Nonprofit Austin and Center for Nonprofit Studies Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Initiatives

Public Statement outlining our social equity focus on Website Home Page
(full statement at to guide and measure our initiatives.

Certificate in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

A pragmatic learning experience focused on the strategies and tools necessary to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment within nonprofit organizations where race, ethnicity, gender, and other human differences are viewed as professional and organizational strengths.

Integrating Social Equity (DEIJ) focus in Certificates

  • Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership & Management led by Dr. Khayree Williams, Director Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation Campus Center,  Austin Community College
  • Certificate in Effective Fundraising led by Pam Benson Owens, Executive Director, Six Square

Calendar of Observance

CommunitySpace co-working space policies and assistance to grassroots POC entities:

Nonprofit Austin @ ACC’s CommunitySpace is committed to working within a framework that integrates social justice principles while supporting and respecting accountability to advance social equity within the nonprofit community.  Recognizing historic disparities that limit adherence to generally accepted organizational standards, we strive to address and eliminate such roadblocks in our programs and services.  Nonprofit Austin will assist those members who are not Texas nonprofit corporations to obtain their Texas nonprofit corporation status, obtain their Employers Identification Number, and drafting their bylaws. We will also assist any CommunitySpace members in applying for IRS 501(c)(3) determinations for a fee.” (

Civil Society focus on exploring Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander Experience in Austin

– 20  @ 30 minute interviews with leaders from these communities addressing cultural, social, economic, and security issues and