Organization-Strengthening Resources: Cultural Competency/ Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI)                                                     FREE
AABLI recruits, prepares, & assists with placement of African Americans on nonprofit, corporate, and public boards. Nonprofits can join the network to attend events and receive referrals for rigorously trained board candidates.

Cultural and Linguistic Competence Family Organization Assessment                     FREE
The downloadable CLCFOA addresses attitudes, behaviors, policies, structures, & practices of board, staff, volunteers, & other stakeholders to aid culturally & linguistically competent planning, improve services to diverse & underserved communities, change training & practices, & promote greater equity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competence Assessment for Disability Organizations       FREE
The downloadable CLCADO addresses attitudes, behaviors, policies, structures, & practices of board, staff, volunteers, & other stakeholders to aid culturally & linguistically competent planning, improve services to diverse & underserved communities, change training & practices, & promote greater equity.

Cultural Competency A Self-Assessement Guide for Human Service Organizations 2000           FREE
Extensive guide from the Cultural Diversity Institute, Calgary, Alberta, includes process & tools covering organizational culture, policy development, administration, governance, communication, service delivery, personnel practices, program development, community relations, & funding.

Cultural Competency Assessment Tool                                                                                  FREE
The British Columbia Ministry for Children & Families offers a thorough assessment tool in a downloadable PDF of questions, worksheets, & an action plan template, covering organization statements & documents, program policies & procedures, program practices, personnel policies & practices, skills & training, organizational composition & climate, & community consultation & communication.

D5
D5 grew out of the Diversity in Philanthropy Project. Though aimed at advancing diversity, equity, & inclusion in philanthropy, its website offers definitions, research, & tools also useful for nonprofits, including a searchable database; data collection & communications tools; DEI self-assessment; webinars & slides; and a searchable, interactive map of population-focused funding sources.