CCS Fundraising and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University have teamed up to create a new three-part podcast series, Authentically Inclusive.

Each 45-minute episode offers listeners expert ideas and practical insights to support the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion across nonprofit organizations and communities.

You can listen to Authentically Inclusive on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and the Authentically Inclusive website.

Episode One: Organizational Cultures In Progress

Leaders are responsible for advancing equity and inclusion as core values in their organizations. In this episode, Bernie Banks and Minya Nance, Associate Deans of the Kellogg School of Management, and Dorri McWhorter, CEO of the YMCA of Metro Chicago, offer frameworks, ideas, and perspectives for leading change and building inclusive cultures.

Episode Two: Navigating Bias Across Organizations

To move beyond identifying bias, we must learn to navigate and mitigate it to address systems of inequity when engaging with stakeholders. In this three-part episode of Authentically Inclusive, Professor Nour Kteily of the Kellogg School of Management and Joy King, Chief Advancement Officer of Be the Match, examine how biases and power impact our lives and our work in the nonprofit sector.

Episode Three: Advancing Equity Through Empathy

Empathy is a critical component for advancing equity. In this three-part episode of Authentically Inclusive, Professor Gina Fong of the Kellogg School of Management and Franklyn Baker, President and CEO of the United Way of Central Maryland, talk about empathy, equity, and storytelling. Using examples from the nonprofit sector and beyond, they bring to life the role empathy can play in promoting equity at work.

To explore more resources on making your organization’s fundraising efforts more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, visit CCS’s Insights Library, including:

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CCS Fundraising is a strategic fundraising consulting firm that partners with nonprofits for transformational change. As leading consulting experts in campaign and development strategy, we plan and implement fundraising initiatives to help nonprofit organizations make a bigger impact—locally, nationally, and globally. For nearly 75 years, CCS has empowered many of the world’s greatest organizations to advance some of the most important causes in history. While the results of our work are immediate, the impact of the strategies, tools, and tactics we develop with our clients is enduring.