Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

When Looking to Diversify Your Development Office, Widen Your Lens

Have you noticed that when talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in fundraising, the conversation frequently mentions the lack of suitable candidates of color? I’ve heard that to be a major gift officer you have to have access to people with money, be comfortable socializing with them, and speak [...]

[VIDEO] It’s Not Either/Or – Raising Money with an Anti-Racist Approach

Robert Osborne and Laurel McCombs will help you assess and revitalize your development program to take an anti-racist approach that results in successful fundraising and a high return on investment. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Bob, Laurel. I've got 1 p.m. Eastern. Is it okay if I go ahead and [...]

By |2021-01-11T09:22:31-05:00January 14th, 2021|Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Webinars|

New Year’s Resolutions for the Charitable Sector – A Call to Action

I’m not normally a fan of New Year’s resolutions. They unnecessarily pressure people and create unrealistic goals. For the last 40 years I have avoided setting New Year’s resolutions for myself but after the dumpster-fire that was 2020 I’m compelled to make a resolution – to become a bigger and [...]

Reimagining the Nonprofit Board in the Throes of a Pandemic

A vivid imagination allows us to envision or mentally rehearse future possibilities. As nonprofits nationwide consider how they can return from the torment inflicted by the coronavirus, reimagining the nonprofit board and governance provides an opportunity to refresh, recover, rebuild, and rethink. We all realize the importance of organizational governance, [...]

5+ Reasons Why Targeting Black Donors Helps Black Communities (And Your Nonprofit!)

Black Gives Back.  According to a study by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, black people give 25% more of their income than their white counterparts. We are, hands down, the largest group of givers in our country… and yet, we don’t see recognition in the media. Rather than realizing how generous [...]

4 Ways Education Nonprofits Can Fundraise More Equitably

As a black person that has worked in the nonprofit education space for quite sometime, one of the most uncomfortable experiences is listening, to mostly white people, talk about their work and the communities they serve. I am more sensitive to such language because I often identify with the students [...]

6 Tips to Help Your Nonprofit Improve its Outreach with Diverse Communities

A successful strategy for outreach with diverse communities will help your organization transform issues at local levels and achieve long-lasting benefits. Here are the top 6 outreach tips I've learned by working with local communities across Latin America. These tips will be useful if you plan to work with organizations [...]

[VIDEO] Intentional Leadership – Board Governance Practices that Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Part 2 of 2)

In part 2 of a special two-part webinar, Dr. Robin Hindsman Stacia will outline how board members can embrace the leadership imperative for engaging in DEI-focused work and governance. Full Transcript: Steven: Okay. Robin, I got 1:00 Eastern. Is it okay if I go ahead and get things started officially? [...]

By |2020-09-14T16:06:10-04:00September 15th, 2020|Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Webinars|

Do Your Nonprofit’s Financial Operations Reflect Your Commitment to DEI?

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. For the last few years, the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter movements have brought DEI work into sharp relief. White people are increasingly unable to ignore their inherent privilege. While many whites shift uncomfortably in their seats, marginalized communities across the US continue to sing, walk, stand, sit, and [...]

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