ABOUT THE BE MSP COMMUNITY PULSE
The BE MSP Community Pulse is a two-part study conducted by GREATER MSP and The Coven to illuminate the gaps, successes, and hopes of local organizations and BIPOC employees regarding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within their workplaces. Each study examined what’s being done, what’s working, and what opportunities remain within DEI efforts. MSP-based employers reacted to key themes & elevated actionable ideas through the work of their organizations. We’re excited to share this resource for all organizations looking for insights on improving accountability in their racial equity and DEI commitments.
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COMMUNITY PULSE RESEARCH FINDINGS
ORGANIZATIONS ARE JUST GETTING STARTED
ANTI-RACIST EFFORTS & REPORTING MUST BE CLEAR & ACCESSIBLE
ACTION & ACCOUNTABILITY MATTER MOST
BIPOC STAFF WANT EXTRA SUPPORT
LISTEN TO BIPOC PRESPECTIVES ABOUT ANTI-RACISM FUNDS
EXPLORING POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS & ACTIONABLE IDEAS
Across the three dimensions of racial equity work, several ideas to spark and sustain meaningful change surfaced:
Transparency drives progress. Publishing progress reports and acknowledging where efforts have fallen short is a critical step towards building trust across your organization over time.
Diversify staff and leadership at all levels. Commit to building diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and skills at all levels of your organization, especially in leadership positions.
Examine legacy practices and approaches to find dated norms working in opposition to equity.
Invest in building meaningful, symbiotic relationships with the people and communities you want to collaborate with and serve.
Ensure efforts are sustainable. That means not trying to tackle everything at once, and instead focusing energy around both long-term and short-term goals.
Invite BIPOC staff into the conversation, but don’t place the burden on them to do all the work.
Learn more about these ideas and gain insights from case studies developed by four MSP-based organizations, highlighting the ups and downs of their journeys as they work to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice within their walls and the community at large.