Advancing Racial Equity Training

Reaching San Antonio’s shared Community Vision requires designing policies, programs, and budgets that advance racial equity. SA2020 offers training for nonprofit executives and board members throughout the year, as well as tailored trainings for organizations across sectors.

Is my organization ready for advancing racial equity training?

Training for Nonprofits

In this two-part, interactive, virtual training for nonprofits, SA2020 shares resources and tools for people to get started or deepen their existing anti-racism work. SA2020 welcomes nonprofit board members and senior leadership. We additionally welcome other nonprofit staff to join and require the participation of a Board Member and/or senior leadership from the same organization. We encourage at least two people to join from an organization.

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Advance racial equity through intentional communication
  2. Identify and reduce institutional implicit bias
  3. Assess the impact of your organization’s work on advancing racial equity
  4. Utilize a racial equity framework for embedding equity throughout your organization’s work

This 4.5 hour interactive training is held on Zoom over two sessions. Participation in both sessions is required for registration. We encourage participants from the same organization to dedicate time to share reflections after each session. Participants will receive a printable training guidebook 24 hours before the first session.

Upcoming Training

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What are people saying?

118 people trained

March 2020-2021

52 nonprofit organizations
represented

Number one area
identified for growth:

Intentional communication to advance racial equity

100% of the participants that completed an evaluation…

Tailored Trainings

We also offer the training for organizations and teams as a fee for service, which gives us a chance to tailor it to your mission and needs, and workshop specific policies or programs. Since 2017, SA2020 has led tailored racial equity training for the City of San Antonio, Communities in Schools San Antonio, the SAISD Foundation, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, and USAA. Interested in learning more? Reach out to Team SA2020!

Frequently Asked Questions

Achieving San Antonio’s Community Vision requires ending institutional racism. While drawing from national best practices and research, SA2020 is uniquely positioned to facilitate training that is rooted in San Antonio’s history and offers examples of local, multi-sector efforts to advance racial equity.

In recognizing that racial disparities are deep and pervasive, SA2020 utilizes a “leading with race” approach. This approach asks that we be explicit about race, but not exclusive to race. This targeted approach offers the focus and specificity necessary for achieving organizational outcomes, while creating processes to address inequities in all forms.

No. SA2020’s training is focused on the change required across institutions to end the inequities baked into policies, budgets, and programs. The training does not address diversity or inclusion, nor does it center on changing individual behaviors or the interpersonal.

SA2020 believes that everyone is capable of affecting change and also understands that organizations are hierarchical. We have found that longstanding change is more likely to occur when people across the hierarchy of an organization deepen their knowledge, learning, and commitment to racial equity at the same time.

SA2020’s approach to advancing equity draws from a wide range of research and practice. We are inspired and informed, in part, by the Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP)’s Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity, Data for Black Lives, the FrameWorks Institute’s Communications Toolkit, the Human Services Value Curve, The Othering and Belonging Institute’s work on targeted universalism, and Race Forward’s Racial Equity Impact Assessment and Ready for Equity in Workforce Development. Because SA2020 also monitors more than 60 community indicators and works in partnership with more than 170 multi-sector organizations, SA2020 also utilizes local data and efforts to localize the training and offer real-time examples.

For general training is $50 for participants who are covering the cost out of their own pocket. For participants whose organizations are covering the cost, it ranges from $50-$90 based on the size of the organization’s budget. SA2020 Partners receive a $10 discount (there are other perks! Learn more about becoming an SA2020 Partner).

For tailored training, the cost varies based on your organization’s budget and the number of people who will participate. SA2020 Partners receive discounts on this. Email info@SA2020.org for a proposal for your organization.

No. Research shows that learning outcomes are better when training content is as specific as possible to an organization and the participants. We, therefore, facilitate each training by inviting participants from the same organization or sector to bring their knowledge and experience into the learning space and learn from one another.

We track participation in all of our programming to ensure our work reflects San Antonio’s population. SA2020 additionally respects lived experience as expertise. Collecting demographics helps us facilitate training sessions so that the breadth of participant knowledge and expertise is recognized. This information is not used to identify single people and no single person’s information is ever shared.

Currently, all training sessions are virtual, hosted on Zoom. Participation requires access to a reliable Internet connection and works best with a computer or a tablet device. We also offer a guidebook that can be printed or viewed online.

Let us know what you need! We provide continued support to organizations through fees for service. The Team is collectively skilled in facilitation, asset-based communications, program measurement and evaluation, community engagement, data analysis and visualization, strategic planning, and operationalizing racial equity.

Still have a question? Get in touch!