As a global network that connects social impact leaders, The Communications Network is no stranger to understanding the importance of racial equity work and the power of learning. Their network can ignite change and promote conversation, so we gave them tools to help steer those conversations. Our goals for this project were to:
- Advance DEI and anti-racist communications in the social impact sector,
- Curate a comprehensive digital DEI report and tools for communications professionals with strategic tactics, self-assessments and best practices, and;
- Provide sustainable approaches to internal and external DEI communications
Our extensive research and analysis process helped shape our work. To better understand the current state of racial equity communications in social impact, we facilitated interviews with The Communications Network DEI Work Group, surveyed internal team members and led informational interviews with key stakeholders. Insights gained from these conversations were used to inform tactical, everyday DEI tools for foundation and nonprofit communications professionals.