22NTC Session: Digital Inclusion
Using Inclusive Language in Digital Content, Presentations, and Beyond
Submitted by: Keidra Chaney | National Network of Abortion Funds


Language matters, and the way we communicate has a profound impact on reinforcing and undoing biases and stereotypes around race, gender, sexual identity, disability and other identities.

Understanding inclusive language and increasing its usage in non-profit communications is one important way that organizations can reflect their commitment to diversity. This session will teach participants to identify language that includes rather than excludes, and will provide insights on how to make an organizational commitment to using inclusive language in communications.

Session Type

60 minute session

Learning Outcomes

  • How to identify phrases, words and language structures that include rather than exclude
  • How to have difficult conversations with staff around incorporating inclusive language
  • Examples of Inclusive Language Recommendations - and phrases to avoid

Target Audience

Communications and DEI staff who are interested in making their content more inclusive for all