Embracing diversity doesn’t have to be divisive. But far too often, it is.
Many charitable organizations have adopted diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies and practices that focus almost exclusively on immutable characteristics – like race and sex – to the exclusion of many other important characteristics that make each person unique and special.
That’s a problem. We believe it’s time for a new approach to diversity, one that returns love, compassion and empathy to the conversation by embracing an equality-based perspective.
True Diversity recenters on the core American idea that every individual is valued, and that no one should be left behind because of how they look, who they love or the circumstances of their birth. And by taking this approach, we believe organizations can better fulfill their missions, serve those in need and support their communities.
This toolkit is a free resource for anyone interested in learning how to put True Diversity into practice. Our inclusive approach rests on five key principles:
- Value each individual
- Advance the mission
- Seek diverse perspectives
- Embrace conversation
- Cultivate empowerment
Ready to get started? Fill out the form below to download Philanthropy Roundtable’s free True Diversity Toolkit today.
The True Diversity Toolkit provides information on legal resources, guidance for human resources professionals, research and policy analysis and best practices for diversity training. As we create more resources, we’ll continue to update the toolkit, so be sure to save the link after you download the toolkit.
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