My guest for this episode is Carol Hamilton. Carol is the Principal of Grace Social Sector Consulting, LLC, and host of the Mission: Impact podcast. She helps organizations and teams become more strategic and innovative for greater mission impact. She provides organization effectiveness consulting, meeting design and facilitation, and training to organizations and is adept at doing so both in person and online.

A strategic thinker, Carol works with teams and organizations to envision and frame their future strategic direction. Practical in her approach, she helps organizations think through who is key to creating their future, how to gather insights from these stakeholders, consider the big picture, imagine new possibilities, come to an agreement on their future goals, and create an action plan to get started. She takes a human-centered, strengths-based approach in her work with an equity lens.

Carol developed cultural humility while growing up overseas. She has since deepened her intercultural fluency through study and work abroad, including helping develop an assessment of cultural competence. She is also part of a consultant collective focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion that has a particular focus on racial equity, All In Consulting.

Carol has more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit and association sectors, working at human service, conservation, and education organizations with a range of missions. Carol speaks and frequently trains on nonprofit leadership, strategy, and innovation topics. She is a nonprofit Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant and trained with BoardSource. She graduated from Swarthmore College and has her Master’s in Organization Development from American University.

Here’s what to expect during the episode:

  • What does “DEI” stand for?
  • Why is DEI important in today’s society?
  • What are some of the main challenges nonprofit organizations face when starting to integrate DEI?
  • How can organizations effectively incorporate DEI considerations into their strategic planning process?
  •  What are the first steps an organization should take when integrating DEI principles?

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