Advance equity in your work and your workplace.

 

“He who seeks equity must do equity.”

– Joseph Story

Why Equity Maturity?

Leaders across the philanthropic landscape are increasingly striving to embrace an equity mindset. The interdependent relationships between strategy, operations and culture are complex and there is no playbook that spells out how to infuse fairness into every critical organizational decision and deed.  In comes the Equity Maturity Model (EqMM), a strikingly simple tool to institutionalize a fuller commitment to equity.

As leaders, teams, and organizations wrestle with the EqMM, its implications and the actionable insights it yields, they experience a transformative shift in understanding. They become more equipped to diagnose their current baseline performance, gain clarity on gaps, and identify ongoing opportunities for learning and growth. They realize that an equity orientation can be systematically built and engineered to last.

The 12 Dimensions.

The Equity Maturity Model encompasses all facets of performance and behavior necessary for equity assurance.
An exhaustive review of the philanthropic sector demonstrates that no one organization has evolved to the point of mastery across
all 12 dimensions; each is a work in progress.

Note: Both foundations (grantmaking organizations) and nonprofits (grantseeking organizations) can use the EqMM.
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Unified Strategy

Aligned Investments

Aligned Investments

Funding priorities combat root causes and direct consequences of systemic inequity

Reinforcing Programs

Reinforcing Programs

Opportunities for staff learning and connection on equity issues occur regularly

Inclusive Culture

Open Mindset

Open Mindset

Increasing diversity is an explicit goal and differences are celebrated

Courageous Leadership

Courageous Leadership

Principles of equity are demonstrated top-down and influence performance appraisals

Explicit Commitment

Shared Language

Shared Language

Equity terminology and message are clearly defined and broadly discussed

Evaluative Discipline

Evaluative Discipline

A standard equity data collection process exists, along with routine inspection for insights

Visible Accountability

Transparent Orientation

Transparent Orientation

Beliefs and priorities regarding the resolution of inequity are publicly shared

Dedicated Oversight

Dedicated Oversight

A governing body monitors performance and provides routine status/progress updates

Deliberate Partnership

Active Advocate

Active Advocate

Convening power is used to engage others on equity issues and invite input

Engaged Collaborator

Engaged Collaborator

Cooperative efforts occur with funders and other partners whose equity objectives are aligned

Contact Us!

If you have questions or would like to learn more about
the Equity Maturity Model, please reach out to us by
emailing info@equitymaturity.com or calling 856-234-4602.