Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI)
The Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition and the Community Foundation of Eastern CT, partnered to present two Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Workshops facilitated by Jamal Jimerson of Minority Inclusion Project. This page provides information about those workshops and materials, links and contact information for your organization to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your organization and in the region.
Since March 2019, we have been one of four organizations in New London County that have participated in the second cohort of the Board Diversity Initiative, Minority Inclusion Project Incorporated’s main program.
September 5, 2019 was the closing ceremony for the New London BDI cohort. We presented our diversity, equity, and inclusion action plans. Thank you to Jamal and Esther of MIP and to our fellow cohort participants New England Science & Sailing Foundation, La Grua Center and The Connecticut Audubon Society. Thank you to Community Foundation of Eastern CT and funding partners who made the cohort possible!
Minority Inclusion Project (MIP), Founder/Executive Director Jamal Jimerson
Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI): A Regional Call to Action Workshop – March 6, 2018.
Workshop Presentations (ppts)
- Wendy Bury, Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition- DEI Attendee Survey Results
- Jamal Jimerson, Minority Inclusion Project (MIP)- MIP DEI Call to Action
- Preston Whiteway, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center- O’Neill DEI
- Larry Rivarde, Mystic Aquarium- Mystic Aquarium DEI Program
Perspectives on the Paradigms (Ideas generated at workshop)
Workshop Handouts from MIP
- Why DEI
- DEI Resource Guide
- Board Diversity Initiative
- MIP Informational One-Pager
- Nonprofit Equity Summit (4/5/2018)
Workshop Homework from MIP
Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI): A Regional Call to Action Part II Workshop – October 18, 2018.
Workshop Presentation (ppt) – Jamal Jimerson, Minority Inclusion Project (MIP) – MIP DEI Part II
Workshop Handouts from MIP
ADDITIONAL DEI Resources
Courtesy of MIP
- Beyond Diversity and Multiculturalism
- External Talent- Why do Minorities and Women Leave in The First
- Measuring Racial-Ethnic Diversity in the Baltimore-Washington Region_s Nonprofit Sector
- Nonprofit Boards Don_t Resemble Rest of America
- Nonprofit Diversity
- Race to Lead – Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap
- Seven Ways Your Nonprofit Can Avoid Mirroring Practices that Perpetuate Inequality
- What Is Unconscious Bias
- Why Diversity Matters
- Authentic Conversations about Race
- Report on the Status of Women and Girls – Community Foundation of Eastern CT
- Americans for the Arts Cultural Equity information/resources
- Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Arts & Cultural Organization (self evaluation- one page pdf)
- National Education Association Diversity Toolkit
- Southern Poverty Law Center – dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society
News Articles of Interest
- If Your Board Looked Like Your Community
- Moving to Action on Board Diversity
- Navigating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conversations
- Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations
Among the data points in the report, it found that:
- Seventy percent of nonprofit CEOs believe it is very or extremely important for their organization’s staff to be diverse, but only 36 percent believe their staff are actually very or extremely diverse.
- Forty-two percent of nonprofit CEOs report that their organization’s foundation funders have not discussed diversity issues with them.
- Of the nonprofit CEOs whose foundation funders request demographic information, only 21 percent report that those funders explain how they use the demographic information they collect.