August 24, 2020
For a company to reach its full potential, it needs to have as many different voices in the room as possible. Diversity, equality and inclusion initiatives (DEI) are an important part of achieving this goal, but it can be difficult to know where to start and how to get it done right. This can be especially tricky for nonprofit organizations with limited resources.
To help, we asked the members of Forbes Nonprofit Council what steps nonprofit leaders can take to cultivate diversity, equity and inclusion into the daily operations of their organizations. Their best answers are below.
1. Practice What You Preach
Make sure that your talk matches your walk. Get into the weeds and review not just your company policies for equitable treatment, but view your daily operational practices with a racial equity lens. Showing diversity on company web pages and in advertisements is one thing, but demonstrating diversity, equity and inclusion through what you do every day speaks volumes. – Kimberly Lewis, Goodwill Industries of East Texas, Inc.