Why diversity, equity, and inclusion matter for nonprofits

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

The National Council of Nonprofits stands with others in denouncing racism, bigotry, and intolerance. Yet taking a “stand” is not enough. We, along with many other charitable nonprofits, are traveling a journey to identify how to build the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all our nonprofit’s operations, as well as model those values as we advance our mission. We believe that embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion as organizational values is a way to intentionally make space for positive outcomes to flourish, whether in the nonprofit capacity building or public policy spheres.


  • Practice Pointers
  • Questions to Consider when Cultivating Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity as Values at Your Nonprofit
  • Resources for Your Nonprofit’s Learning Journey
  • Unconscious / “Implicit” Bias
  • Diversity on Boards of Directors
  • Diversity in the Workforce


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Published June 03, 2020 Publisher Website Link to Resource Topical guides

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