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: Moving into the New Normal with Intention


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


Having a singular view

What is intersectionality?


For a more detailed, longform view: The Intersectionality Wars


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?