November 22, 2017
    Do you know what 'diversity' is?

    Plus, the Nonprofit Finance Summit is in 2 weeks! Thinking Aloud, by Ed Dalere

    By Ed Dalere | 08/24/2017

    You might think you do, and you could be correct, or likely, partially correct. Because like many things, “diversity” and also “inclusion” means something different to different people. Diversity to boomers and Gen Xers, for instance, means protected class, but to a millennial it could mean differences in thoughts and other factors that go beyond someone’s ethnic group.

    This is the discussion of a new white paper called “Include is a Verb: Moving from talk to action on diversity and inclusion” by Sherry A Marts, PhD, and Elizabeth Weaver Engel, M.A., CAE. This in-depth white paper takes a look at D&I in associations: what makes efforts unique, why efforts fail among associations, and acting on D&I.

    The paper covers examples, advice, a case study and thought pieces on D&I. If you have a question about your association’s D&I, you might find your answers in this paper, which you can download here.


    The Nonprofit Finance Summit in Chicago is just weeks away. Space - including the room block - is filling up fast! Don’t miss this must-attend event for association and nonprofit finance professionals! To register and for details, click here.


    If you’re concerned about continuity on staff, then join the TRENDS webinar on Succession Planning: Strategies for leveraging a multigenerational Workforce on Aug. 30. In this webinar, expert CEO coach and succession planning expert Jeremy Lurie will share a proven approach and show how to use it within your own organization to adapt to rapidly shifting workforce trends in the workplace. In addition to learning the crucial elements of a “NextGen” succession plan, you’ll review an actual case study that shares real-world implementation lessons learned from the Global Cold Chain Alliance. Click here to register and for details.

    Add new comment

    Filtered HTML

    • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
    • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
    • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

    Plain text

    • No HTML tags allowed.
    • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
    • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

    Association TRENDS