Relationship Management · DEI
Apra’s DEIBJA Committee Resource Round-Up: Ethical Rainmaking and Equitable Management
In this new series, the Apra Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, Justice and Access (DEIBJA) Committee offers resources to help you further engage with the latest practices and thought leadership around DEI in prospect development.
Read on to see what committee members have on their radar.
What we're recommending: The Ethical Rainmaker Podcast
Recommended by: Brandon Baez
Summary: From grounding practices in donor experiences instead of a community's needs, to a lack of political, race, class and power analyses, traditional fundraising practices often perpetuate the very injustices the nonprofit sector wishes to end. The Ethical Rainmaker is a podcast that hosts authentic conversations grappling with the questions we don’t often ask in the nonprofit world.
Why we're recommending it: It's time to rethink how we are engaging and uplifting traditional philanthropy and some of the practices that undermine our missions. We must navigate the way forward with today’s resisters, re-imaginers and the re-creators of the Third Sector.
Where you can find it: Visit their website, theethicalrainmaker.com, or listen to episodes on iTunes, Spotify and Simplecast.
What we're recommending: “Management in a Changing World”
Recommended by: Kate McConnell
Summary: As managers, working toward social change often requires carefully balancing the power and responsibility that comes with the role. This book is geared toward leaders — new and seasoned — who are looking to develop the right skills and frame of mind to “manage equitably and sustainably to get great results.”
Why we're recommending it: The Management Center is a management training organization dedicated specifically to management for social change. Their book is a great resource for managers and centers the experiences of communities that are often marginalized, especially Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.
There are a lot of resources for managers out in the wild world of the internet — this one actively centers on inclusion, equity and belonging, while also providing really usable and clear tools. I highly recommend it for anyone who is or will eventually be a manager!
Where you can find it: Visit The Management Center’s website or find it anywhere books are sold or loaned.