22NTC Session: Leadership
Workshop: Make Your Plan to Increase Diversity and Improve Inclusion
Submitted by: Michael Sparacino | Mixte Communications


We know that recruiting a diverse team of staff and volunteers is essential in today’s nonprofit world — but where do you begin? Let’s start by putting aside fears of making mistakes and excuses about not knowing where to start, and create your own measurable action plan.

This session is not for those who need convincing; rather, it’s for those who know they need to do better and are ready to start. Led by Janedra Skyes, an expert in research-backed EDI strategies, and Jamie Hampton, the diversity chair of a nonprofit and a communications leader, you’ll be introduced to a customizable framework with strategies and tactics that you can use to write your own plan. We’ll share why these approaches matter and examples to illustrate how they work. Just as important, you’ll also learn common pitfalls and ways to continue your leadership EDI journey once the session is over.

This interactive workshop will be hosted on Zoom.

Session Type

60 minute workshop

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop strategies to build meaningful relationships in new and specific communities that you want to attract to your organization
  • Outline specific steps that put your strategies into a work plan to get the results that you seek
  • Identify common pitfalls that put organizations at risk so that you can continue learning after NTEN

Target Audience

Executive directors, board chairs, recruiters for paid or volunteer roles, and those who want to improve in their EDI work.


March 24, 2022


8:30am – 9:30am PST