By Kerrien Suarez with the support of Ericka Hines

Image created by Julie Stewart of Making Ideas Visible

This is the second in a series of recommendations designed to help nonprofit and philanthropic organizations engage consultants to build a Race Equity Culture. You can read the first post in the series here.

Leaders find the process of hiring a race equity consultant to be fraught with challenges. So many organizations make critical missteps in the process that Fakequity wrote a blog about how not to screw it up. The increasing number of training and capacity building options available, the complexity of assessing organizational readiness, the question of when and…


By Kerrien Suarez with the support of Ericka Hines

This is the first in a two-part series of recommendations designed to help nonprofit and philanthropic organizations engage consultants to build a Race Equity Culture.

Leaders find the process of hiring a race equity consultant to be fraught with challenges. So many organizations make critical missteps in the process that Fakequity wrote a blog about how not to screw it up. The increasing number of training and capacity building options available, the complexity of assessing organizational readiness, the question of when and with whom to begin the work: Individually and collectively…


Written by Leniece Flowers Brissett, Kerrien Suarez and Andrew Plumley

Organizations have a feverish obsession with getting diverse talent in the door. In the past year, Guidestar and NonProfit Quarterly published pieces underscoring the importance of recruiting leaders of color to the non-profit sector, but little has been said about retaining leaders of color, and even less about why so many leaders of color leave.

It turns out there’s a secret to losing diverse talent.

It takes daily effort, but with consistency, incorporating these seven components within your organization will send leaders of color packing (depending on what you do…

Equity in the Center

We work to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase race equity.

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