Whiteboard is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization.

It is long past time for a change. We in the United States find ourselves in a peculiar moment in our nation’s story—a moment when, yet again, it is made clear that the dehumanizing evil of racism has been woven intricately into the fabric of our country. Its presence is evident and irrefutable throughout our civic, economic, social, and political structures.

As an organization committed to restoration through sacrifice, we have a moral, ethical, and operational imperative to work against this evil.  Read more about our perspective on this here→.

We’ve committed to do this work in the open—read our plan, or keep up with our progress here ↓.

Many thanks to our friends at Founders of Color for their insight, wisdom, and authorship of this plan.

People

Achieving increased racial diversity is foundational to Whiteboard becoming an anti-racist organization. We must grow to reflect the racial diversity that exists in the communities we call home. Why? ↗
Goal
1

Achieve racial parity by 2023.

10%
Goal
2

Offer and require staff participation in at least one anti-racist education or training opportunity per year.

50%

Projects

We must open up new lanes of possibility when it comes to our ability and commitment to leveraging the internet for good by establishing creative and redemptive strategies for diversifying our client-base. Why? ↗
Goal
1

Provide pro bono support to one Black or Latinx-led organization per year.

100%
Goal
2

Provide subsidized support to two Black or Latinx-led organizations per year.

0%

Partners

Our ability to advance our mission is not only dependent upon those within Whiteboard, but also other individuals and organizations with which we strategically align. This includes collaborative vendors as well as mentors we enlist to advise us. Why? ↗
Goal
1

Develop a protégé program.

0%
Goal
2

Secure a person of color to serve as a formal advisor or mentor.

100%

Place

We are committed to doing what is necessary to forge a strong and healthy culture that prioritizes inclusion and belonging, regardless of whether our workplace is physical or virtual. Why? ↗
Goal
1

Hold regular Whiteboard-wide team hangouts.

60%
Goal
2

Hold quarterly lunch and learns.

80%

Platform

We are committed to using our channels to convene, pilot, prompt and ignite conversations and actions directed towards creating not only an anti-racist Whiteboard, but an anti-racist industry and world .Why? ↗
Goal
1

Develop an industry-directed initiative focused on advancing anti-racism within the digital design industry.

0%
Goal
2

Include an anti-racism pledge in all Whiteboard branding and collateral by the end of 2020.

50%
Goal
3

Launch virtual coffee listening tour with community leaders to assess needs and opportunities.

20%
Goal
4

Launch one community impact project.

0%