Section 2: Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Section 2: Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Doing this work can at times feel unfamiliar and uncomfortable – but that means you’re doing it right. These resources are aimed at those who may be starting this journey and want to gut-check their DEI plan, as well as those who have been engaging with DEI work for a while but may have hit a road bump and want to know how they can avoid similar issues in the future.

Table of Contents

Being inactive

Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them

 

From Alford Group: Creating a Culture of Equity: Taking Action

 

Lacking cohesive structure in your plan

 

From Alford Group: Be a SMARTIE: An Equity-Foward Approach to Goal Setting

 

Having a singular view

What is intersectionality?

 

For a more detailed, longform view: The Intersectionality Wars

 

Intersectionality in the Workplace

 

Being satisfied with tokenism

Antoinette Lattouf: Reverse Discrimination? It Doesn’t Exist…but ‘Tokenism’ Does

 

Ending Checkbox Diversity

 

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Dismantling Tokenism with Trish Mandewo

 

Reacting when issues arise rather than leading with vision

 

From Alford Group: Diversity in Fundraising: Making a Long-Term Commitment

 

DEI Beyond HR: How to Weave Inclusion into Operations

 

The Hidden Cost of DEI Work and What to Do About It

 


 

Section 1: What Everyone Needs to Know

 

 

Section 3: What Keeps You Up at Night?