Rapidly shifting demographics, globalization, and greater social awareness regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion have compelled nonprofit organizations to embrace a more diverse and equitable workplace culture. No longer are the terms diversity, equity, and inclusion only associated with an organization’s crisis response, but with the way they do business day-in and day-out. This two-part course will help equip both yourself and your organization to embrace the power of human diversity and to learn how to integrate DEI into your practices, policies, and programming.
• Understand foundational DEI terminology, theory, concepts, strategies, and their impact on nonprofits and the nonprofit community.
• Identify the DEI standards of expectation and best practices as defined both DEI and nonprofit industry leaders.
• Evaluate current DEI trends and data as they pertain to the philanthropic community.
• Understand and be able to articulate a clear link between DEI and organizational performance.
Who should attend: Nonprofit Management Program participants and any nonprofit employee, leader, board member, stakeholder, or anyone who contributes to the success of the organization and/or who has the desire to build their understanding of DEI and how it affects nonprofits. Part 2 attendance is highly recommended.