Training details

access_time 1 hour, 30 minutes

attach_money Free


Everyone is talking about “DEI”, but what exactly does it mean? How can nonprofit organizations proactively address the issues of diversity, inclusion and equity within their organization in a way that generates positive and transformative change? Join us for a fascinating and informative conversation with Carly Hare, National Director/Coalition Catalyst at Change Philanthropy, who will discuss with a birds-eye view of actions being taken across the sector with regards to DEI, and ground the language and frameworks being used. She will also offer strategies to help nonprofits be more proactive with DEI in their own organizations and align their work with foundations’ priorities.

A welcome to:

  • Board members
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Marketing, communications, external affairs
  • Program directors and staff

Thanks to a generous grant, Foundation Center has recently launched a new monthly webinar series to further a variety of conversations on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the social sector. This specific webinar series is free and open to the public.



  • Describe the landscape of DEI work in the social sector
  • Define key terms related to DEI initiatives
  • Assess where your nonprofit is at on the spectrum of DEI work
  • Outline ways to share DEI strategy and implementation

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience

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06:24 Thinking of this work as a spectrum

29:14 DEI Resources To Explore

35:25 Communicating your organization's demographics and DEI goals

37:25 Action Planning (Normalize, Organize, and Operationalize)

41:33 The Cyclical Nature of Action Planning

45:05 Change Philanthropy: Who They Are and What They Do

48:00 Q&A

50:11 Q&A, Question 2

52:07 Q&A, Question 3