Before the CRISIS.… How to Be a Proactive Ally with Jade Pichette

The Small Nonprofit

07-05-2024 • 39 mins

Does your nonprofit talk a good game about diversity and inclusion, but the action never seems to follow? Maybe you've been part of mandatory trainings that left you asking, "Okay, but now what……?"

I'm excited to have Jade Pichette from Pride at Work Canada on today's episode of The Small Nonprofit! Jade is breaking down why that "emergency response" mindset around issues like racism and homophobia just doesn't cut it – and spoiler alert, it might actually be doing more harm than good.  But don't worry! Jade's got the insider scoop on how nonprofits can proactively build more inclusive, equitable workplaces where everyone can thrive.

Key Episode Highlights:

  • Don't be that company: The one scrambling to seem like a good ally after an incident. True inclusion is built into everything you do.
  • Culture first: Jade busted the myth that training = instant change. Real inclusivity is a culture shift, woven into recruitment, policies, and how you work.
  • Compassionate accountability: Give people space to learn, BUT hold them accountable when they're causing harm.
  • It's a team effort: Form an inclusion council. Don't dump this all on one person - share the work, get the buy-in.
  • Don't go it alone: Learn from other orgs, get help when you need it. Small nonprofits can be powerful forces for inclusivity!

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