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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at 501 Commons

DEI values are build into our interaction with clients and internal practices

501 Commons amplifies the strengths of nonprofits so they can deliver on their mission. We build diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into our work with clients and into our internal practices. We actively recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and support the retention and advancement of diverse persons within the organization. Having a board, staff, and volunteer corps with varied personal and professional backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates a vibrant environment where individuals can learn, grow, and thrive.

Our staff and volunteers are asked to recognize any privilege they carry into their relationship with clients. We are guided by our clients and honor their wisdom.

We weave practices that dismantle racism, homophobia, ableism, ageism, religious intolerance, and other forms of prejudice and discrimination into our capacity-building and leadership development work. We can also help organizations become more diverse, operationalize their commitment to equity and ensure that people from marginalized or oppressed communities benefit equitably from their services.