Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Charity Sector

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Charity Sector

Start off with a short video introduction to the Equality Act.

NPC's #WalkingTheTalk series offers a range of resources and think-pieces on the issues of diversity and inclusion in the sector. This includes research briefings, blog posts, podcasts, and more.

ACEVO write extensively on the challenges surrounding diversity, and racial diversity in particular. A few good places to start are:

Charity So White were founded in response to revelations about the widespread institutional racism experienced by people of colour working in the charity sector. They have also written extensively on the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities.

The Institute of Fundraising's Change Collective campaign focuses on improving equality, diversity and inclusion in the fundraising profession. Their website offer a range of reports, tools and guides for inspiration.

Community Southwark have a great guide on building a more inclusive space for volunteers.

Stonewall provide a range of resources on LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace.

  • This guide, written with gentoo, provides key tips and examples on how to create a more inclusive organisational culture
  • They also provide a useful glossary of terms

Another resource to help us unpack and better understand the language we use is this collated LGBTQ+ Terminology/Vocabulary Primer 

CIPD offer a series of guides and tools to address diversity and inclusion challenges in the workplace. Some great resources include:

A short and concise article on Harver offers '5 proven practices for more inclusive recruitment'.

The UK Government Equalities Office provides useful guidance on how to improve recruitment and progression of women and reduce the gender pay gap.

Renaisi have produced an excellent inclusive recruitment checklist for refugees, identifying the range of barriers faced by those restarting careers in the UK, and outlining ways to address or remove those barriers.

Arts Council England represents one great example of an organisation committed to prioritising employee diversity and inclusion. Read more about what they've done here:

Virtual College offer several CPD accredited courses for staff, including:

Mind's Influence and Participation toolkit provides guidance on how to meaningfully involve people with mental health problems in the development of your work.


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