We’re Bringing Standardized Equity Practices to Regional Organizations
By Nina Bhatia
For national nonprofits with regional teams, questions around equity and inclusion become exponentially more complex. What does it mean to meet each region’s unique needs while also maintaining fidelity to the national organization’s model? Where can regions have flexibility, and where do all regions need to rally around the same principles? How can these decisions be made equitably and with the organization’s mission in mind?
The challenges organizations face
Organizations are all too familiar with the dangers posed when there are not clear answers to the above questions. They include:
- employee relations challenges,
- losing top talent,
- staffing gaps, and
to name just a few. These issues don’t just affect talent, they also put organizational missions in jeopardy and make long-term viability difficult.
Finding a solution
To address these challenges, organizational leaders have multiple factors to consider:
- what systems and structures they need,
- how to prioritize keeping their talent,
- financial implications, and
- honoring their values.
There are benefits and tradeoffs to weigh, and the choices are not easy.
We can help
There is a way forward. Edgility Consulting can support organizations in reimagining their national and regional staffing structures, so they are more equitable to best honor their mission and values in a way that attracts and retains talent. Edgility will engage your team in an inclusive stakeholder discovery process that centers the voices of your staff first to inform all additional data collection and recommendations.
A thoughtful process
We have worked with many mission-driven organizations engaged in national and regional staffing alignment, and we know how difficult the change management process can be. We partner with you to deliberately phase discovery, research, and recommendations with your team to ensure that there is ample time for conversation and buy-in for your staff throughout the process. Then, we support you in building a change management plan that ensures the change sticks, even in the face of adversity. Our plans have engagement and communication built in for the long-lasting success of your people and your mission.
Your partner in creating lasting change
Addressing the complex challenges of equity and inclusion in regional teams is crucial for the success of mission-driven organizations. Our team offers a thoughtful and inclusive approach to support organizations in reimagining their staffing structures in a way that honors their mission and values, attracts and retains top talent, and ensures long-term viability. By engaging staff throughout the process and building a change management plan that prioritizes communication and engagement, we help organizations create lasting and meaningful change. Reach out today to learn more about how we can support your organization’s staffing alignment needs.
“It was in college that I learned about America’s inequitable educational systems. Why do some children attend schools and benefit from systems that maximize their potential, and others get left behind? As a result, I have spent my career focused on changing that reality.”
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