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Successful Nonprofits Podcast

Sep 3, 2018

This Labor Day, we provide a refresher course on what it looks like to move toward a culture of equity in an organization. Daria Torres, founder and managing partner of the Walls Torres Group, guides us through the methodology and use of the Equity Maturity Model.



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*****Timestamped Highlights*****

(4:24) Think of a growth chart

(6:00) A good grounding: inclusive culture, encompassing open mindset and courageous leadership

(7:45) Accessibility

(10:40) 12 Dimension, Six Meta-Categories

(11:35) Explicit commitment: shared language and evaluative discipline

(13:45) Who is the who? 

(16:20) Let the model inspire, not restrict 

(18:30) Equitable procurement: fair consideration and informed selection

(21:50) Stepping out of the consulting role for a minute to describe an organization in crisis

(23:30) Visible accountability: dedicated oversight and transparent orientation

(25:00) Dolph and Daria discuss Philly cheesesteak culture