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Embracing cultural awareness and inclusiveness

Many nonprofits value racial and ethnic inclusiveness — but has your nonprofit established best practices to support true cultural shifts?

Highly inclusive organizations are aware of cultural nuances and use this awareness to plan and implement programs. Highly inclusive organizations understand the importance of communicating with people from different backgrounds in culturally sensitive ways. Highly inclusive organizations develop internal systems to bridge cultural gaps and ensure that all voices are listened to and that all backgrounds are respected.

Use the executive summary attached below — which appears courtesy of The Denver Foundation's Inclusiveness Project — to understand how becoming inclusive makes a difference in your ability to accomplish your mission.

The executive summary includes:

  • Seven best practices for inclusiveness
  • Four barriers to inclusiveness
  • Two case studies
  • Next steps to prepare for the work of becoming increasingly inclusive

Inside Inclusiveness: Race, Ethnicity and Nonprofit Organizations

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The Denver Foundation

Engaging nonprofit organizations, including funders, to become more inclusive of people of color