This article has already extended beyond my five-minute goal reading. I hope you will indulge me a few minutes more to read some brief recommendations on what you might do to make manifest the words posted on so many websites.
Implicit Bias Testing-used Got bias? You bet. Project Implicit “is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control.” This link allows you to choose between a dozen or so bias tests, everything from skin tone to the “link between liberal arts and females and between science and males.”
How to Use: Ask your staff or board to pick one and take it. What did they find out? Great as a discussion starter.
Consider reading a book together or participating in the YWCA South Florida, 21 Day Challenge. This Challenge offers daily bight-size pieces of information helpful, not overwhelming information. Look for next years event after the first of the New Year.Would you like to know more about constructing a strategy to meet diversity or other goals? If yes, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d love to help you create your master plan so you can achieve more of your mission.
Karen Eber Davis provides customized advising and coaching around nonprofit strategy and board development. People leaders hire her to bring clarity to sticky situations, break through barriers that seem insurmountable, and align people for better futures. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.
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