This peer-learning session will start with brief introductions to the topic from Dr. Nathaniel Wright from Texas Tech University and Carlyn Madden with Good Insight Consulting. We will then break into discussion groups to share insights and experiences.
Guest speaker: Dr. Nathaniel Wright, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Nathaniel S. Wright is an assistant professor in the department of Political Science at Texas Tech University. He holds a Ph.D. In Public Administration from the University of Kansas. His research areas include public and nonprofit management, urban policy, and community sustainability. He also works with nonprofits to provide strategy consulting and leadership development through his consulting firm, The Wright Strategy LLC. Dr. Wright will share a few thoughts on the importance of Cultivating Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity as Values at Your Nonprofit; and strategies for creating clear paths for recruitment and promotion of a younger, more diverse generation of nonprofit professionals.
Guest speaker: Carlyn Madden, Good Insight, Washington, DC
As CEO of Good Insight, Carlyn Madden is a search consultant and governance trainer working primarily with small and mid-sized nonprofits. She is a white woman committed to the advancement of BIPOC leadership at all levels of the nonprofit sector. Carlyn will share a few thoughts about how her company is internalizing its commitment to anti-racism; opportunities and challenges she sees working primarily with white-led/governed nonprofits; and trends for us to discuss as we recruit a younger, more diverse generation of nonprofit leaders.
Questions to pose to the group:
· Why Are We Still Struggling with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nonprofit (executive) leadership?
· How can your nonprofit open its board recruitment and staff hiring pipeline to talented candidates from among underrepresented groups
· What biases have you seen show up during the hiring process?
· What support do you need to provide guidance to your clients on these topics?
If you have time to do some advance reading, here are suggestions from our speakers:
· The New York Times Best Seller How to be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi. “I realize that many may not have time to read this book before our discussion on 8/7/20, however it is a book that every nonprofit consultant and leader should have on their bookshelf.”
· Race to Lead report from the Building Movement Project https://racetolead.org/race-to-lead-revisited/
How to lose/retain diverse leaders in 365 days:
· Good Insight's Commitment to Anti-Racism https://good-insight.org/our-commitment-to-anti-racism/