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Afraid to Talk About Sensitive Topics at Work? Read This Guide First

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Imagine this: you are at a meeting where some colleagues are beginning to talk about a sensitive topic, such as race and racism in higher education. You know that there is a possibility of accidentally offending someone with your thoughts, so you decide it is better to stay silent— even though you have insights and […]

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4 Fall Reads to Spark a Conversation on Equity and Inclusion

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How do systemic racism and other structures of injustice influence our day-to-day work in the nonprofit sector? In organizations that aim to change the world, there can be a presumption of goodness—an overarching idea that our positive intentions are enough. But an intentional focus on equity and inclusion must be at the forefront of social […]

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How to Build a More Inclusive Workplace Culture

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Most social-impact spaces want to be diverse and inclusive. And many are taking active steps in that direction. Still, examining your organizational culture from within can be a challenge. Though you may feel your workplace is welcoming to everyone, someone from outside the culture—especially someone from an underrepresented background—may have a different view. Even if […]

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2 Activities to Help You Start the Diversity Conversation

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To do deep work around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), it is important for staff to be able to talk about issues that may feel uncomfortable or scary. Issues of racism, for example, can be polarizing. But organizations who want to lead with DEI values need to be able to create an environment that promotes […]

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