While many organizations have taken steps to invest in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives over the past few years, others weren’t able to invest earlier for a variety of reasons and now might be wondering if it's too late. The answer is no, it’s never too late to start. Your opportunity has not passed and there is still—and always will be—time to invest in DEI. The climate may have changed, and DEI resources are not at the forefront of news cycles as they were just a few short years ago, but because there is no endpoint to the work of DEI, there is never a bad time to start your journey.

As a nonprofit leader, you have the unique opportunity to approach your organization’s DEI work through a community-centered lens. Understanding your community’s needs can help you build relationships and develop stronger, more effective strategies for reaching your DEI goals.

Before you get started, let's take a look at a few steps you can take to tap into your community to identify priority areas of focus for your DEI efforts.

  • Map out who you want to engage.
  • Define your channels.
  • Set a reasonable timeline, and don't over-commit.

Read the full article about diversity, equity and inclusion by Katherine Brady at Forbes.