Racial Equity Institute

The Racial Equity Institute offers two-day racial equity workshops for individuals and organizations who want to proactively understand and address racism, both within their organizations and in the communities where they work.

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Environmental Professionals of Color

The National Environmental Professionals of Color Network connects people of color who work on a vast array of environmental issues to build coalitions that address the diversity crisis at the heart of the environmental community. EPOC chapters are active in Seattle, Portland (Oregon), and other U.S. cities.

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The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations

This is the most comprehensive report on diversity in the environmental movement. In addition to presenting data on "the green ceiling," this report provides recommendations for diversifying leadership and creating inclusive workplaces.

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The People's Institute Northwest

This organization supports and coordinates Undoing Institutional Racism workshops, as well as providing technical assistance and organizing support to nonprofits, governments, and other organizations.

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D5 Coalition

D5 is an effort by leading philanthropy associations and foundations to tackle diversity issues in a coordinated way. The D5 Coalition works to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy. Its website includes practical tools and resources.

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Nonprofit with Balls - Cultural Competency

This blog explores what it's like to work in nonprofits, including tips for increasing cultural competency. Posts cover topics such as the equity of risk and failure, capacity building for communities of color, grant processes that perpetuate inequity, trickle-down community engagement, and inequitable hiring practices. Creator of Nonprofit with Balls, Vu Le, also convenes a monthly e.d. happy hour in Seattle and offers a toolkit for launching one in your community.

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Center for Diversity and the Environment

The Center for Diversity and the Environment racially and ethnically diversifies the U.S. environmental movement by developing leaders, diversifying institutions, and building community. CDE's programs engender change at the individual level, the organizational level, and movement-wide.

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Building Strategic Alliances

Resource Media has worked for years with groups who have done the hard work to establish trust, build relationships, and forge ahead toward victory. Now they provide this report to share real-life stories and the practical, systematic steps that can help organizations reach new partners and spokespeople.

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Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out

A skilled, committed, and diverse pool of next generation leaders would like to be nonprofit executive directors in the future, according this national survey of nearly 6,000 next generation leaders. However, the survey also finds that there are significant barriers. This is the largest national survey to date of emerging nonprofit leaders and was produced by the Meyer Foundation in partnership with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Idealist.org.

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Mid and Long Term Strategies for Diversity Hiring

Organizations which have avoided making thoughtful plans, including allocating resources to meet diversity goals, will probably not see consistent and measurable improvements in their hiring profiles. Collaborative planning, targeted channeling of monetary and other resources, combined with an unshakeable belief in the value of a diverse workforce, these factors will have positive effects on hiring and retention rates. In the end, those organizations willing to invest time, money, and thoughtful planning will emerge the winners.

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