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 EDIJ and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector.
We believe that diversity is the presence and celebration of difference that enriches our workplace, including identity-focused characteristics, such as race, gender, disability or age. We also believe that equity is the presence of and commitment to fair treatment, access and opportunity for all, where individuals are not at a disadvantage because of their identities. And we believe that inclusion is how we demonstrate our commitment to diversity and equity and is at the center of our efforts to build an intentional culture that fosters feelings of belonging and honors the differences of our colleagues, clients, partners and vendors. Inclusion ensures that individuals with different identities are valued, leveraged and welcome within our workplace.
Our commitment to EDIJ does not mean that we must agree on everything, nor does it mean that those who do not agree cannot be part of a community. What our commitment does mean is that our differences drive our need to be inclusive, respectful of each other and that we take seriously our professional, ethical and legal responsibilities to honor each other’s right to be different.
This is How Nonprofit HR Works.