Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice Resources
Over the past two years, the Maddox Fund has been talking about equity. While we are early in our journey, we are convinced that we can’t walk alone; we need partners so we can learn and change together. This page includes resources that we have found useful and that have guided us as we think critically about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice.
As an organization, we have made a commitment to equity. Our learning continues and we invite you to explore these resources and ask that you give us your feedback. If you have other resources, please share them with us so we can learn from one another.
Maddox is also working with CNM to provide equity and anti-racism training. Please visit the CNM website and consider how your organization might engage these opportunities.
- Is Your Board Ready to Advance Equity? – article by Rick Moyers on National Comittee for Responsive Philanthropy
- Stanford Social Review: Breaking Through Barriers to Racial Equity
- The Nonprofit Sector’s Board Diversity Problem – article by United Philanthropy Forum
- 8 Ways People of Color are Tokenized in Nonprofits – article by Helen Kim Ho
- Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap
- 7 Things You Can Do to Improve the Sad, Pathetic State of Nonprofit Board Diversity – article by Vu Le
- The Social Justice Sector has a Problem with Internalized Racism — Itzbeth Menijvar
White Journey to Anti-Racism
- Anti-Racism for White People – Social Venture Partners Los Angeles
- Seeing White – 14-part podcast with Scene on Radio, Duke University
- From White Racist to White Anti-Racist: The Life-long Journey – article by Tema Okun
- Me and My White Supremacy – 28-day workbook by Layla F Saad
- White Women Doing White Supremacy in Nonprofit Culture – Heather Laine Talley
- “White Fragility” – article by Robin DiAngelo
- White Fragility – video by Robin DiAngelo
- Being Nice is Not Going To End Racism – video by Robin DiAngelo
- YWCA 21-day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack– article by Peggy McIntosh
- How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion – video by Peggy McIntosh
- Can we talk about Whitness – podcast from NPR Codeswitch
- On Empathy – video by Brenee Brown
- The Power of Vulnerability – video by Brenee Brown
- Lecture on the History of Racist Ideas in America – video by Ibram X. Kendi
- Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture – guide by Equity in the Center
- A Letter to White Urbanites – Alicia John-Baptiste, SPUR
- What is Internalized Racism? – article by Donna K. Bivens
- 18 Years of Wishing I was White: Internalized Racism in the Asian-American Community – article by Jillian Peihua
- The 1619 Project – The N.Y. Times
- Seeing White – Podcast Series from Scene on Radio
- YWCA 21-Day Racial Justice and Social Equity Challenge
- History Repeating: Affordable Housing, Public Transit, A mayoral Runoff, Racially Separated Schools, Welcome to Nashville in – in 1971 – article by Ansley T. Erickson
- How Structural Racism Works – lecture by Dr. Tricia Rose
- On the History of Racist Ideas in America – lecture by Ibram X. Kendi
- Stamped from the Beginning – book by Ibram X. Kendi
- Revisionist History – podcast by Malcolm Gladwell
- 20 ways majority-white nonprofits can build authentic partnerships with organizations led by communities of color – article by Vu Le
- The Danger of a Single Story – lecture by Chimamanda Agozi Adichie
- Why LGBT Initialism Keeps Growing – article by Bill Daley
- LGBTQ 101 – video
- LGBTQIA Resource Center Glossary – UC Davis
- The Gender Unicorn – Trans Student Educational Resources
- LGBTQ People of Color Suffer Double Discrimination – Article by Samantha Allen
- A Few Pronoun Best Practices – Safe Zone Project
- Collection of LGBTQIA Ted Talks
- A Queer Vision of Love and Marriage – lecture by Tiq & Kim Katrin Milan
- We Must be in It For the Long Haul:
- Putting Racism on the Table – Washington Regional Area Grantmakers
- Six Steps Foundations can Take to Advance Racial Equity
- Change Philanthropy Resource Hub
- To Advance Racial Justice, Philanthropists Will Need to Be Courageous – Tinyspark Podcast
- National Center for Responsive Philanthropy
- RespectAbility in Philanthropy
- Diversity and Inclusion in the Foundation Board Room
- Phil Buchanan and Rob Reich: Is Giving by the Wealthy a Good Thing?
- SSIR: Overcoming the Racial Bias in Philanthropic Funding
- Lumina Foundation’s Equity Imperative
- Bush Foundation: Building An Inclusive Culture
- Collins Family Foundation
- Kellogg Foundation: Business Case for Racial Equity
- NewSchools Venture Fund
- Weingart Foundation: A Full Commitment to Equity
- Ford Foundation
Workbooks and Resources
- Awake, to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture
- Power Moves: Your Essential Philanthropy Assessment for Equity and Justice
- Foundation Facilitate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations – Center for Effective Philanthropy
- Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens, Grantcraft – GrantCraft
- Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens, Philanthropic Racial Equity – Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
- RespectAbility: Inclusive Philanthropy – respect Ability
- Re-Tool: Racial Equity in the Panel Process – Jerome Foundation
- Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – D5 Coalition
- State of the Work, Stories from the Movement to Advance DEI – D5 Coalition
- Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
- The Promise – Podcast from Nashville Public Radio
- “How, After 60 Years, Brown v. Board of Education Succeeded – and Didn’t” – article by Valerie Strauss
- Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment – podcast by Malcolm Gladwell
- Social Justice Lesson Plans – Teaching Tolerance
- Brown v. Board at 65: A Promise Unfulfilled – video by House Committee on Education & Labor
- The Importance of Safezones – Best Colleges
Websites to Explore
for marginalized youth
- History Repeating: Affordable Housing, Public Transit, A mayoral Runoff, Racially Separated Schools, Welcome to Nashville in 1971 – article by Ansley T. Erickson
- Making the Unequal Metropolis – book by Ansley T. Erickson
Websites to Explore
for wildlife conservation
- Seizing Opportunities to Diversify Conservation – paper by Gould, Phukan, Medoza, Ardoin & Panikaar
- Hunting While Black and Questioning Our Own Cultural Competency with Dr. Carolyn Finney – The Hunting Collective Podcast
- Birding While Black
- Relevancy Roadmap – Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
- Black Faces, White Spaces – video by Carolyn Finney
- Hunting While Black – article by Jonathan Hall
- Diversity in Environmental Organizations – article by Dorceta E. Taylor
- Guns, Genocide, and the Stolen Ground You “Own” – Article by Jonathan Hall
Web Sites to Explore
Upcoming Workshops at CNM
The Center for Nonprofit Management offers DEI-related learning opportunities. If you are one of our partners and would like to attend a workshop but are unable to pay the registration fees, please let us know.
How we're learning...
This year, I’ve dedicated my reading, webinar trainings (so much is available on YouTube) and professional development activities to equity. With each new experience, I’m peeling back layers of white privilege and renewing my core value that we are all interconnected and long for justice and a sense of and belonging in the spirit of Dr. King’s vision of the Beloved Community.
As a corrective to my biased education in U.S. history, I read Stamped From the Beginning: The History of Racist Thought In America–book, Ibram X. Kendi and A People’s History of the United States–book, Howard Zinn. Ibram X. Kendi narrates his own book if you prefer audio books like I do.
Seeking to learn more about the experience of my neighbors and how I participate in – and have benefited from – biased systems, I’ve read I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown and So You Want to Talk About Race. by Ijeoma Oluo.
As a white person, I’ve been learning more about whiteness and the privileges I enjoy. I commend the podcast Scene on Radio: Seeing White. I also read and “worked” Me and My White Supremacy Workbook by Layla F. Saad with a group of white nonprofit executives striving toward anti-racism. How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi strengthened my commitment to anti-racism.
In The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide for Repairing Our Humanity, Sally Kohn offers a hopeful vision that, while hate is learned and even hard-wired into human nature, through intentional work and connection to one another, we can repair a broken humanity and ourselves at the same time.
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Robin Wall Kimmerer beautifully writes about the interconnectedness of human being and nature. She listens for different ways of knowing and understands the longing we share to belong to something greater than ourselves.
Let me know what you are reading so I can further my equity understanding.
In addition to working at Maddox, I am currently a part-time graduate student at Vanderbilt Divinity School working on a masters in theological studies. Though going back to school again was a difficult decision, I felt it was important to broadening my perspective in a formal academic setting. I have a broad range of interests to pursue, but my the concentration of my studies will be religion and economic justice.
I don’t have a lot of free time for reading, but I am slowly making my way through The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the 21st Century by Grace Lee Boggs. The book touches on political, economic, and environmental justice, but I’m also interested in her life as an Asian-American activist.
As a Filipinx-American, I’ve been thinking critically about Asian peoples, their/my role in advancing racial justice, and what it means to be Asian in the context of the American South. To further my understanding I’ll be reading the memoirs of Philip Vera Cruz, a Filipinx leader working with Cesar Chavez in the Delano Grape Strikes.
I feel like I have less and less time for casual reading, but I’m always on the lookout for things related to educational equity and if you know of anything I should be reading, please let me know.