Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our aim, with this resource hub, is to help you build capacity for equity work internally and externally.

Correcting systemic racism and unconscious bias can’t happen without practical solutions, sustained practice, and every one of us – in each organization and across the sector – working together. It’s our hope that the information we’ve curated here can contribute meaningfully to your own efforts and, ultimately, to sector-wide progress.

We will be updating this page as we create and discover new resources.

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Fundamentals

Comprehensive overview of the fundamentals, with tools / Racial Equity Tools Concepts, theories, and histories that contextualize how racism has been constructed, maintained, and countered. Includes links to data and resource lists.

Campaign for Equal Dignity / National Center for Civil and Human Rights Ongoing digital content and virtual event series covering racism and equity, historically and currently, from a wide range of angles (public health, education, housing, voting rights, philanthropy, etc.). Find the Campaign’s past event replays here.

History

Data

Use the information at these links to put together talking points, grant proposals, and other materials demonstrating the need for racial equity work.

Planning for Changes

Action Templates & Tools

Spatial Equity Data Tool / Urban Institute Mapping tool with data for measuring resource disparities in your city


PolicyMap Mapping tool and data source

Justice Map Mapping tool and data source

City of Atlanta Open Data and Mapping Hub / Atlanta Regional Commission

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion at Living Cities: Tools for Getting Started and Keeping At It / Living Cities Resources that Living Cities recommends to those beginning their journey to center racial equity in policies, practices, and programs.

Racial equity action plans: A how-to manual / Government Alliance on Race & Equity A system-wide action planning tool aimed at cities, but easily adapted to any system or sector.

The communicating section on Racial Equity Tools contains resources for using communication to pursue racial equity.

Communications Guide / Government Alliance on Race & Equity Includes insight on messaging strategy, audience engagement, and storytelling, with “ready-to-go resources” and examples.

A path towards authentic community engagement / Living Cities Helpful overview of critical steps, approaches, and actions for effective community engagement around equity, with a downloadable checklist of guiding questions and an accompanying webinar.

Funding Opportunities

For general reference and updates, see Candid’s funding for racial equity page, which includes news, commentary, webinars, research, and top funders. (See also Candid’s “issue lab” page for race and policing and their dedicated site for Black male achievement funding.)

Curricula from GCN

Recap: Strategies for Eliminating Bias

Highlights from the Nonprofit University class, covering the ways bias shows up in individuals and in nonprofits, and the tools we can use to correct for it and create a culture of inclusion. (Five clips, total duration approximately 42 minutes.)

Webinar: Tenant’s rights, public benefits, and your clients

Presented by the Georgia Legal Services Program (Duration 1:11)

Recap: The Value of Difference

Takeaways from a session titled Racial Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Your Role, part of GCN’s leadership development program for emerging sector leaders (now known as Emerge).

Takeaways from a session titled Racial Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Your Role, part of GCN’s leadership development program for emerging sector leaders (now known as Emerge).

Webinar: Building Equity from the Inside Out

The concept of “building equity” is complex. It encompasses personal bias, small everyday leadership decisions, strategy choices, policy construction, and structural norms across entire systems. This session explores living case studies from some of the Building Community Network leaders who placed equity at the center of their leadership mandate. Facilitated by Dr. Dietra Hawkins. (Duration 1:24)

The concept of “building equity” is complex. It encompasses personal bias, small everyday leadership decisions, strategy choices, policy construction, and structural norms across entire systems. This session explored living case studies from some of BCN’s leaders who placed equity at the center of their leadership mandate, facilitated by Dr. Dietra Hawkins. 

Webinar: Building Equity Leadership

Ben Hecht and Nadia Owusu of Living Cities present the case study of their incredible journey, chronicling the influence young leaders can have on organizational direction, and how making equity the center-point of your strategy can have a transformational effect

Interview: How Southface Seeks To Lead Talent

What GCN member and consulting client Southface has learned by implementing a commitment to equity and transparency in pay ranges, pay increases, and promotion opportunities.

Inspiration

We didn’t just “wake up with a dream" / GCN

A conversation with Congressman John Lewis (audio and text) about leadership, outreach, and action, conducted by GCN President & CEO Karen Beavor.

Video: C.T. Vivian for the Voices Across the Color Line Oral History Project/ / Atlanta History Center

The Civil Rights icon discusses his early experiences, the non-violence approach to resistance and change, race relations, leadership, and much more. (Duration 2:02)

Ten Years on the Right Path: Creating the Center for Civil and Human Rights / GCN

Center for Civil and Human Rights CEO Doug Shipman discusses their long journey from idea to reality, with advice for leadership teams shepherding a change process in the face of great uncertainty.

Video series: Voices Across the Color Line Oral History / Atlanta History Center

Including 34 interviews with Georgia activists, civil servants, and others regarding race relations, racial discrimination, and the fight for civil rights across the state and within its institutions.

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