Inclusion

The What, Why & How to Diversity

It’s a scary topic that means different things to different people. It involves people looking at themselves and others, and acknowledging our differences. We tend to get hung up on surface-level diversity when the more important conversation is about how organizations can benefit the most from deep-level diversity, or diversity of thought. The way to tap into deep-level diversity is by accelerating the hiring and retention of a diverse workforce. In order to work collaboratively and create a sense of belonging, we will need to build a culture of inclusion.

2018 Walking the Talk Webinar Series

In 2018, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits launched a new 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.

 

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?

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

The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits hosted the 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.

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:

Gut Checking: How to Re-wire the Unconscious Mind

Gut Checking: How to re-wire the unconscious mind

Imagine for a moment that you are driving in an unfamiliar city and you happen upon a mural that you simply must stop to see more closely. You pull over, park your car on the side of the road, get out of the car, and pull out your phone to snap a picture. In your periphery, you see a group of young men walking towards you. What do you do? Do you wave at the young men because they remind you of your children’s friends or sensing possible danger, do you try to get back in your car unnoticed and drive away?