EdFuel’s Anti-Racism Organizational Work & Pledge Update

May 2021 | Written By: Cortney Ameckson How We’re Doing this Work – and What We’re Learning Along the Way  In 2020, EdFuel formally adopted the organizational goal and priority to be explicitly anti-racist. EdFuel has always strived to model inclusive behavior and equitable practices; however, we realized the need to formalize, codify, and review our existing internal and external … Read More

EdFuel’s Anti-Racism Organizational Work & Pledge

February 19, 2019 Last summer, after the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent national reckoning with racism in all its forms, EdFuel sent out a message to our community about our beliefs and commitments as an organization. Our main goal of that message was to make our organizational values clear and to specifically acknowledge and affirm that Black Lives … Read More

A Guide to 3 Virtual Hiring Event Types

Many of you have expressed questions about moving your recruitment and hiring events to a virtual setting. Our Managing Partner, Kelly Gleischman, partnered with Nimble to put together some quick tips for three different types of virtual recruitment and hiring events that you may want to consider as you continue your work to attract a high-quality, diverse staff. Check out her blog … Read More

EdFuel’s Guidance on Virtual Sourcing and Hiring

EDFUEL’S GUIDANCE ON VIRTUAL SOURCING AND HIRING Written by: Kerri-Ann Neseth and Mary Mason Boaz Even before COVID-19, teacher recruitment and hiring were a daunting challenge for schools and organizations seeking to hire diverse, high-quality talent and for candidates looking to find the right position. In the current climate, schools and organizations are now needing to make all recruitment and … Read More

Cortney’s DEI Spotlight:  Designing Inclusive Talent Systems with “Bringing Your Whole Self to Work” in Mind

Cortney Graham | December 18, 2019 Do you remember that time you laughed and joked about the latest meme floating around Instagram with your favorite coworker, letting your hair down and turning your “professional persona” off for a bit? After “getting your life” at lunch, you later transformed back into your “professional” persona for your big pitch to the leadership … Read More

Ben’s DEI Spotlight:  Lessons From Ithaca City School District’s Equity Strategic Plan

Ben Crosby | November 20, 2019 This month we are exploring opportunities for system leaders at the beginning stages of creating an “equity strategic plan” for their organization, drawing lessons from Ithaca City School District’s equity strategic plan. First published in 2005, Ithaca’s plan is built around an ambitious yet unambiguous goal – to eliminate race and socioeconomic background as a … Read More

Kristina’s DEI Spotlight: Lessons from Google’s Diversity Report 

Kristina Campa-Gruca | November 7, 2019 The Google Challenge: A global company’s workforce fails to reflect global diversity   As the world’s most used search engine, Google has a truly global and diverse client base. While the company serves a global population, their 114,000 employee workforce was not representative of that diversity. In 2014, after conducting an internal analysis of the … Read More

Kelly’s DEI Spotlight: Lessons from an Inclusive Innovation Playbook developed by AT&T and SmartCities for All

Kelly Gleischman October 9, 2019 Last month, Mary Mason’s DEI Spotlight focused on the work at Salesforce to create an overall vision and focus for DEI. This month we’re going to explore the importance of intentionality and specificity, drawing on lessons from an Inclusive Innovation Playbook developed by AT&T and SmartCities for All, a global initiative that is working to … Read More

Mary Mason’s DEI Spotlight: DEI Practices at Salesforce

MARY MASON’S DEI SPOTLIGHT: DEI PRACTICES AT SALESFORCE Mary Mason Boaz | September 5, 2019 This month we’re going to explore the importance of a clarified purpose and focus when seeking to move the needle around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We’ll be drawing on a best practice from Salesforce, a leading CRM platform, that employs 25,000+ people across … Read More

Raven’s Cross-Sector DEI Spotlight: Urban Planning

Raven Freeman July 31, 2019 This month we’re going to explore the interplay between innovation and equity, drawing on a best practice from the field of urban planning. An article from the Urban Institute notes, “We can’t assume that technological innovations will benefit everyone equally. Intentional design for equity should involve inclusive processes and rethinking business practices to target efforts … Read More