofit Resource Library

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance has compiled our favorite articles, videos and resources — all focused on helping social impact organizations create equitable and successful work operations — with a special focus on remote working. You will find hundreds of useful tips and tricks. Be sure to email us with your favorite resources, and we will add them to the library.

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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: Workforce Diversity

10 Tips for Better Virtual Meetings

With a few tweaks, we are shifting meetings and conferences to online platforms and refusing to lose opportunities to capture great ideas and move missions forward. Whether it is a 90 minute session or a day and a half workshop, this article offers tips to help you socially distance yourself while remaining focused on your goals of collaboration and learning.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Virtual Meeting Tips

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: Critical Conversations, Implicit Bias

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: Critical Conversations, Implicit Bias

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

23 Essential Tips for Working Remotely

Follow these tips to keep your whole team’s productivity and morale high.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Setting Yourself up for Success

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

7 Tips for Coping with Anxiety and Supporting your Well-Being in a Crisis

The seven tips covered in this episode will help you calm your fight or flight response so that your body and brain can have a much-needed break. These tips don’t cost any money. And the majority of them only take a few moments at any given time.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Supporting Emotional Health

8 Ways to Set Boundaries Between Work and Kids

This article outlines eight simple ways to set boundaries between your work and your kids during the work-from-home era.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Supporting Emotional Health

A 2-Year Stanford Study Shows the Astonishing Productivity Boost of Working From Home

Stanford professor Nicholas Bloom has definitive data that indicates it’s time once and for all to embrace and enable the benefits of working from home.

Category/Categories: Making the Case (post COVID), Remote Working

A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers

Although it is always preferable to establish clear remote-work policies and training in advance, in times of crisis or other rapidly changing circumstances, this level of preparation may not be feasible. Fortunately, there are specific, research-based steps that managers can take without great effort to improve the engagement and productivity of remote employees, even when there is little time to prepare.

Category/Categories: Building Effective Teams, Remote Working

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: Workforce Diversity

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: Workforce Diversity

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

Adapting workplace learning in the time of coronavirus

These six best-practice actions, ranging from the immediate and tactical to the strategic, can help maintain the momentum and benefits of workplace-learning programs and help build a new foundation for effective virtual learning.

Category/Categories: Building Effective Teams, Remote Working

AI is Promising for Hiring Teams, but There’s a Catch

We see artificial intelligence (AI) at work every day – from determining what appears first in our Google search for “nearby restaurants,” our social media feeds and online shopping recommendations, to deciding our credit limit or sharing personalized job recommendations. While the tech is still new to the hiring industry, we’re seeing AI reshape talent acquisition by making the process much more efficient, proactive and predictive, leading companies to the right talent, at the right time.

Category/Categories: Artificial Intelligence/Tech

All That We Share

We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think?

Category/Categories: Implicit Bias

Artificial Intelligence Changing Nonprofits: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

The nonprofit sector hasn’t been known to be quick adopters of technology, but the great thing is that we are slowly getting there. Nonprofits are finally using technology to analyze data to define algorithms, understanding more about their donors and more about their organization; thus making them more efficient and more effective at their mission. But here’s a buzzword that’s been ringing in different parts of the sector: artificial intelligence—aka AI. But what do you know about AI? Let’s explore!

Category/Categories: Artificial Intelligence/Tech

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: 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

Best and Worst States on Jobs for People With Disabilities

New statistics released this week show that Americans with disabilities saw a slowdown in job gains compared to those of the previous year. The Disability Statistics Compendium, released by Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire, shows that the employment rate for people with disabilities has risen to 37 percent. The Compendium also shows that geography has an impact on employment outcomes for Americans with disabilities.

Category/Categories: Structural Barriers

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: Board Diversity

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

Can Algorithms Reduce Racial Bias Rather Than Embed It?

In an excerpt published by Stanford social psychologist, Jennifer Eberhardt delves into the impact of implicit bias in perpetuating segregation and racial discrimination. She explains that more than half of whites say they would not move to an area that is more than 30 percent black, because they “believe that the housing stock would not be well maintained and crime would be high.” Eberhardt adds that “Black people are just as likely as whites to expect signs of disorder in heavily Black neighborhoods.” Explore this article further to learn how technology often embeds these biases in algorithms.

Category/Categories: Artificial Intelligence/Tech

Can Artificial Intelligence Make The Hiring Process More Fair?

Can artificial intelligence make the hiring process fairer? One of Sweden’s biggest recruiters plans to use Artificial Intelligence-powered robots to conduct job interviews as a way to curb bias in the hiring process.

Category/Categories: Artificial Intelligence/Tech

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: 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

Corporate Diversity Programs in 2019: What’s Working & What’s Not

Corporate diversity programs have been big news in recent years, as companies ranging from Uber to Google institute these initiatives. Most recently, Uber launched its first diversity report in March 2017. Many businesses stress research and fact-finding in their corporate diversity reports. This has led to a debate about approaches to issues of equal opportunity. Is research and definition of the problem a strong first step, or should organizations be more focused on taking direct action?

Category/Categories: Workforce Diversity

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

Creating Peace While in Pieces

Series of courses that focus on changing the mindset with learning and calm.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Supporting Emotional Health

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: 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: 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: Workforce Diversity

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

Dialing In, Logging On, Nodding Off: The True Costs of Teleconferences, Videoconferences and Webinars

Given the ease and savings of offering meetings virtually, it is no wonder why organizations are electing this option. But while hours and dollars may be saved, do we fully understand what’s lost in the transmission? This research examines what your participants want and don’t want from your next virtual meeting.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Virtual Meeting Tips

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: Workforce Diversity

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 Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege

This toolkit is meant for anyone who feels there is a lack of productive discourse around issues of diversity and the role of identity in social relationships, both on a micro (individual) and macro (communal) level. Perhaps you are a teacher, youth group facilitator, student affairs personnel or manage a team that works with an underserved population. Training of this kind can provide historical context about the politics of identity and the dynamics of power and privilege or help build greater self-awareness.

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: 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

Few Racial Equity Grantors Have Diverse Boards

Foundations with few or no staff say racial equity is very relevant to their mission and are making grants that reflect close connections to communities and causes but the same can’t be said of board composition and staff. According to Exponent Philanthropy’s 2019 Foundation Operations and Management Report, 72 percent report racial equity as somewhat or very relevant to their mission, with almost two in five (37 percent) reporting that racial equity was “very relevant” to their mission. Yet, 75 percent of boards have no people of color and only 15 percent have one person of color.

Category/Categories: Board Diversity

Five Tips for Successfully Managing Your Remote Team

Zoom compiled a few best practices and practical tools for successfully managing remote teams.

Category/Categories: Building Effective Teams, Remote Working

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: Board Diversity

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: Workforce Diversity

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: Workforce Diversity

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: Workforce Diversity

Google, Microsoft Offer Free Conferencing Tools Due To Coronavirus

In an effort to aid in keeping people safe from COVID-19, tech giants Google and Microsoft have said they will grant free access for a limited time to their more robust teleconferencing and collaboration tools that are typically only available to enterprise customers.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Tech Tips

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: Critical Conversations, Implicit Bias

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: Workforce Diversity

How Foundations Can Advance Racial Equity through Impact Investing

Racial inequity is inextricably connected to almost every social challenge that philanthropy seeks to address. Quality healthcare, affordable housing, access to better education, participation in a fair economy—these are just some of the challenges that disproportionately affect people of color and are central to the mission-driven work undertaken by foundations. In this SSIRLive! program, three foundation leaders will explore these pressing questions and more. These expert speakers will explain their organizations’ efforts to advance racial equity—inherently tied to diversity and inclusion—into their institutions and impact investing practices. Registration is required for access to this complimentary webinar (access will be provided for a 12 month period).

Category/Categories: Racial Equity

How Managers Can Support Remote Employees

In this new world of remote work, managers are struggling. In a poll of my coaching clients last week about their biggest challenges, their key themes were about how to stay connected with each team member, help manage their own and others’ stress, maintain team morale and motivation, run engaged meetings, track and communicate progress, and help their team shed nonessential work. This article outlines six strategies to augment availability to employees when working remotely.

Category/Categories: Building Effective Teams, Remote Working

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: Workforce Diversity

How to Be Together Apart In the Time of Coronavirus

The pandemic offers an opportunity to experiment with meaningful digital gatherings, from book clubs to happy hours to religious services. This article includes great tips and ideas.

Category/Categories: Just for Fun, Remote Working

How to Combat Zoom Fatigue

If you’re finding that you’re more exhausted at the end of your workday than you used to be, you’re not alone. Over the past few weeks, mentions of “Zoom fatigue” have popped up more and more on social media, and Google searches for the same phrase have steadily increased since early March.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Supporting Emotional Health

How To Embrace Remote Work: The Complete Guide To Setting Up Your Team For Remote Work Success

Tips, strategies, and advice from the world’s leading companies in order to empower a productive and collaborative remote team. Content includes: Dispelling Remote Work Myths—Tips & Best Practices; How To Build Strong Communication And Collaboration With A Remote Team; Digital Tools Needed To Work Remotely; How To Create A Company Culture As A Remote Team; Find And Land The Right Remote Job—Tips & Tricks For Interviews & Hiring

Category/Categories: Building Effective Teams, Remote Working

How to Get the Positives Out of a Multigenerational Workforce

Many workplaces are unintentionally negating their own staff. How often have you heard someone complain that Millennials are entitled? Or Gen-Xers are lazy? Or that Baby Boomers resist change? The truth is, the biggest issue they are dealing with isn’t the lack of capability in any one generation, it’s the lack of value being assigned to having them all together in one place.

Category/Categories: Workforce Diversity

How to Integrate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Everyday Operations

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.

Category/Categories: Organizational Plans

How to Keep Uninvited Guests Out of Your Zoom Event

Like most other public forums, it’s possible to have a person (who may or may not be invited) disrupt an event that’s meant to bring people together. Here are some reminders on using Zoom to host public events safely.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Tech Tips

How to Work From Home: 20 Tips From People Who Do It Successfully

At the home office, it’s easy for you to become your own worst enemy. Because when you’re not surrounded by coworkers, you’re free to drop those pesky inhibitions. At the home office, no one’s watching. You don’t necessarily feel that same peer pressure or communal obligation to get stuff done. This article includes great work-at-home tips and tricks that will keep you productive.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Setting Yourself up for Success

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: Identity, Intersectionality, Repositories

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: Repositories

Ideas for Creating a Sense of Culture, Community Amid Social Distancing and Work-From-Home Mandates

Company and organizational culture is arguably one of the most important aspects of keeping morale and engagement high in any workplace, and even more so now that many of us are remote employees. In this post, Zoom shares some real-world examples of virtual events and ideas centered around culture and community that you can bring to your organization.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Supporting Emotional Health

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: Workforce Diversity

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 Language Guide

Nelson Mandela, External link the former president of South Africa who led the country out of apartheid, once said, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

Words matter, Mandela was essentially saying. More specifically, the nuanced way we use language—with a mindfulness for the perspectives and feelings of others—shows respect and understanding or a lack thereof. The idea of inclusive language is rooted in these ideas. It embraces language that is free from stereotypes, subtle discrimination, and negative messages.

Category/Categories: Critical Conversations

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

Intersectionality of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity at Work

Women in underrepresented racial and ethnic groups experience intersectional barriers that white women and men underrepresented racial and ethnic groups don’t face. This webinar outlines the effects of the intersecting multiple dimensions of diversity and provides tools and tips for organizations to mitigate the negative effects. To access the webinar recording viewers will need to join the Catalyst Community.

Category/Categories: Intersectionality

Is your team ready for remote?

Whether you love remote work or hate it, we are in the midst of a rapid transition from office-based work to WFH. The good news is that many successful, productive companies and organizations already utilize (and even prefer) remote workforce management. Their best practices mean you don’t have to start from scratch during this COVID-19-induced adjustment.

Category/Categories: Building Effective Teams, Remote Working

Key Ideas for Leadership

Pete guides us on our roles as leaders during times of change and uncertainty, key strategies and insights to take care of yourself and your people. This is a good one for anyone in a leadership role to watch, especially during these unprecedented times.

Category/Categories: Building Effective Teams, Remote Working

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: Critical Conversations

Living Cities’ Racial Equity Journey: Organizing Within an Institution

On February 26, 2012, a seventeen-year-old Black teenager named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida, by George Zimmerman. Martin’s death ignited a national debate about racism and justice. It was on the nightly news and in the editorial pages. At Living Cities, a grantmaker and investor dedicated to improving the lives of low-income people and the cities where they live, we were having conversations, too. How was it possible, we asked ourselves, to achieve our mission without intentionally addressing the intersections between poverty and race? These conversations eventually set us on a course to radically reconfigure the way the organization works around race. Along that road, Living Cities has redefined our mission and identity as an organization, while also surfacing what it takes for grantmakers, nonprofits, and impact investors to center racial equity in practice.

Category/Categories: Racial Equity

Looking Beyond COVID-19: Remote Work for Equity & Inclusion

COVID-19 presents a powerful case study on how we leverage technology to design cultures, processes, and norms that cultivate inclusion and safety at work.

Category/Categories: DEI Considerations, Making the Case (post COVID), Remote Working, Workforce Diversity

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: Workforce Diversity

Mastering Video Interviews and Meetings

As most of us have experienced at some point, video interviews can go bad very quickly. Below are a few tips for ensuring that your video presence is effective and professional, whether you’re at a team meeting or a job interview.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Tech Tips

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

Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots: Your Questions, Answered

Mobile wifi hotspots come in two forms: either built into a smartphone, like an iPhone or an Android phone, or as a standalone portable gadget. This offers a solution for remote employees with poor wifi reception.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Tech Tips

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

MyNoise brings you realistic “soundscapes” from the outside world

Are you missing the noise from your pre-pandemic life? From cafes to the ocean to a spring walk in the woods, the sounds offered through MyNoise might be the ones you are missing right now.

Category/Categories: Just for Fun, Remote Working

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: Workforce Diversity

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: 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: Workforce Diversity

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: Racial Equity, Structural Barriers

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: Racial Equity, Structural Barriers

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: 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: Workforce Diversity

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 to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector

Findings from the Building Movement Project’s national survey of more than 4,000 nonprofit staff showed that people of color have similar qualifications as white respondents and are more likely to aspire to nonprofit leadership positions. The findings stood in contrast to the widespread assumptions that there are not enough people of color willing and able to lead. In addition, respondents across race agreed that people of color seeking leadership roles face a range of systemic barriers to advancement.

Category/Categories: Gender 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: Workforce Diversity

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 Means Including People With Disabilities in Philanthropy

This year, the United States will celebrate 29 years of civil-rights progress under the Americans With Disabilities Act. According to the U.S. Census and the Labor Department, people with disabilities are half as likely to have a bachelor’s degree and twice as likely to be unemployed. Issues of disability affect people of every race, class, and gender identity, which means that ignoring those issues only compounds structural racism and class and gender discrimination.

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: 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: 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

Reframing Organizations

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.

Category/Categories: Organizational Plans

Remote Working Tips and Complete Guide to Telecommuting in 2020

In this guide, we’ve compiled the best practices for remote workers, ranging from how to participate in meetings to how you can find a job as a remote worker.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Setting Yourself up for Success

Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success

An e-certificate in remote working that includes 17 videos.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Setting Yourself up for Success

Remotely Onboarding New Team Members

Effectively onboarding employees remotely is not only possible, it may be required in our current situation, when COVID-19 quarantines are forcing organizations to quickly move to a virtual environment. This article has best practices and tips that may be helpful as you consider remote onboarding.

Category/Categories: Building Effective Teams, Remote Working

Report Identifies Barriers to Nonprofit Advancement for Women of Color

In a new report by the Building Movement Project, researchers uncovered something many women of color in the nonprofit sector intuitively know and find intimately familiar: Due to gender and race-based discrimination, women of color encounter significantly more barriers to advancement than white women and men of color. The report, Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector, builds on the group’s 2016 research on the racial leadership gap in the nonprofit sector.

Category/Categories: Gender Equity

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: Board Diversity

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: Repositories

Respect & Inclusion at Deloitte

‘Ask yourself…’ was made to encourage everyone at Deloitte to think about their personal responsibility to treat people with respect. Deloittee is working hard to ensure that they provide a working environment where everyone feels able to be themselves and can thrive, develop and succeed. An environment in which our people are recognized and respected for their own strengths, values, and perspectives. We know that creating an inclusive environment is not a challenge unique to Deloitte; by uploading the film to YouTube and allowing people to share it with others we hope to inspire them on their own Respect and Inclusion journeys.

Category/Categories: Workforce Diversity

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: Workforce Diversity

Sample Organizational Communications Agreements

Sample organizational communications agreement to clarify and streamline internal communications.

Category/Categories: Building Effective Teams, Remote Working

Securing your WiFi Network

Locking your wireless network is as important as locking your home. Learn how and why to create strong passwords for your network and router.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Tech Tips

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

Slack for Nonprofits

The Slack for Nonprofits program offers free or discounted plan upgrades to eligible organizations. Here are the details.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Tech Tips

So you don’t think race, equity, diversity, and inclusion are relevant to your mission

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?

Category/Categories: Repositories

Solutions Privilege: How privilege shapes the expectations of solutions, and why it’s bad for our work addressing systemic injustice

The people who complain about the lack of solutions tend to have a certain degree of privilege: White, men, college-educated, higher income, able-bodied, in positions of power, etc. And the more privilege folks have, the more likely they are to whine about the lack of solutions proposed. Vu Le calls this phenomenon “Solutions Privilege,” the privilege of expecting easy and instant solutions that would align with one’s worldview and not challenge one’s privilege.

Category/Categories: Identity

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

Successful Virtual Meetings Using Video-Conferencing

As many offices shift to remote work, daily operations will need to adapt to using virtual technology in multiple settings. Fortunately tools and platforms can facilitate interactions between candidates and hiring teams, as well as advancement teams and their stakeholders – with the right preparation.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Tech Tips, Virtual Meeting Tips

Suddenly remote? 5 Critical Tips for companies struggling with the Coronavirus quarantine.

InspireHUB shares the internal guidelines and tips that have helped them become high-performers and produce at the award-winning level with the hopes of you making the most of the situation.

Category/Categories: Building Effective Teams, Remote Working

Telecommuting Policy Sample

This sample telework policy provides guidelines for teleworking programs.

Category/Categories: Making the Case (post COVID), Remote Working, Setting Yourself up for Success

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: 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: Workforce Diversity

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 Guide to Inclusive Walking Meetings: Strolling Meetings

Tips for creating a “strolling” meeting. Although this is meant to be done in-person, the attendees could easily call-in during their stroll.

Category/Categories: Just for Fun, Remote Working

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 Nonprofit Need to Address Discrimination against Those with Disabilities

A recent study indicates that 75 percent of nonprofit boards don’t have anyone with a disability on them, despite 25 percent of Americans having a disability. This contributes to nonprofits’ lack of consideration of things like physical accessibility, language, captioning use, and cognitive accessibility for those who learn and perceive differently. RespectAbility, the disability rights group that conducted the survey, found that more than a third of respondents believe internal bias among leadership contributes to this gap.

Category/Categories: Structural Barriers

The remote worker’s guide to working with a team

There are challenges specific to individuals, roles, and projects, but with the right attitude and few adjustments, you can effectively work with a team from anywhere in the world. This article outlines how.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Setting Yourself up for Success

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: Workforce Diversity

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: 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: Workforce Diversity

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

This Is How Leaders Build Trust With Remote Teams

If building trust within a team is difficult, building trust within a remote team can truly be a herculean task. This article provides useful and easy to implement strategies.

Category/Categories: Building Effective Teams, Remote Working

Tips for Working Remotely and Combating Stress

Working from home can be isolating, and living with uncertainty is stressful. This article offers tips for both.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Supporting Emotional Health

To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home

Survey responses and performance data collected at the conclusion of a study involving Ctrip’s staff revealed that, in comparison with the employees who came into the office, the at-home workers were not only happier and less likely to quit but also more productive.

Category/Categories: Making the Case (post COVID), Remote Working

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: Workforce Diversity

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: Workforce Diversity

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: 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: Repositories

Virtual Ice Breakers

This article explores how you can use virtual icebreakers to help remote teams break down communication barriers.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Virtual Meeting Tips

Virtual Meeting Checklist

We are working on a lot of large and small virtual meetings these days, and nothing is worse than holding the time on the calendar and then wasting the time due to technical difficulties. The following is a checklist of items to review prior to hosting your next virtual meeting.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Virtual Meeting Tips

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: Board Diversity

Welcome to Remote Working

A Quarantine Survival Guide for Nonprofit Employees In the past weeks, as thousands of nonprofits shifted to remote working environments, we saw a flood of resources and tips for how to keep your mission moving forward in a virtual workspace. Although many thought we would be working from our kitchen table for only a […]

Category/Categories: Remote Working

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: Workforce Diversity

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: Workforce Diversity

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: Identity

Why Are We Still Struggling with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nonprofit Governance?

According to BoardSource research, the diversity of boards today has not increased over the past two years and seems unlikely to change anytime soon based on current recruitment practices (BoardSource, 2017). These findings are extremely disheartening given the increased attention that diversity, inclusion, and equity have received over the past few years. A panel of nonprofit scholars and professionals convened at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) conference on November 16, 2018, to consider why nonprofit governance is still struggling with these issues.

Category/Categories: Board Diversity

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: Workforce Diversity

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: 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

Work from home with Quip, for free.

Quip combines documents, spreadsheets, and chat, so distributed teams can work together effectively. Get Quip for free.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Tech Tips

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

Working from home – health and safety considerations

This article provides legal guidelines and recommendations on an employer’s duties, in terms of health and safety, when it comes to employees working from home.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Setting Yourself up for Success

Working from Home and Company Culture

Dan Schawbel, an author, podcast host, and future of work expert, breaks down the pressures that new technology trends have placed on human needs for community and bonding at work. He also explains how teams can communicate and collaborate effectively while working remotely.

Category/Categories: Remote Working, Supporting Emotional Health

Working from home is great for diversity. Let’s keep it going

Right now, the boom in remote work is due to social distancing, the necessity for people to keep their distance from each other to slow down the advance of the coronavirus. But there are many other positive impacts from remote work beyond just not catching a virus, including improving diversity.

Category/Categories: DEI Considerations, Making the Case (post COVID), Remote Working, Workforce Diversity

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

You can now book a goat to liven up your boring Zoom meeting (yes,seriously)

If you’re looking for a way to keep your employees entertained on yet another Zoom call, may we recommend renting a goat?

Category/Categories: Just for Fun, Remote Working