Shifting Power Dynamics: Equity, diversity and inclusion in the nonprofit sector
KCI is proud to support a new landmark study on equity, diversity and inclusion in the nonprofit sector. This study was conducted to better understand the state of nonprofits and charities’ equity practices across Canada. Findings show that the lack of sustained resources, capacity and commitment are hindering the nonprofit sector’s collective progress on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). The research report, titled Shifting Power Dynamics: Equity, diversity and inclusion in the nonprofit sector, provides key insights into specific areas such as the factors that enable and hinder nonprofit organizations as they seek to apply equity principles, the role of leadership in advancing EDI, or the role that funders can play in advancing EDI by supporting Black, Indigenous, racialized, LGTBQIA2S+ nonprofits and other organizations committed to this important work.
This project was led by the Equitable Recovery Collective, a group of nonprofit organizations working to advance equity in the nonprofit sector. This research represents an important step in developing nonprofit sector capacity around equity. We invite nonprofit leaders and funders to review the findings of this study and reflect on their roles in advancing equity.