Racial Equity Community of Practice

The Foundation for Delaware County has partnered with The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University’s School of Business to offer training in a Racial Equity Community of Practice. In these in-depth workshops, organizational board members, leadership, and staff will work through inclusion efforts related to their organizational challenges and be led through structured workgroup processes where they collectively examine diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their respective organizations.

This comprehensive Community of Practice will:

  • Identify the dimensions of diversity that matter most in the organization and why.
  • Bring awareness to how identity and culture, stereotypes, and implicit and explicit bias affect how people perceive, evaluate, and react to others and ultimately impact the workplace.
  • Assess engagement drivers to diagnose root causes of suboptimal levels of engagement across three areas of the workplace (board, executive leadership/staff, and targeted populations).
  • Examine methods for reducing prejudice and applying stereotypes to decision-making processes that directly or indirectly impact organizational strategic planning, fiscal equity, fundraising/fund development, outreach, and marketing/communications.
  • Develop a framework of organizational-specific interventions and strategies that lead to sustainable, inclusive actions and solutions.

These efforts aim to unearth critical issues and build upon the strengths and diverse backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets of the organization’s workforce, creating a sustainable, diverse and inclusive organization. This information provides a holistic view of the organization regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

At the conclusion of the workshop series, each organization will have final work products in which they present recommendations that support the sustainable implementation of identified strategies for their organizations and determine methods to assess the effectiveness of inclusion initiatives.

Launching in Winter 2023, sessions will be held virtually and occur monthly. Each monthly session will last approximately six hours with time allotment for lunch and breaks. In addition, organizational work will be assigned to be completed between meetings in preparation for each work session.

If you are interested in learning more about the Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s Racial Equity Community of Practice, please email