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.
Our vision is that the Community Boost team is a reflection of the world and people we serve and support.
- Our team should see themselves in our policies and practices.
- We drive processes to analyze and close out pay disparities and commit to transparency internally on how decisions are made.
Amplification & Advocacy
- At Community Boost we are committed to making a stand and amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities.
- We are committed to requiring leadership training and providing educational opportunities teamwide.
- We are committed to sourcing feedback from team members and creating actionable plans to continuously improve our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
- We will utilize an internal DEI committee to consult Community Boost leaders on how to process business decisions through a DEI lens.
- We commit to taking swift and meaningful action when harm is done.
Community Boost’s Representation Report (2022)
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.
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.
This quarter we are reflecting on how we can serve our communities through environmentalism. Earthday.org’s 2023 theme is “Invest In Our Planet”. We can invest in our planet through lifestyle changes like forgoing plastic takeout containers, meatless Mondays, or cleaning up trash in our communities. Together the committees have collected educational resources, social impact opportunities, and more!
Black History Month
Welcome to the new and improved Community Boost Committee Newsletter. This year, all three committees will be collaborating to create an educational, impactful, and fun quarterly newsletter. We will be breaking each quarter into themes based on DEI, Impact, and Culture initiatives. This quarter we are celebrating the history and culture of Black Americans inspired by Black History Month.
Native American Heritage Month
Happy November! Nationally, November is recognized as Native American Heritage Month. It is a time for celebrating the beauty of Indigenous cultures. This month, we encourage you all to join us in recognizing Native American Heritage Month by reading, listening, and learning about the history of Indigenous people, music, and businesses.
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.
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!