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Recent Posts by MissionBox:

How the Americans with Disabilities Act Affects Small Nonprofits

Ensure your nonprofit's ADA compliance for people with disabilities

Is your nonprofit complying with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)? If you're not sure, your nonprofit could be missing out on hiring and serving a diverse group of people—and face hefty fines. Find out what the law requires and how to make sure your services are accessible to people who have disabilities.


How to Talk about Cultural Competence

Three keys to a more powerful conversation

Every organization is a language community. Its members encourage certain ways of speaking and discourage others. What we forget is that language regulates the possibilities we can imagine, which in turn constrains our behavior.

As a nonprofit leader, you're also a language leader. Your ways of speaking and writing can unleash organizational capacity—or restrict it. This is especially true with cultural competence.

Cultural competence—the ability to work effectively across a variety of cultures—begins as a conversation among people who see the world differently. As you lead your organization into this conversation, consider the following guidelines.