We need Radical Accountability in the social impact sector

In this episode, Mojdeh Cox, Executive Director of London, Ontario’s Pillar Nonprofit Network, shares a new lens she is bringing to the organization:  radical accountability.

She believes the organization (and everyone) needs to first look at ourselves, and hold ourselves accountable for our roles in today’s hot issues including systemic discrimination, reconciliation, and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).  She shares that we also need to take a hard look at the nonprofit or social impact sector itself, to see the role it plays in continuing to support systemic issues, such as through an ingrained belief in low overhead costs being worthy of celebration, even at the expense of our human resources not having retirement plans, benefits, competitive pay, and overall decent work. 

As Mojdeh points out, some of this may not be what funders and nonprofits want to hear, but that’s all part of radical accountability – calling out truths.  

Resources 

Mojdeh Cox bio: https://pillarnonprofit.ca/about-our-team/mojdeh-cox  

Mojdeh Cox on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mojdehcox/  

Mojdeh shares her why: https://pillarnonprofit.ca/news/leadership-margins-executive-director-mojdeh-cox-shares-her-why   

Open Letter to the Sector:  A Call for Radical Accountability in Social Impact:  https://futureofgood.co/radical-accountability-in-social-impact/