This week, we invited strategic advisor, facilitator, university professor, and Giving Cycle board chair, Daria Torres. Daria shares the Equity Maturity Model which helps nonprofit leaders institutionalize their commitment to the assurance of equity.
In this episode, we discuss:
Daria’s Website: www.wallstorresgroup.com
Equity Maturity Model: www.equitymaturity.com
Giving Cycle Nonprofit: www.givingcycle.org
*****Time Stamped Highlights*****
(4:30) Introducing the Equity Maturity Model
(6:00) 12 Dimensions and Meta-Category 1: Culture and subcategories, open mindset and leadership
(7:45) How to assess your progress in the 12 dimensions by defining your own criteria
(9:45) How and When you can use the Equity Maturity Model
(11:45) Meta-category 2: Explicit Commitment: shared language and evaluative commitment
(13:45) Who is responsible for the “safety check” when tackling underperformance in pursuing equity.
(16:20) Letting the equity model inspire you, not restrict you
(18:30) Meta-Category 3: Equitable procurement: fair consideration and informed selection
(19:15) Example of large-scale, globally- focused foundation that is thriving with the Equity Maturity Model
(22:10) Charlottesville: Example of Equity Maturity Model used in crisis.
(23:30) Meta-Category 4: Visible Accountability (with dimensions “dedicated oversight” and “transparent orientation”)
(24:00) Dolph and Daria discuss Philly Cheesesteak culture
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About Successful Nonprofits Podcast Host Dolph Goldenburg
Dolph is recognized as a high performance leader in the nonprofit sector who served as a nonprofit CEO for a dozen years and a fundraiser for an additional ten years. Author of the book Successful Nonprofits Build Supercharged Boards, Goldenburg also founded a boutique consulting firm based in Atlanta.
His multi-state consulting practice provides interim executive transition, strategic planning, and organizational development services. The Goldenburg Group's clients have annual operating budgets ranging from $25,000 to over $25 million deployed in the areas of housing, education, civil rights, arts and culture, workforce development, health services, and community-based services.
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