Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
At Community Boost, our mission is to empower social ventures changing the world. In order to live fully into our mission, we must build the strongest, highest performing team possible. In order to build a best-in-class team and realize our true collective impact, we must empower our own internal team first and foremost. That’s why we view diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as mission critical here at Community Boost and it is why we are committed to investing, accelerating, reporting and educating on the progress of our own internal DEI efforts.
Diversity, equity and inclusion accelerates our ability to scale social impact both internally and externally. Our DEI efforts spark inspiration and are a catalyst for faster innovation.
Reflection of the World We Serve
Our vision is that the Community Boost team is a reflection of the world and people we serve and support.
Amplify & Make a Stand for Underrepresented Communities
At Community Boost we have built an audience and are committed to making a stand and amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities at events like our Nonprofit Marketing Summit and more.
Commitment to education internally and externally and sharing what we do well and what we have learned.
Equitable Practices & Pay
Our team should see themselves in our policies and practices, regardless of factors like family responsibilities, religion, gender identities and disabilities. We practice transparent and clear pay structures that further analyze and close out pay disparities.
We can’t improve what we aren’t measuring and we must report our progress – both the good and the bad – in order to optimize our DEI efforts faster and more effectively.
Our Monthly DEI Newsletters
Every month the Community Boost DEI committee publishes our DEI newsletter. Check them out for inspiration and to learn more about the Community Boost team.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
The effort to officially recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander contributions to the United States began in the late 1970s, and took over 10 years to make it a permanent month-long celebration. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have contributed significantly to many facets of American culture and society, including science and medicine, literature and art, sports and recreation, government and politics, and activism and law.
Autism Acceptance Month
Autism Acceptance Month was created by and for the autistic community to change the conversation around autism, shifting it away from stigmatizing “autism awareness” language that presents autism as a threat to be countered with vigilance. Autism acceptance emphasizes that autistic people belong — that they deserve welcoming communities, inclusive schools and workplaces, and equal opportunities. We encourage you all to take some time to learn something new about the autistic community this month!
Women's History Month
Every year, The National Women's History Alliance designates a yearly theme for Women's History Month. The 2022 theme is "Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope." This theme is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.
Asian American Pacific Islander Month
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. It's a time to learn about the history of these different cultures, which includes everything from the key contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to the US. These experiences are especially important in the face of a sharp increase in anti-Asian discrimination and violence since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Pride Month is an entire month dedicated to the uplifting of LGBTQ voices, celebration of LGBTQ culture and the support of LGBTQ rights. Throughout the month of June, nationwide, there have traditionally been parades, protests, drag performances, live theater and memorials and celebrations of life for members of the community who lost their lives to HIV/AIDS. It is part political activism, part celebration of all the LGBTQ community has achieved over the years.
Celebrating Immigrants Experiences
For the month of July, we wanted to take some time this month to really reflect and look at what It means to be American and the American Dream. This month we encourage you all to join us in recognizing how America is strengthened by the contributions made by immigrants. Take a deep dive into learning more about the immigrant experience, music, food & culture.
Disability Pride Month
Disability is part of the human condition. Everyone is likely to experience it, either permanently or temporarily, at some point in their life. Take a deep dive into learning more about the disabled experience and about the different people and organizations that have supported the disabled community.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Mental Health Awareness Month
October is a busy month for everyone in the nonprofit sector as year-end approaches. So in light of this, we wanted to provide you all some resources, tips, facts, music, and media that will help you during this crazy time of year. We hope you all enjoy it! Please remember to take some time for YOU cause you matter!
Native American Heritage Month
November is nationally recognized as Native American Heritage Month. It is a month of celebration of the beauty of Indigenous cultures. Celebrating the tremendous positive significance Native people have made in this country, but also remembering horror of past and current mistreatment of Native communities who continue to fight for recognition, equality and peace.
World Religions Month
December is usually a month that is focused around Christmas. Knowing more about world religions and world cultures is a perfect way to expand your horizons, find commonalities with others and become a more understanding person. The United States is home to people from all over the world, and it’s vital to embrace all religions and beliefs as part of life today.
Black History Month
Black History Month was a way of teaching students and young people about Black and African-Americans' contributions. Such stories had been largely forgotten and were a neglected part of the national narrative. Now, it's seen as a celebration of those who've impacted not just the country but the world with their activism and achievements.
Sexual Assault & Arab American Heritage Month
It's Sexual Assault Awareness Month & Arab American Heritage Month. In light of this, we wanted to educate and provide resources, quotes, facts, music, and organizations supporting Arab Americans and sexual assault survivors! (Trigger Warning for Victims of Sexual Assault)
Our DEI Inspiration
We are humbled and honored to work with so many inspiring organization’s that are pioneering excellence in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and they inspire us daily.
Community Boost’s Representation Report
At Community Boost, we believe what gets measured gets managed and once again we believe in the importance of further diversifying our team and leadership. While we’ve made progress, we know we still have work to do and we're committed to holding ourselves accountable to build a team that represents and inspires those that we serve.
Want to Collaborate on DEI efforts with Community Boost?
While we are committed to tremendously scaling social impact by working with 1,000+ amazing causes, arguably some of the deepest impact we can make in the world starts by empowering our own team first and being the change we want to see in the world.
We can’t promise we’ll always get our DEI efforts right, but we can promise that our goal is to always put our people and partners first. We are looking forward to sharing our journey, progress, learnings and challenges and we would love to collaborate with you!