Infusing Racial Equity into Your Nonprofit

Getting Started

National Council of Nonprofits' DEI Resources

Ten Lessons for Taking Leadership on Racial Equity by The Aspen Institute

Associated Black Charities' 10 Essential Questions Series

Adam Grant's WorkLife Podcast - episode: How to Build an Inclusive Workplace

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Self-Assessment

Maryland Nonprofits* DEI Self-Assessment for Nonprofits

*If you wish to share this assessment outside of your organization, please contact Maryland Nonprofits for permission.

Resources for Building the Environment for Racial Equity Work to Happen

Dare to Lead Podcast by Brené Brown - Highlight Interviews:

  • Aiko Bethea
  • Kevin Oakes
  • Dr. Susan David

NIH - Crucial Conversations in the Workplace

Candid Learning Resources - Highlights:

  • Shifting the Narrative to Advance Racial Equity (On Demand)
  • Incorporating an Equity Lens Into Your Hiring Practices (On Demand)


Race in the Workplace: The Black Experience in the U.S. Private Sector by McKinsey & Company

Delivering Through Diversity by Vivian Hunt, Lareina Yee, Sara Prince, Sundiatu Dixon-Fyle

Race to Lead Revisited: Obstacles and Opportunities in Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap


NonProfit Quarterly: Race + Power


5 Non-Bleeding Heart Reasons to Support Diversity in Your Organization by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

An Open Letter to Corporate America, Philanthropy, Academia, etc.: What Now? by Aiko Bethea

A Step-by-Step Guide to Transform Diversity & Inclusion into Anti-Racism by Lily Zheng

8 Ways People of Color are Tokenized in Nonprofits by Helen Kim Ho

Generational Differences in Racial Equity Work by Dax-Devlon Ross

The "Not Here" Syndrome by Charlice Hurst

A New Era of Workplace Inclusion: Moving from Retrofit to Redesign by Sheela Subramanian

Moving from Retrofit to Redesign on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A How-To Guide for Leaders by Sheela Subramanian

Why Hiring for Culture Fit Weakens Your Organization - and What to Look for Instead by Danielle Gauthier

3 Ways Structural Racism Could Be Hurting You at Work -and How to Navigate Them by Jodi-Ann Burey

Nonprofit Leadership at a Crossroads by Mistinguette Smith

How White People Conquered the Nonprofit Industry by Anastasia Reesa Tomkin

Backlash, Burnout, and POC Leaders by Mistinguette Smith

How to Get Buy-In and Avoid the Roadblocks to Maintaining an Equity-Centered Culture by Community Science

A Journey from White Space to Pro-Black Space by Isabelle Moses

How to Be an Antiracist Supervisor: Start with Changing What You Call Yourself by Kim-Monique Johnson