In June 2020, the Association of Chief Executives and Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) and Voice4Change England released a report titled Home Truths: Undoing racism and delivering real diversity in the charity sector, calling for the charity sector to prioritise racial and ethnic diversity and equity inclusion strategies. For both organisations post-Covid-19, it was evident that there was a need to hold mainstream charities to account for where their faults lie. The report saw 500+ members of the charity interviewed with focused sessions on senior executives and activists, revealing a significant issue with race equality within the sector.
Kunle Olulode MBE is the director for Voice4Change England, an umbrella body for the black and minoritised voluntary sector. Membership-driven, Voice4Change England contributes to a constructive discourse around race and racism, aiming to build a strong and inclusive civil society and to lift the life outcomes for black and minoritized groups subject to racism and any other structural disadvantages.
In this video, Olulode reveals the strategies and findings of the Home Truths report, outlining the subsequent recommendations for founders and CEOs within the charity sector before referring to the construction of a practical guide for delivering the framework outlined within these recommendations.