Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
NFP seeks to cultivate an enterprise-wide DEIB strategy that is aligned with business objectives and creates systems and cultures of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, permeates every aspect of the business, and empowers all employees and stakeholders, both internally and externally, to succeed.
NFP is committed to DEIB because we know that a company is only as great as its employees. We continually seek out professionals with diverse characteristics and unique life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, capabilities and talent. Together we form a community that celebrates individual differences, shares perspectives and emphasizes belonging so people can be their authentic selves. Our community acknowledges contributions from everyone, no matter their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, generation, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
Our CEO and senior executives are committed to these initiatives, setting the tone for the entire organization. The NFP DEIB Advisory Board, composed of employees at all levels of the organization, spearheads initiatives that encourage a better, more inclusive work environment; promote opportunities for NFP to achieve workplace diversity, inclusivity and cultural competency; and align DEIB strategies with organizational goals and objectives to enhance the business of NFP. Likewise, our Business Resource Groups for Women, Black Professionals, LGBTQ+, Military & Veterans, Asian, Latine, Disabled and Families form a collaborative, supportive community where both members and their allies join with the community at large to advance the members’ development and NFP as a business.
We drive our vision internally and externally through four pillars: Employee, Client, Community and Supplier.
Employee: This group is focused on diversifying our workforce through internal processes and opportunities that will support attraction and retention and grow talent, innovation and a sense of belonging for all.
Community: This group is focused on diversifying our charitable activities and involvement with programs that reflect historically underrepresented populations and align with NFP's goals and values.
Client: This group will focus on enriching NFP's client relationships by illustrating our D&I practices, as well as develop offerings relevant to all organizations that have D&I priorities.
Supplier: This group is focused on tying into and strengthening inclusive vendor relationships. We'll examine internal processes and determine how to better diversify and enhance vendor partnerships.
As part of this work, we collaborate and partner with other like-valued organizations to effectuate change and positively impact our communities: supporting initiatives and organizations dedicated to building a more diverse, equitable, inclusive community and industry. In addition, NFP has created a Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) to develop, promote, improve, and increase diverse supplier partnerships and spend within the corporate supply chain. The SDP serves to prioritize our DEIB philosophy in the broader market by proactively establishing and strengthening relationships with diverse suppliers. By maximizing procurement opportunities, NFP can actively commit to achieving equal business opportunities and leverage business expansion in underrepresented communities and markets.
The more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we can serve our clients, the more effectively we can innovate and grow our business, the more we can positively impact our communities around the world, and the more successfully we can establish a legacy to be proud of. NFP is committed to respecting every person, and this expectation extends externally to our clients, communities and suppliers.