2018 Walking the Talk Webinar Series

In 2018, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits launched the initiative, Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in North Carolina Nonprofits, to address the nonprofit racial and generational leadership gaps while lifting up equity, diversity, and inclusion in all North Carolina nonprofits. The 2018 Walking the Talk Webinar Series includes the four webinars that helped to introduce and progress the initiative.


Purchase the webinars as a series ($70) or individually ($25 each)* to facilitate your organization's own 'walk.'

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Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in North Carolina Nonprofits

One of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits’ core values is to respect and include the wide variety of North Carolina’s people, cultures, regions, religions, and political views. To live this value, we've launched Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in North Carolina Nonprofits, a new initiative to help nonprofits address the sector’s racial leadership gap, generational leadership gap, and policies, practices, and organizational cultures in nonprofits that exacerbate these gaps.

Presenters Anita Brown-Graham, ncIMPACT at UNC School of Government, Ivan Canada, NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad, and Jeanne Tedrow, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, shared goals of the initiative, discussed distinctions between the terms, analyzed NC demographic data around race, age, and needs related to equity and inclusion, and answered questions.


Walking the Talk: Impact > Intention: Implicit Bias

Are we practicing what we preach? Or is our implicit bias negatively affecting our decisions in spite of our good intentions? Ivan Canada and Michael Robinson of the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad presented the second webinar in the Center's "Walking the Talk" series, Impact > Intention: Understanding Implicit Bias. The discussion included:

  • The meaning of implicit bias, its role in decision- making, and the unintentional consequences
  • The detrimental effect implicit bias can have on workplace culture
  • Tools and resources to help us determine whether we are living out our values and mission
  • Suggestions for closing "value gaps".


Walking The Talk: Are We Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap?

In the Center's third webinar of our "Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in North Carolina Nonprofits" series, Building Movement Project (BMP) co-director Frances Kunreuther discussed Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, the first report in BMP’s Race to Lead series that explores why there are so few leaders of color in the nonprofit sector. Based on results from a national survey of over 4,000 nonprofit staff members, the report finds that people of color and white respondents are equally qualified, and that people of color are more likely to be interested in becoming a nonprofit leader. The discussion also included the report on the LGBTQ subsample, Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap.


Walking the Talk: Moving from Ally to Accomplice: Supporting LGBTQIA Members of Your Organization

Does your organization want to learn more about how to effectively include members of the LGBTQIA community? Does everyone in your organization understand what all those letters mean? Could your nonprofit use support with best practices and creating an affirming culture for LGBTQIA colleagues and community members? Heather Branham, LCSW and Stephen Wiseman, LCSW of Just Conversations presented the fourth webinar of the Center's Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion series, including:

  • Up-to-date terminology and concepts related to the LGBTQIA community
  • Challenges facing LGBTQIA people
  • Ways to create inclusive and affirming organizational culture for people of all genders and sexual orientations.


*Please let us know if the fee is a barrier for your nonprofit.