Accessibility and Inclusivity in the Workplace
Accessibility in the workplace is the practice of making information, tasks and activities, and the work environment practical, meaningful, and usable for as many people as possible. Inclusion is the behaviors within team culture that encourages everyone to feel heard and valued for their individual skills and uniqueness. Through this guide, we review inclusive practices and considerations to take when proactively addressing accessibility at the virtual and physical workplace. After reviewing the guide, this worksheet can be used to assess your own organization’s accessibility and inclusion policies and procedures and identify areas to improve.
Accessible and Inclusive Events
How can we be mindful of different needs while proactively providing a welcoming and inclusive experience for all at events? Accessibility and inclusion matter just as deeply in temporary spaces where we invite community to join together for dialogue or learning. Here are some considerations to provide a more inclusive and accessible experience to your audience as you go through the event planning process.
Addressing Unconscious Bias in Hiring
This resource is meant to address the individual unconscious biases that inform the hiring systems we create and the candidate selection process. Remaining unaware of these biases and their impact on our decision-making can contribute to the lack of representation of individuals from marginalized communities in the workplace.
Indigenous Lands Activity
This activity invites you to have a team discussion about the history of the lands you inhabit, the historical and present day contributions of the Indigenous peoples’ in those territories, […]
Meaningfully supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion at your organization requires practices that help everyone be explicit, direct, and clear with each other. The Personal Blueprint can support effective understanding, communication, […]
Preparing for Courageous Conversations & Personal Influence Activity
Issues of race, gender, ethnicity, and identity are personal, sensitive, and can be emotionally challenging to address, no matter how our individual experiences impact our world views, how we relate […]
Use this checklist every time you draft an appeal to make sure it hits all the right notes so that your donors and prospects will be singing your tune and sending their gifts.
Appeal Sample and Guide
Writing an effective appeal letter is a crucial skill to increase donations and donor involvement. However your outreach efforts are made, through letters, emails, or even through your website, an […]
Board and Staff Friendraising Process
The flow chart in this resource shows how a Board member can meaningfully contribute to building your organization’s “friend” base, leading to more supporters while increasing connection between your Board and Staff through their Friendraising work.
Board Donor Stewardship | Flow of Communications
Major gift work is a highly personalized form of fundraising that can be difficult to systematize. The success of your major gifts effort is dependent on authentic relationships with your […]
Components of your 30 Second “Elevator” Pitch
In order to do effective outreach to build your donor and member base, use this worksheet to create a great “elevator pitch” that can describe your mission and work, and the reasons why it is important to support your organization in a brief and succinct way.
COVID-19 Resources for Canadian Fundraisers (and Others)
An extensive offering of information, resources, and guides with a focus on Canadian nonprofit organizations and fund development professionals to maneuver through COVID-19 and the changing landscape. It includes links […]
Diversifying Revenue Sources
Diversifying revenue is a good idea for many organizations; however, implementing diversification is not a one size fits all solution for every organization. This tutorial looks into when, why, and how your organization can benefit from diversifying revenue sources.
Donor-Centered Direct Mail: Creating Warm and Fuzzies for Donors
With the millions of pieces of direct mail sent out every year, your job is to have your letter rise above all the rest. This resource will help you look at some ways to make your appeals outshine the rest and bring better returns.
Fund Development Equity Reflection Questions
Fund development staff can play an integral role in implementing DEI in their work by using an equity lens to review your practices, outreach, and decisions. This resource offers questions to ask yourself, your team, and your organization to ensure that an equity lens is applied to your fund development efforts and internal work.
Fundraising Committee Roles and Responsibilities | Sample
Whether you are a one-person development shop or serving as part of a larger fundraising team, a fundraising committee should be an integral part of your fundraising program. An effective fundraising committee is vital to the life and financial well-being of your organization. The following document provides some sample roles and responsibilities to get you started.