Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%
[EPISODE] Disrupt Unconscious Bias & Your Normal Is My Trigger
Disrupt Unconscious Bias
Our panel encourages you to dive deep into your own biases and how they influence you and your brand. Then deconstruct and disrupt those you no longer want. They’re Joe Shaffner at International Center for Research on Women; Minal Bopaiah with Brevity & Wit; and Sarah Boison from Communities In Schools.
Your Normal Is My Trigger
Accept without blame that your normal is not everyone’s. This panel helps you recognize differences and manage across generations. They’re Barbara Grant with Crux Consulting Consortium and Eve Gourley from Food Lifeline.
Tony kicks off this show back at the Nonprofit Technology Conference with Joe Shaffner, Minal Bopaiah and Sarah Boison. Minal starts by talking about nonprofits can grow their brand and staying relevant, while protecting themselves from unconscious bias. Minal explains how unconscious bias actually works in our brains, how to bring them to our awareness. Sarah connects this back to the brand, and addressing diversity inclusion head on.
Sarah continues to talk about executing your mission without bias. Joe comes in to discuss how to honestly talk about diversity in your brand and projects and one way to accomplish this is to bring people from different backgrounds. Joe talks about hat photos you use, who’s on the panel and Sarah continues about bringing the people you serve into the discussion. The three continue to talk about leadership, power dynamics, and the importance of youth. Minal explains that diversity is mission critical and Joe discusses white privilege.
Tony introduces Barbara Grant, and Eve Gourley and they start to discuss the idea of what is “normal” and all of the different definitions of it. Barbara talks about having an inclusive workplace and the different generations of workers in the same space. Barbara and Eve talk about the “dominant normal.” The two continue to talk about generational differences, white privilege, and how to hire when there are so many generations looking for work.
Barbara continues the conversation by talking about how aspects of the workplace are not normal to some but very normal to most. Their conversation go back and forth between what is normal to different races and different generations. Barbara talks about how it’s difficult to discuss because people get very defensive when they feel that there is blame and oppression. Eve talks about the actual statistics there have been with racial biases. She continues about understanding privilege, from digital natives to what it means to be a native of this country.