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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

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REINN allows nonprofit news leaders to join an ongoing process of building racial equity into their organizational practices. Resources are designed to be accessible, particularly to small and mid-size news operations, in any stage of their DEI work. This is an evolving program based on member needs and participant feedback – please check this space regularly for new opportunities.

Resources

Essential Reading

Start here for a better understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion in news and nonprofits

Toolkits

Take action with toolkits designed by organizations working to make equity and inclusion resources available to all

Videos

Learn from your peers in nonprofit news and access webinars created exclusively for INN members

Case Studies & Member Work

See step-by-step how nonprofit news organizations are moving forward on equity and inclusion

Member DEI Reports

INN members share their information, values statements and work plans

Style Guides

Guides from media organizations focusing on many aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion

Internships

INN partners with outstanding universities and programs on paid internship opproetunies for members and students

Consultant Resources

Consultants and coaches who have partnered with INN or members on leadership and equity work with positive results

Essential Reading

Where is the Nonprofit News Field Today? INN Index 2020: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Institute for Nonprofit News

Glossary for Understanding and Dismantling Structural Racism

The Aspen Institute

Recruiting for Board Diversity – Without Disrespecting People of Color

Jim Taylor, BoardSource

Taking Action on Board Diversity, Five Questions to Get You Started

BoardSource

Ten Steps to More Inclusive Reporting

Melba Newsome, RJI Fellowship project

Diversity as a Second Job

Vann R. Newkirk II, Columbia Journalism Review

Race and the Newsroom: 7 Studies to Know

The Journalist’s Resource

The Abysmal State of Media Ownership Diversity in America

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The ‘Leavers’ Survey

Carla Murphy, OpenNews

Toolkits

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Action Toolkit for Organizations

A resource specifically for small nonprofit organizations from the American Public Health Association

Organizational Race Equity Toolkit

Helping teams understand and incorporate race equity into their work from the Washington Race Equity & Justice Initiative

Racial Equity Tools

A rich, curated source of research, tips, curricula and toolkits from many contributing organizations.

Videos

How are You Going to Meet the Moment: A Call for Journalistic Action with Martin G. Reynolds

Whose Voices Are We Amplifying? Source Tracking 101

Rewarding Talent: Bringing Diverse Voices into News, and Ensuring They Want to Stay

The Pipeline is not the Problem: Recruiting, Retaining, and Promoting the Next BIPOC Leaders

INN Member Only Videos/Resources

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Operationalize Equity in Your Organization, Nonprofit HR for INN

Interrupt Bias Within the Hiring and Talent Management Process, Nonprofit HR for INN

Build Equitable and Inclusive Newsroom Collaborations, Resolve Philly for INN

INN Case Studies of Member Work

How to host an intern: Advice from nonprofit news leaders on building a great experience

Nonprofit news leaders share eight key steps to building positive and equitable internships

How Reveal overhauled the way it hires, onboards and promotes employees to create a more inclusive workplace

Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting revised hiring and staffing practices.

How Madison365 stays true to its mission while earning more than half its revenue from businesses

Madison365 leads with its mission in all its business dealings to produce coverage specifically for communities of color in Madison and Wisconsin.

How Injustice Watch expanded its commentary to amplify Black essential voices

This Chicago-based news outlet launched its Essential Work series.

How nonprofit newsrooms track sources to ensure coverage reflects community

Three nonprofit newsrooms share their approaches to source tracking.

Member DEI reports, values statements & work plans 

Community + Support

The DEI Coalition For Anti-Racist, Equitable, And Just Newsrooms

Style Guides

Internships

The Institute for Nonprofit News collaborates with outstanding schools and programs across the country to facilitate more than 70 paid internship and fellowship positions with member organizations each year. Many of our partnerships focus on building pathways into nonprofit news for emerging journalists of color. Learn more here.

Consultant Resources for Members

INN has worked with these consultants and coaches with positive and productive results, or these organizations have been recommended by members.

Hiring & Retention Strategies

Nonprofit HR’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion managing director Emily Holthaus and her team help INN members develop hiring and retention strategies and strategic plans that center concrete and sustainable equity and inclusion practices. Holthaus’s small-group seminars for INN members have received high marks from participants for their clarity and the actionable information provided. Nonprofit HR offers these special rates to individual INN members for DEI consulting services. Members with fewer than 10 employees can access a customized 10-hour consulting package for $3200, and members with more than 10 employees can access 15 hours for $5000. Additionally, all members regardless of staff size receive a 5% discount on Nonprofit HR work outside its DEI practice (for example, compensation studies) on all fixed-fee projects up to $20,000, and a 10% discount on fixed-fee projects greater than $20,000. For more information contact Sidney Abrams, VP of business development, at sidneya@nonprofithr.com.

DEI Policy and System Review

CircleUp Education’s DEI Policy & System Review coaching and consulting service provide expert review and technical support to ensure that policies, practices, and systems are equitable, free of discrimination and effectively interrupting oppression. 

DEI Policy & System Review coaching Includes:

Click HERE for details or visit www.circleuped.org to request a free assessment. Let CircleUp know you’re a part of the Institute for Nonprofit News because nonprofit news members with fewer than 10 employees qualify for a 15% discount on DEI coaching services.

Our Team

Sara Shahriari

Sara helps nonprofit newsrooms develop effective and forward-thinking leaders. She also builds pathways into the nonprofit news world for diverse groups of talented students and professionals.

Our Partners

Funding for this program is provided by the generous support of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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