Giving Compass' Take:

• Authors writing for Aspen Institute explores tips to expand and increase inclusivity in virtual spaces during this pandemic. 

• How can the philanthropic industry benefit from more inclusive virtual spaces? 

• Read more on how to work remote and respond to a global pandemic.


The COVID-19 global pandemic has forced many organizations to adapt their content and services for virtual spaces. Unfortunately, much work still needs to be done to mend the digital divide that leaves many people without internet access. However, we can all ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are centered in our digital engagements—our webinars, podcasts, and other digital meetings and convenings.

Diverse Content

  • Diversify the voices of your content.
  • Curate representative imagery.
  • Carefully consider your language.

Inclusive Facilitation

  • Provide space and identify ways participants can engage at the start of the meeting.
  • Dedicate time for personal reflection.
  • Establish community agreements.

Creating Space

  • Identify ways to make people feel welcomed.
  • Design for different learning and processing styles.
  • Consider accessibility.

Read the full article about KEYWORD by Krystle Starvis and Jessica Leacher at The Aspen Institute.