Our Work So Far
We owe our community transparency and accountability about the steps we’re taking to do our work in an inclusive and equitable way. We’ll update this space at least annually with information about actions we have taken. We welcome questions and feedback about this work so we can better live this commitment every day.
We set and advanced strategic priorities for diversity, equity, and inclusion in our 2021-2024 strategic plan.
We formed a committee of the Board dedicated to racial equity and inclusion, with the goal to reverberate these ideals across our entire organization.
We began staff training + conversations.
We hired consultant firm Floricane to provide critical outside perspective and to:
- assist in developing the framework alongside our Advisory Council to ensure sustainable growth and impact
- facilitate a Nonprofit Leadership Cohort to develop a regional vision for the nonprofit sector and our community
We created a pool of funding for community leadership and equity initiatives.
We are continually evaluating the skills, knowledge, perspectives and identities needed in our board of governors, committee members, and staff, and have made a priority of recruitment and retention of members reflecting and representing the diversity of our community.
Staff conducted an organizational DEI self-assessment.