Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Empowering Leaders, Flourishing Nonprofits, and Vibrant Communities happens through NEW’s solutions for honoring the rich diversity of people, experiences and ideas!

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NEW’s expertise, theory of change and thought leadership includes the promotion of, and work toward, a broadly diverse and inclusive society.  Believing that flourishing nonprofits and vibrant communities are diverse, inclusive and equitable, NEW is an ally and advocate in the nonprofit sector, uniquely positioned to offer consultation, training, and services to that end.

The state of being composed of a demographic mix of people, taking into account elements of difference across national origins, languages, ethnicities, races, skin colors, cultures, generations, religions, spiritualities, socio-economic backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations as well as different skills, abilities, customs, values, behavioral styles and beliefs.
The presence of justice and fairness within the procedures, processes and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Facing equity issues requires an understanding of the underlying or root causes of inequalities and oppression within our society.
The full engagement of individuals sharing power at all levels of an organization. All members are valued, respected and supported. Inclusive organizations ensure equal and full participation in decision-making processes by considering all views. While a truly “inclusive” group is necessarily diverse, a “diverse” group may or may not be “inclusive.”

Through the NEW Organizational Development team, NEW offers the Michigan Nonprofit Association’s “Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Assessment

When your organization is ready for this work, NEW will assist with the assessment through:
• Board and Staff Assessment Debriefing Sessions.
• One day (or more) board and/ or staff development educational and experiential workshops.
• Strategic Planning Sessions specifically  addressing the outcomes from the “Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Assessment”, assisting board and staff members to develop implementation plans and timelines supporting a more inclusive environment.

To begin a discussion about how NEW’s consultative services can help your organization reach its goals, contact NEW by phone at (734) 998-0160 or fill out the form below.