Building Movement Project’s Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector report has just been released and reveals that women of color encounter systemic obstacles to advancing their careers in the nonprofit sector compared to white women and men of color.
A “microaggression” is a verbal or nonverbal cue (whether intentional or unintentional) that communicates hostility or bias toward a targeted group of people. These unintended slights may seem harmless on the surface, but they perpetuate the feeling of being devalued and viewed as “the other.”
When we communicate with people from a racial or cultural background different from our own, there’s always the chance we might commit a “microaggression” – a verbal or nonverbal cue that conveys disrespect or bias.
While we are far from achieving gender equity in leadership of business, government or nonprofit spheres, more attention is being given to women having access to leadership roles. While research has repeatedly shown that women leaders are good for business, many questions remained unanswered: How can we better recognize women as leaders in an authentic way and how do we better lift up women leaders in the nonprofit sector?
Conflict in the workplace isn’t something that can be avoided, but its negative effects can be mitigated – and valuable lessons can be learned from it.
When you bring people from diverse perspectives, backgrounds, values, and work styles onto your team, it’s inevitable that conflict will rear its head. The March Staff Development Coalition workshop will teach you conflict management/de-escalation skills that can guide you through these murky waters.
Ibram X. Kendi – author of "Stamped from the Beginning" – has an important message for everyone: We need to move away from “not being a racist” toward being “antiracist."
Not everyone with a disability uses a wheelchair, assistance dog, or portable oxygen device. Millions of Americans everywhere have disabilities that are not obvious – and therefore not always considered when crafting employee handbooks, arranging for workplace equipment, or setting time off policies.
The word "disability" is often used to describe an ongoing physical challenge. While some disabilities may seem obvious, many are unseen – or “invisible.” The February Nonprofit Staff Development Coalition workshop will provide you with knowledge and guidance on the impact of invisible disabilities in the workplace and challenge the way you think about disabilities.
Having a diverse staff and board and an inclusive culture that encourages people to be at their best are critical to the success of any organization. You might want to create a more inclusive work environment, but how well equipped are you to design processes that navigate an organization through this complicated – and sensitive – topic?
Nonprofit staff tend to come from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and have a broad range of gender identities, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs. More than ever, it is essential that we cultivate a more inclusive work environment that makes everyone feel safe and supported so they can be as productive as possible.
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