YNPNdc is committed to fostering a more diverse and inclusive nonprofit workforce and we firmly stand with our Black and Brown peers across race, class, and power in demanding change to the systematic and structural racism that continues to negatively impact and take the lives of Black and Brown men, women, and children.
Washington, DC is a vibrant community with a large nonprofit sector and we all have a role to play in creating a better future. Young nonprofit professionals are especially positioned to reflect, listen to, and support the needs of our communities at both a local and national level.
Below is a list of resources to start or continue learning about how racism is manifested in the nonprofit sector and how you can take action at both the individual level and the organizational level, within your own nonprofits or those you support.
Resources for Individual Action:
Resources for Addressing Racism at Your Nonprofit:
- Dismantling White Supremacy in Nonprofits: A Starting Point from YNPN Twin Cities
- Diversity Series Dismantling Racism Within Nonprofit Organizations from See3’s Communications and Borderline Media (YouTube video)
- How Donor-Centrism Perpetuates Inequity, And Why We Must Move Toward Community-Centric Fundraising from Nonprofit AF
- Have Nonprofit and Philanthropy Become the “White Moderate” that Dr. King Warned Us About? from Nonprofit AF
- How White People Conquered the Non-Profit Industry from Medium
If you’re looking to take immediate action, consider donating to local Black- and People of Color-Led nonprofit organizations. Thank you to our members for all you continue to do in service of others. Be kind and take care of each other.