Why Realistic Inclusion Initiatives are Vital in Nonprofits

| February 18, 2018

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To borrow a quote from columnist and nonprofit leader Anika Rahman, “Non-profits are our conscience.” As science comes to support what we already knew, that diversity begets innovation and creativity, many nonprofit organizations find themselves in a bind when it comes to implementing and maintaining consistent, effective diversity, inclusion, and equity (DI&E) initiatives.

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MCforNC is a 501(c)(3) organization that connects student consultants with nonprofits to provide free solutions for small-scale technical problems. Nonprofits face a catch-22: They need infrastructure to sustain their operations. However, infrastructure often costs time and money which they don’t have. Students also face a catch-22: in order to get a job, they need on-the-job experience. MCforNC can solve this problem. We provide consultants to work with a nonprofit on short-term technical or administrative projects. Our consultants implement a solution, and teach the nonprofit the technical skills required to sustain their operations.

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Barbara O’Reilly was recently featured on our Responsive Fundraising Podcast, where she discussed the three stages that follow an unexpected world event. First, the response phase, where we each find a way to contain the negative impact of the change. Next, comes the recovery phase, in which we all work together to find a way forward. Lastly, the resilience phase, in which we have recovered and emerge better than before. From the standpoint of COVID-19, we all have navigated the response phase, which triggered a far-reaching economic tremor. It’s fair to say that we currently live in the recovery phase, and probably will for quite a while. But even now, as we recover, our focus should be on the next phase: resilience. Of course, the resilience phase will look differently for everyone, and it is hard to predict exactly what it will look like for your nonprofit. However, there are ways for you to ensure that the work you do now will increase your annual revenue and improve donor retention while you recover and build resilience. Here’s how responsive fundraising can make that easier.

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MCforNC is a 501(c)(3) organization that connects student consultants with nonprofits to provide free solutions for small-scale technical problems. Nonprofits face a catch-22: They need infrastructure to sustain their operations. However, infrastructure often costs time and money which they don’t have. Students also face a catch-22: in order to get a job, they need on-the-job experience. MCforNC can solve this problem. We provide consultants to work with a nonprofit on short-term technical or administrative projects. Our consultants implement a solution, and teach the nonprofit the technical skills required to sustain their operations.

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