Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are Priorities at Prosper Strategies.
At Prosper Strategies, we believe a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion makes us a more impactful company that contributes more consciously to the world we all share. We are dedicated to building a diverse team, fostering an inclusive culture and investing in equity across our organization. We are also committed to incorporating our diversity, equity and inclusion principles into our work with our clients in the nonprofit sector. This page is intended to define and explore our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion for our staff and the clients we serve.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are not boxes to be checked, but rather lifelong commitments that we believe we must each strive to deepen daily. As such, we are committed to making continual improvement in our diversity, equity and inclusion practices and initiatives and welcome outside feedback on our efforts and progress. We have defined concrete diversity, equity and inclusion principles, and each year, we set new areas of focus to help us deepen those commitments. You can learn more about both our principles and our current focus initiatives below. To provide feedback or start a discussion on this important topic, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We value, respect and elevate diversity in its many forms:
We foster an inclusive environment.
We engage the communities our work aims to help and stand in solidarity with them.
We aim for equity in all that we do.
We strive for continuous improvement and share our progress.
Featured Ongoing Initiatives
B Corp Certification
Recruitment and Advancement Process
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council
Foster Inclusion Workshops and DEI Teamwork Feed
Featured 2019 Initiatives
Each year, we take the Inclusive Economies Challenge as an elective aspect of our B Corp Certification. The Inclusive Economies Challenge asks us to set at least three goals specifically related to diversity, equity and inclusion-focused aspects of the B Corp Impact Assessment where we feel we can improve. At the end of each challenge, we are required to report on our progress to B Lab (the certifying body behind B Corp) and hold ourselves accountable to measuring our progress using the Impact Assessment. For 2019, our areas of focus and related goals include:
Area of Focus: Paid Caregiver Leave for Salaried Workers
Goal: Extend number of weeks available to Prosper Strategies employees for paid caregiver leave and formalize this commitment in our employee handbook.
Area of Focus: Supplier Screen and Supplier Ownership Diversity
Goal: Develop a mechanism to collect information on ownership diversity and screen for positive practices beyond what is required by regulations among our significant suppliers. Then, increase our supplier ownership diversity (defined by B Lab as percentage of significant suppliers that are majority owned by women or underrepresented populations) by at least 5 percent.
Area of Focus: Mission Lock
Goal: Amend our operating agreement to include stakeholder consideration and legally protect our mission and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
We intend to add a progress report on these goals to this page at the end of the year, and will provide updates on our blog and social feeds as well.