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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Organizational Assessment Tools: A Resource Guide

Brandeis Heller School
This resource guide is designed to assist organizations and coalitions in a change process to identify, defne, and achieve goals related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice. It is appropriate for a wide range of organizations from across the health and healthcare, human and social service, education (K-12), and non-proft sectors.

20 subtle ways white supremacy manifests in nonprofit and philanthropy

Vu
Listicle with 20 examples of white supremacy in nonprofit work

Racial Equity Tools Site Map

Racial Equity Tools
• For a bird’s-eye view of the 98 ‘bookcases’ (category pages) in our refreshed library, skim the RET Site Map.

Racial Equity Tools Glossary

Racial Equity Tools
Words and their multiple uses reflect the tremendous diversity that characterizes our society. Indeed, universally agreed upon language on issues relating to racism is nonexistent. We discovered that even the most frequently used words in any discussion on race can easily cause confusion, which leads to controversy and hostility. It is essential to achieve some degree of shared understanding, particularly when using the most common terms. In this way, the quality of dialogue and discourse on race can be enhanced.

Racial Equity Trauma Toolkit

Boston College
In this era of having witnessed multiple police killings of African American boys and men and girls and women either directly or vicariously through media accounts, communities of Color may experience post trauma symptoms. The ISPRC Alumni Board has released a toolkit for managing symptoms at #racialtraumaisreal which is available to download.

Asian American History Video Series

Immigrant History Initiative
View our videos below on Chinese Exclusion, the Justice for Vincent Chin Movement,the history of Filipinx healthcare workers, Wong Kim Ark & birthright citizenship, the Civil Rights Movement and the need for cross-racial solidarity, and APA Heritage Month!

A Different Asian American Timeline


This tool invites us to see both the specificity of group-differentiated oppressions and their relationships to one another within racial capitalism. The importance of studying Asian American history in this way lies in the urgent need to work toward democracy amid rising forms of authoritarianism and nationalism.

APISAA Therapist Directory


State-specific Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American Therapist Directory

More than Numbers: A Guide Toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Data Collection

Schusterman Family Foundation
This guide includes recommendations for equity-focused demographic questions on program applications, surveys, evaluations, event invitations and the like, as well as best practices and examples of how to ensure that historically marginalized communities are appropriately represented.

Beyond the Board Statement: How Can Boards Join the Movement for Racial Justice? (Part Two)

Jeanne Bell & Nonprofit Quarterly
In this second part of a two-part series, nationally renowned board and equity consultants Vernetta Walker and Robin Stacia answer participants’ questions about how to transform a board so it embraces a racial equity agenda, In this session, you’ll find many practical examples of ways to approach the work, discussions of the barriers to change, and tools to help organize and ground racial justice in your organizational mission. Stacia and Walker bring an interactive approach that is deeply insightful, grounded in both research and practice, and unrelentingly focused on creating a different and more racially just future.

BoardSource Racial Equity Tools Glossary

BoardSource
Racial Equity Tools has created a glossary of terms to create a shared understanding of words to enhance the way we talk about race. Language is an essential tool in racial equity work, and the terms we use have evolved as this work has developed. Having a common language allows us to better engage, discuss, and reflect on these important issues together. Terms in the glossary include: Implicit bias, Institutional racism, Microaggression, Restorative justice

Anti-Racism Resources

Your Yoga Alliance
Racism and hatred are the opposites of all that yoga teaches us. The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery were all horrific acts of violence. Yoga Alliance has chosen to raise our voice in solidarity with the goal of social justice for all. This page has been created as a resource to provide information for those who seek to be informed about the struggle of African Americans, increase their awareness and empathy and contribute to the cause of social justice. Please bookmark this page—it will be updated frequently. If you wish to suggest resources, to be considered for this page, please email us at info@yogaalliance.org.

The Boston Foundation Racial Equity Capacity Builders Directory

The Boston Foundation
As part of its continued work to support nonprofits as it centers and advances racial equity within its organizations, the Boston Foundation worked with partners to develop a directory of racial equity capacity builders currently serving Greater Boston nonprofit organizations. The directory lists 80 individuals and organizations providing racial equity capacity building services. Please use this as a resource for organizational racial equity goals.

The Ultimate Guide to DEI Investing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Your Organization

Berrett-Koehler Publishers
In this comprehensive guide, we’ve compiled actionable and accessible resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) from the top leaders who have been doing the work to shape the future of a more inclusive economy. Read on for the most important trends and research-backed tools on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

COVID-19 - Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources

Racial Equity Tools
COVID-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice list includes information that we hope will help communities and activists as they work to understand and respond to the moment and for the long haul.

Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture

Tema Okun, dRworks
This is a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture that show up in our organizations. The characteristics listed below are damaging because they are used as norms and standards without being proactively named or chosen by the group. They are damaging because they promote white supremacy thinking.

Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgement

Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Arts and Culture
Created in partnership with Native allies and organizations, the Guide offers context about the practice of acknowledgment, gives step-by-step instructions for how to begin wherever you are, and provides tips for moving beyond acknowledgment into action.

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Race Forward
A podcast that features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon Drew and Hiba Elyass will provide you with their fresh takes on race and pop culture, as well as, uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice.

Radical Imagination

Angela Glover Blackwell; Powered by PolicyLink
To imagine radically, means to think big, demand better, and redefine the terms of the struggle; the Radical Imagination podcast delivers all that. The debut season confronts the challenging issues facing our nation, including immigration, the need for big new economic ideas, the impact of climate change, revolutionary approaches to community safety and justice, and more.

Six Maps That Reveal America’s Expanding Racial Diversity

William H. Frey, Brookings Institute
A pre-2020 census look at the wide dispersal of the nation’s Hispanic, Asian and black populations.

The 1619 Project

The New York Times
The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.

Internalized Racism Inventory

Cultural Bridges to Justice
Fundamental questions to ask when taking an internalized racism inventory.

Boston Neighborhood Change Interactive Map

Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
A new interactive mapping tool showing the dramatic demographic, social, and economic changes that have occurred in Greater Boston since 1990. The tool includes data from the 1990 and 2000 decennial censuses and from the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates for 2010 and 2016.

Prosperity Now Scorecard

Prosperity Now Scorecard
A comprehensive resource for data on household financial health, racial economic inequality and policy recommendations to help put everyone in our country on a path to prosperity.

The National Equity Research Database, Boston Edition

Brandeis Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy
This is a database of 286 socio-economic indicators on a wide range of subjects, including demography, education, employment, health, housing, earnings and ancestry covering the Boston metropolitan area.

Building Blocks: Connecting People, Places and Policies

Enterprise Community Partners
A podcast for thought-provoking conversations about the current issues, trends, ideas and big questions facing the affordable housing and community development field in the United States.

MASSCAP Trainings: Recorded Webinars

MASSCAP
This resource contains all the past recorded webinars from MASSCAP (Understanding Immigrant Rights, Community Action Impact, Succession Planning, and More!)

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion at Living Cities: Tools for Getting Started and Keeping At It

Living Cities
These are some of the resources and contacts LC has shared with organizations who are looking to embed racial equity and inclusion into their work.

Racial Identity Caucusing: A Strategy for Building Anti-Racist Collectives

Crossroads
This toolkit describes methods for anti-racism work and the value of caucusing

Understanding Systemic Racism

Race Forward
"What Is Systemic Racism?" is an 8-part video series that shows how racism shows up in our lives across institutions and society: Wealth Gap, Employment, Housing Discrimination, Government Surveillance, Incarceration, Drug Arrests, Immigration Arrests, Infant Mortality

Rejecting Bigotry, Demanding Action

Opportunity Agenda
Together with UnidosUS, The Opportunity Agenda completed public opinion and messaging research with this goal in mind: to tell a story of American diversity that reflects our values and our aspirations as a country stronger because of our myriad backgrounds, ethnicities, races, experiences – because of the parts of us that may make us different, but ultimately also make us stronger. This research provides guidance for those using their platforms to reject bigotry while demand action.

Rolling Back Inclusion

The Democracy Collaborative
In order to help communities across the country—both rural and urban—speak up in a moment in which the administration has made clear its intentions to scale back or dismantle these key federal frameworks, we will be tracking the new federal attacks on inclusive community development here, along with state-level measures enabled and encouraged by the new federal context.

Racial Wealth Audit

The Institute on Assets and Social Policy; Demos
This interactive online tool uses real-world examples to help policymakers and advocates explore and understand the causes and effects of the racial wealth gap.

Documentaries about Gentrification

Gentrification Learning Community
These films can be used to learn about issues of gentrification in America

Gentrification Learning Community Resources

Gentrification Learning Community-Mel King Institute
This compendium of resources studied by the gentrification learning community includes broad perspectives for defining and tackling issues of gentrification

Racial Equity Tools

Center for Assessment and Policy Development
This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

Advancing Racial Equity and Transforming Government: A Resource Guide

Government Alliance on Race & Equity
Resource guide includes lessons learned from practitioners on how to advance racial equity in governments

Social Justice Communications Toolkit

Opportunity Agenda
This toolkit provides communications strategies for promoting equity and social justice