Building resilient organizations

This exceptionally rigorous and insightful article from Maurice Mitchell outlines the challenges faced by social justice institutions, alongside a set of clear, actionable, and thoughtful approaches to addressing them. Somewhat unsurprisingly, nearly everything in here is just as applicable to those of us working to build equitable and resilient mission-driven workplaces, whether nonprofit or otherwise. The trends Mitchell outlines—from maximalism to cherry picking to glass houses and unanchored care—would be familiar to most workers and managers I know. In addition to absorbing all of the strategic advice he offers here, I’m struck by how much of his framing involves not avoiding conflict but navigating it with grace, transparency, and patience.