NTEN, founded in 2000, is a community for those interested in the use of technology to support nonprofit organizations and the issues in which they’re engaged. Its signature activity is its annual international conference, which is talked about by most everyone in the sector. This has been a time for a profound change, which includes the equity issues connected with the use of technology, both in the sector and in society at large. And here to discuss some of those issues, it’s a pleasure to have with us, Amy Sample Ward, the CEO of NTEN.
PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity. It works to help restructure democracy in the economy to benefit everyone, lift up work done by communities of color, and to put people first by making the scale and duration of relief match the scale and duration of the need. And here to discuss this work and their vision for the future, it’s a pleasure to have with us, Dr. Michael McAfee, the president and CEO of PolicyLink.
The Conversation: An Indispensable Playbook to Effectively Address Systemic Racism in Your Organization
The ratio between words spoken and action taken is uncomfortably high when it comes to racial equity in our organizations and institutions. One reason for this is that it’s a very difficult issue to talk about, but a new book provides a common sense and pragmatic approach to help move the conversation forward. In fact, it’s called The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations. And it’s a pleasure to have with us its author and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, Dr. Robert Livingston.