Tue, May 10|
Take the Equity Challenge: explore Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in your nonprofit
This workshop offers a chance to outline the main tenets of DEI as connected to a social and racial justice framework, and to explore multiple ways to apply an equity lens in your nonprofit.
Time & Location
May 10, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
About the Event
The words Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are everywhere right now. As businesses and
organizations struggle to express support for these principles, it is not always clear what these
words even mean. Many overstretched nonprofits with highly specific missions and focuses
face a special challenge if they want to meaningfully apply them.
This workshop offers a chance to outline the main tenets of DEI as connected to a social and
racial justice framework, and to explore multiple ways to apply an equity lens in your nonprofit.
We will discuss:
- The question of diversity for board, staff and volunteers
- DEI as a part of cultural change
- Components of building a grounded strategy for change
This session will be interactive and participants will also have time in small groups to discuss
challenges and report back for collective discussion.
About Liora Norwich
With over 15 years of experience, Liora has worked domestically and internationally as a non-
profit executive and consultant. Liora joined the Network for Social Justice (NFSJ) as Executive Director
in 2019, and in 2021 launched the NFSJ's consulting arm, supporting small to medium sized
organizations, faith ministries, and businesses to build an equity lens into their operations, policies and
programs. Previous to joining NFSJ, she worked with and consulted for a diverse subset of mission-driven
organizations in the Boston area, including JVS, the Social Innovation Forum, and Hostelling International
USA (HI Boston). Internationally, she also spent more than a decade supporting local partners and
international organizations to advance social justice and civic engagement through integrated community
development initiatives in Israel and Palestine.
Liora received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2014, and her
MBA in non-profit management from the Heller School at Brandeis University in 2018. In addition, Liora
has been a lecturer at Brandeis University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Concordia University in
Montreal, and currently is an adjunct professor at Regis College.