Equity is a part of all missions–here’s why

Explore how your mission connects to equity, racial justice and other fights—whether or not it is explicitly stated.

So, you think race, equity and inclusion aren’t relevant to your mission?

A cheeky take on why equity, inclusion and diversity are a part of every organization’s mission—whether or not it’s apparent.

Nonprofit AF

Brass Tacks: Telling the Truth About Equity with Kerrien Suarez

Explore how the Executive Director of Equity in the Center keeps equity at the center of their mission.

Up With Community

The Curb-Cut Effect

Exploring the direct and indirect benefits to society at-large of increasing equity for all communities.

Stanford Social Innovation Review

DEI Approach is No Longer Relevant: Operationalizing Racial Justice in Non-Profit Organizations by Maggie Potapchuk, MP Associates

Start or deepen your organization’s work to align with racial equity by increasing your confidence to take risks, honoring your justice warrior ancestors by acting with integrity and through solidarity, remembering that racial justice work is done in right relationship and accountability to communities.

Maggie Potapchuk, MP Associates

Examples of equity work – understanding the field

Models for how to best design equity explorations.

Five Elements of a Thriving Justice Ecosystem: Pursuing Deep Equity

Better understand “deep equity” and how to make a systematic shift toward it.

Management Assistant Group (MAG) through Non-Profit Quarterly (NPQ)

Systemic Change and Equity

Understand systems thinking and why it is an essential skill for systemic change related to equity.

The Equity-Centered Capacity Building Network (ECCBN)

Equity in the Center: Data Walk Slides

Explore Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) gaps in organizations and why these gaps persist.

Equity in the Center

Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture (Full Report)

Better understand the race equity cycle in the workplace and successful strategies for dismantling it.

Equity in the Center

Building a Race Equity Culture in the Social Center

A resource for organizations interested in adopting a Race Equity Culture. This is an abbreviated version of the full report.

Equity in the Center

Race to Lead

Learn about the racial leadership gap through data on the gap in race and leadership, and special reports that go in-depth on these issues.

Race to Lead

www

GROW COMMUNITY

Giving thanks: We share these resources with gratitude to all of our teachers and with appreciation for the value they have brought us.

The field guide is a living resource that we are consistently adding to. We receive no payment or kickbacks from contributors for sharing. Access and use of these resources should be done at one’s own discretion.

If you see a resource you like, we strongly encourage you to reach out to the author and support their work in the world through contributions, donations or by hiring them. One goal of this guide is to expand the circle of connections for powerful justice and equity work in the world.
Coming soon: A searchable list of contributors to make it easier to support members of the Field Guide.

Have a resource to add? We continue to expand the resources we can share. If you have a tool, resource or link you would like to share through the Field Guide, please email us: research@upwithcommunity.org.

Ready to learn?

If it’s time to transform your team so they can transform the world, contact us now.

CONTACT UWC

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

No filler, no flimflam! Sign up for our Ideas to Action Letters and get usable wisdom delivered to your inbox each month. That’s the guarantee, from our community to yours.