Racial inequality extends to all facets of life, and the nonprofit sector is no exception. This library of resources is designed to help nonprofit leaders establish and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within their organizations.

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Essential DEI Reading for Nonprofits

Bloomerang is committed to amplifying the voices of people of color, the disabled, and LGBTQ professionals working in the nonprofit sector. If you would like to contribute an article to our blog, email press@bloomerang.co. Guest bloggers will be compensated for their submissions.

Why Do Nonprofits Struggle with Diversity? – by Kishshana Palmer, CFRE

4 Steps for Bringing Up Equity and Inclusion At Your Nonprofit – by Mazarine Treyz

The RACE to Philanthropy – by Michelle Drinks

3 Ways To Decolonize Your Nonprofit – by Neesha Powell-Twagirumukiza

Dear Philanthropy: These Are the Fires of Anti-Black Racism – by Will Cordery

Have Nonprofit and Philanthropy Become the “White Moderate” that Dr. King Warned Us About? – by Vu Le

Why Are We Still Struggling with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nonprofit Governance? – by Elizabeth A. Castillo

Options and Opportunities for White Social Justice Leaders – by Dani Robbins

Reparations, the Duty of White Philanthropy, and Posture Necessary to Fulfill It – by Chris Conroy

Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matter for Nonprofits – from the National Council of Nonprofits

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nonprofit Bylaws – from NEO Law Group

AWAKE to WOKE to WORK: Building a Race Equity Culture – from Equity in the Center

Race to Lead – from Building Movement Project

The Groundwater Approach – from The Racial Equity Institute, LLC

Sample Policies, Templates, and Tools

Conscious Style Guide

Hello Seven Guide To Inclusive Language

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Policy Template

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit

The Inclusivity Crawler

Webinars on Nonprofit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Peer Groups for People of Color in the Nonprofit Sector


  • equity at work – equity, inclusion, and social justice-centered programs designed and delivered by Desiree Adaway, Ericka Hines and Jessica Fish
  • EmbraceRace – a multiracial community of parents, teachers, experts, and other caring adults who support each other to meet the challenges that race poses to our children, families, and communities
  • National Nonprofit Minority Association – the leading resource for minority professionals in the nonprofit sector
  • The Adaway Group – a black woman-owned consulting firm that brings together multi-racial teams to work on projects related to equity, inclusion, and social justice
  • The Equity Paradigm – a group of diversity practitioners, adult learning facilitators, researchers, organizers, change agents, and passionate social justice activists who are dedicated to equipping mission-driven leaders and organizations with the language, tools, mindsets and strategies for holistically advancing equity in their spheres of influence
  • Deaf-Friendly Consulting – creating a deaf-friendly world is a two-way effort between businesses and consumers. DFC offers a variety of services to help businesses reach inclusion goals and deepen their toolkit of deaf-friendly actions.

Other Curated Lists and Resources

For Event Organizers

Bloomerang will commit to sponsoring events and conferences only if speakers from diverse backgrounds are represented. We also strongly recommend events and conferences have the following in place:

  • an equity statement
  • an accessibility statement
  • accessible pricing

Speaker Directory:

This list of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) consultants, fundraisers and thought-leaders includes those that we have welcomed as guests on our webinar series and at our events, or seen speak personally.