Nonprofit Profession

Guiding you in the operationalization of DEI

The purpose of a not-for-profit organization or government agency is to serve a mission or a cause that benefits the public or a specific community. Nonprofits are driven by a commitment to address social, cultural, environmental or educational needs and contribute to the betterment of society.

Oftentimes organizations solely focus on internal organizational change efforts, while ignoring the externally facing need to change the way we all go about providing programs and services in our communities.


Modernizing Strategies Goes Beyond Internal Practices

We distinguish ourselves from conventional consulting firms by not just offering modernized strategies but by guiding you in the operationalization of DEI with all of your externally facing activities.

This includes everything from:

  • Governance + Leadership
  • Constituent Engagement
  • Fundraising + Development
  • Marketing + Communications
  • Impact Measurement
  • Programs + Services
  • Collaborations + Partnerships

Programs + Services

Do You Understand the Perspectives of Those You Serve?

While every organization provides programs and services, these initiatives often remain unchanged. Nonprofits may find themselves repeating efforts without considering the ongoing shifts in demographics and community dynamics. What are the experiences of your constituents? Have you sought their opinions and input in the past?

Nonprofits actively engage with and serve communities, partnering with individuals, groups, and organizations to address common challenges and enhance overall quality of life. Across sectors such as education and culture, the goal is to share knowledge, promote artistic expression, and contribute to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of individuals and communities.












Inclusive Engagement + Philanthropy

Who Are You Engaging?

Inclusive Engagement and Philanthropy are integral components of our strategic consulting services at The Inclusion Firm. We recognize the importance of engaging diverse communities and fostering inclusive philanthropic efforts. Our experts guide organizations in the following areas: community engagement, philanthropic initiatives and capacity building.

Our Inclusive Philanthropy consultants partner with advancement leaders to design effective engagement of all potential constituents. Advancement teams have varying degrees of knowledge about the impact of unconscious bias on identity related engagement and fundraising efforts. By offering tailored consulting services, The Inclusion Firm equips organizations with the knowledge, strategies, and tools necessary to drive meaningful change, strengthen community relationships and create a more inclusive and equitable future.

We have coaching experience and our backgrounds range from all areas within Advancement: higher education, public sector/nonprofit, operations, alumni relations, development, fundraising, campaigns, stewardship, advancement, annual giving and gift planning. Furthermore, we are one of a handful of companies who center inclusion in all of our engagements.


We are subject matter experts in inclusive external engagement. Some of our services address and provide: 


Volunteer Engagement | Community Engagement | Philanthropic Engagement | Inclusive Alumni + Community Engagement | Inclusive Fundraising Strategies | Annual Giving | Gift Planning | Prospect Management |  Strategy + Analytics | Grateful Patients | Parents Programs | Organizational + Program Development | Customer Engagement | Board Development | 

Incorporating inclusivity into organizational environments extends beyond micro-credentialing; it involves the capacity to comprehend inclusive, innovative and modern strategies at the individual, team, and organizational levels.



Inclusive Marketing + Communications Strategies

What Does your Messaging Say About Your Organization? 

Inclusive marketing and communications strategies recognize the importance of diversity and aim to create an environment where everyone feels seen, heard and valued. This not only contributes to positive brand perception but also aligns with ethical and socially responsible organizational practices. Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • User Experience
  • Personas + Journey Mapping
  • Development Communications + Donor Relations
  • DEIA Style Guides
  • Digital Engagement + Marketing
  • Experience Marketing
  • Magazines + Publications
  • Authentic Storytelling
  • Branding
  • Campaign + Content Marketing
  • Data Science + Analytics
  • Operational + Enterprise Systems
  • Workflows + Processes
  • Website Audits
  • Inclusive Product Messaging
  • Representation in Imagery
  • Inclusive Language

Incorporating inclusivity into organizational environments extends beyond micro-credentialing; it involves the capacity to comprehend inclusive, innovative and modern strategies at the individual, team and organizational levels.

Campaign Enhancements

Are You Leaving Volunteerism and Donations on the Table?

Fundraising campaign enhancements refer to improvements, innovations, or additional elements introduced to optimize the effectiveness and success of a fundraising campaign. These enhancements are designed to attract more donors, increase engagement, and ultimately raise more funds for a particular cause or organization. In addition to the above, below are some common fundraising campaign enhancements that we provide:

  • DEIA + Data Science 
  • Case Statement
  • Board Leadership + Development
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Gift Opportunities
  • Nontraditional Community Involvement
  • Modernized Portfolio Metrics
  • Messaging Gaps
  • Leadership Training + Development
  • Donor Recognition
  • Personalized Team Training

All fundraising leaders need to meet their more diverse donor base in new ways—for success in meeting ever-increasing goals, and especially in achieving ambitious campaign objectives. Whether you are embarking on a campaign, in a campaign or planning, our inclusive philanthropy services can assist you in your efforts.












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