Our Commitment to DEI
While Plus Delta Partners was founded on the principle that it is possible to create positive change in human behavior, specifically amongst advancement professionals, we recognize that we have not been at the vanguard of important conversations about equity and justice. We haven’t always known what to say, or how to show up or speak up. We recognize and take ownership of the fact that, even as we grow personally and as a firm, we will have blind spots, inherent biases, and opportunities for growth.
Our goal is to commit to confronting systemic racism and increase equity and inclusion for all people, especially BIPOC, members of the LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized groups, in our industry, our community and our society.
We will rigorously review ourselves and our work, continue to learn from our biases and mistakes, and improve our ability to serve the increasingly diverse philanthropic community, profession of fundraising and the communities in which we live and work.
As an action-focused firm, we are committed to:
Our staff completed a 4-month program to raise our awareness of white privilege, implicit bias, microaggressions, and how we perpetuate racist structures in society.
We are continuing our work in this area by supporting discussions and firm-wide activities that are designed to improve our vigilance and stamina to address unjust systems.
Curriculum/Coaching Review and Revision
Plus Delta Partners is undertaking a review of all curricular items and coaching approaches. We are continuing our dialogue with a diverse group of practitioners and clients in the field to audit our curriculum. We are grateful for the feedback they are providing to hold us accountable in our work. Our goal is to eliminate non-inclusive elements and improve our ability to serve a diverse client base.
Building Diversity Within Plus Delta and Throughout the Advancement Industry
As the advancement profession strives to diversify staffing to better represent the diversity of society, our firm is also committed to the diversification of our firm to represent our society and the clients we serve. We have taken positive steps forward in this area through hiring, and we will continue to recruit with representation as part of our process.
We will develop partnerships with clients and non-client organizations to build new pathways that diversify recruiting and hiring.
We are committed to playing our part in preparing, mentoring and championing diverse professionals for success, especially those who are new to the industry.
Plus Delta Partners is committed to inclusion and equity. We have established an internal DEI working group to coordinate these ongoing efforts. We encourage you to check here for updates on our activities, and we encourage and invite feedback on how we can do better in our work to make positive change for our clients and our communities by communicating with us at firstname.lastname@example.org