2021 Nonprofit Diversity Practices: with New Survey Results
For the second consecutive year, Nonprofit HR surveyed nonprofits in North America about their diversity efforts and collected data from for-profit social enterprises for the first time. This 2021 report is complemented by results of the Fall 2020 diversity study that captured how national events have impacted progress made by nonprofits since the 2019 survey was published. In addition to detailed survey results, the report includes a compilation of editorials submitted by DEI, talent management and social impact researchers and experts across the sector.
We invite you to access and download this resource for research, insight and tools you can immediately use to advance your organization’s commitment to creating a vibrant and equitable workplace and workforce.
In Recent News
American Dental Education Association (ADEA), Nonprofit HR Partner to Conduct Momentous Climate Assessment Survey
Survey to include 78 dental schools and 800+ allied dental programs in the United States and Canada
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is partnering with Nonprofit HR to conduct a momentous dental education-wide climate assessment survey that will collect baseline data on DEI at U.S. and Canadian dental schools and allied dental programs. The survey will include all 78 dental schools and 800+ allied dental programs across both countries. This inaugural climate assessment is a crucial step in assisting all institutions with measuring perceptions regarding the campus climate as one supportive of inclusion, equality and equitable outcomes for all stakeholders. DEI expert Emily Holthaus and team of experienced DEI consultants will lead this work for Nonprofit HR. Read the full release
Nonprofit HR’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
|Welcome to Nonprofit HR’s resources page for diversity practices in talent management. Here, you will find critical resources to assist you in your journey toward building a more inclusive, and equitable workforce. Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize DEI and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.
Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging have taken on new meaning in today’s environment. Never before have we seen such a level of urgency among social sector leadership to “get it right” and quickly. Does your organization need a DEI thought partner or help with Diversity Strategy Planning, Development, Design and Implementation? Visit our DEI Practice page.
2021 DEI Insights
Nonprofit HR has received many questions from social impact organizations and has decided to share the responses with the public. Visit this page to see new questions and answers your peers are asking about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their organizations.
What Equity and Anti-racism ask of us – a recent blog post by Emily Holthaus!
We live in a time when we are called to act on our values in small and huge ways; in each of these moments, we choose nothing less than to undo or uphold racism.
There is no neutrality in racism. To act in accordance with an American culture that is built on and steeped in racism is to further legitimize the systemically inequitable practices and structures. To be a force for equity, we are called to embrace disruption, to act against the grain.
Check out past webinar recordings for more DEI insight!
Have your diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts stalled due to the unpredictable events of 2020 and 2021? During this session, we will explore actionable methods that can be applied within your organization to regain momentum for your DEI efforts during turbulent, unpredictable times.
Conservation host: Emily Holthaus, Managing Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Nonprofit HR.
In collaboration with Nonstop Administration & Insurance Services, Inc., Nonprofit HR hosted a special conversation about how employee health benefits, when viewed through a lens of equity, can positively impact employee recruitment and retention, and also employee productivity and engagement.
Speakers: Lisa Brown Alexander, President & CEO, Nonprofit HR and David Sloves, CEO of Nonstop Administration & Insurance Services.
Anxious to launch a diversity, equity & inclusion program at your nonprofit?
Here’s How to Determine if You Should Wait!
America and Americans have been challenged to acknowledge the unresolved, centuries-old crises of race, racism and racial inequity. George Floyd’s murder at the hands of those paid to serve and protect him, and the nation’s response to it, has caused us to once again face the ugly truths of police brutality, inequity and injustice lived daily by Black people all across this nation, and around the world. Even more tragic and heartbreaking is that there were and will be more victims like George Floyd. Read more!
How Should You Talk With Employees About Racism?
“Understanding race and race equity is a process,” says Lisa Brown Alexander, president and CEO of Nonprofit HR. “Most people are socialized around certain beliefs and perceptions, and it’s not easy to unpack those overnight. So admitting that you’re at the beginning is the first step.” Read more!
Washington Post journalist Jonathan Capehart interviews Robin DiAngelo, the author of White Fragility (40 min.) https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/cape-up/the-author-of-white-fragility-doesnt-think-most-white-people-care-about-racial-injustice/
13TH, about the history of racial inequality in the United States (on Netflix)
TEDx talk by Graciela Mohamedi, Screaming into the Silence: How to be an ally, not a savior, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2qAbp-t_FY
Antagonists, Advocates, and Allies, Catrice M. Jackson
“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” Peggy McIntosh https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf
Research Guides: White Privilege Resource Guide https://guides.usfca.edu/c.php?g=840974&p=7603639
See Past Nonprofit Diversity Practices Survey Responses!
Download a recent report which includes never before compiled data about diversity practices of social impact organizations across North America.
Related Sources and Stories
Spotlight Recording: Grief, Trauma & Depression During a Crisis: How it Shows Up, How to Manage it
From addressing employee stress to adapting in-person practices into virtual solutions, download a nonprofit-focused webinar series that delivers superior professional development at the click of a button! These webinars were recorded and archived for convenient on-demand access and we are happy to share them with you! Please refer to the list below, access the full library of video presentations, and watch the ones that appeal to you.
|As employee grief continues to manifest itself in the workplace, leaders and HR professionals are faced with how to manage this among their staff…|