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Where our smart people say smart and funny things about IDEA, communications, organizational change, design & other things…
Momentum for Change campaign image of young Black woman for DC Fiscal Policy Institute. Text reads "2023 Fund Development Campaign".
October 4, 2023

Inclusive Fundraising Appeals: Using Your Power for Good!

By Minal Bopaiah

Money is powerful.  By powerful, I don’t mean necessarily corrupt or abusive. Too often, power and abuse get intertwined, but it’s important to separate them out because power…

A diagram depicting asynchronous and synchronous work with various icons.
July 11, 2023

The Complexity of Equity in Remote Work

By Minal Bopaiah

“We need to bring people back to the office!” “Remote work is more equitable!” Chances are a leader in your organization has proclaimed one of these statements recently.…

Two sets of swatches are featured, each with grassy green, cyan blue, and bright orange. One swatch set is darker and accessible over white, while the other is not.
May 16, 2023

The 4 Factors of a Visually Accessible Brand Identity

By Sophie Greenbaum

What do pizza and accessibility have in common?  They’re both social and cultural necessities.  And yet… Domino’s Pizza made both completely unattainable when it violated federal law by…

This pink, purple, and orange collage for February features a Black mother in an orange dress breastfeeding her infant.
December 12, 2022

13 Inclusive Images That Avoid Tokenism and Stereotyping

By Minal Bopaiah

It’s possible to create images that appropriately represent humanity’s diversity — it just takes time and thoughtfulness. As a design firm committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, one…

Want to Communicate Inclusively? Focus On Liberatory Sentences Not Politically Correct Words.
August 23, 2022

Want to Communicate Inclusively? Focus On Liberatory Sentences Not Politically Correct Words.

By Minal Bopaiah

A few weeks ago, there was a bit of a brouhaha among diversity practitioners on LinkedIn about whether to include justice in the acronym for the work we…

A loving Black man cuddles his baby for this February calendar collage. The words of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book Between the World and Me have been superimposed on their shirts. The background is magenta with an abstract rendering of tree rings in black.
November 30, 2021

Your 2022 Resolution: Embrace the Joy of Diversity

By Minal Bopaiah

There’s a lot of talk about the “work” of diversity, equity and inclusion. How it’s uncomfortable and hard. How it’s important. How “it’s the right thing to do.”…