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

 

npExperts: The Great Reset – Equity chapters

 

Lacking cohesive structure in your plan

From Alford Group: Culture of Equity Assessment

 

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

 

15 Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices for Bridging the D&I Gap

 

Having a singular view

What is intersectionality?

 

For a more detailed, longform view: The Intersectionality Wars

 

The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

Intersectionality in the Workplace isn’t a ‘Nice to Have’ — it’s Essential

 

Being satisfied with tokenism

Monday Morning Reset: Why Tokenism is Killing Your Diversity Efforts

 

The Big Idea Series: Advancing Black Leaders – an article series on how DEI efforts can better serve Black employees

 

‘Checkbox Diversity’ Must Be Left Behind for DEI Efforts to Succeed

 

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

 

How to Integrate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Everyday 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?