Equity

Hey people with privilege, you need to be OK with making mistakes and being called out [nonprofitaf.com]

Last week, I wrote a blog post called “ Hey progressives, can we stop using the tools of social justice to tear one another down? ” The post resonated with many people, and I received lots of positive feedback from colleagues who felt seen and heard. However, there were also some disconcerting reactions as well. A few people from the opposite end of the political spectrum were gleeful—“Ha ha, the libs are attacking one another! Get the popcorn!”—which is to be expected. More alarming were a...

Key Lessons on Structural Racism & Health Equity: Highlights from the HealthBegins Webinar [healthbegins.org]

Our recent webinar on structural racism and health equity set a record. While HealthBegins’ monthly webinars typically attract several hundred registrants, this one drew nearly 800. Not only did hundreds of health professionals come to this discussion, but they vigorously engaged , with questions on how to acknowledge the health effects of racial injustice in the exam room, how to make an impact in the community, and how to convince others to care. This show of passion tells us that health...

Practical Ideas for Improving Equity and Inclusion at Nonprofits [ssir.org]

The nonprofit sector’s focus on advancing social welfare means that we are responsible not only for implementing effective management practices, but also for holding ourselves accountable to the communities we serve. We know that board diversity improves performance and inclusive teams make better decisions . We know the value of including our communities and program participants in decision-making. Yet while references to equity, inclusion, and diversity (DEI) are seemingly everywhere, as a...

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