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DEI mini actions with Watercooler and Intros

How to set up DEI mini actions with Watercooler and Intros

Carrie Biggar avatar
Written by Carrie Biggar
Updated over a week ago

DEI mini actions are small exercises to start practicing ideas of inclusion and equity on a regular basis. DEI mini actions are set up to run in one channel, using both Intros and Watercooler simultaneously.

How does it work? Donut will post a DEI "mini-action" in the channel of your choice that encourages teammates to read, watch, or listen to content related to doing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Then, Donut will make Intros between teammates (we recommend groups of 3+) so that they can break out into small groups to discuss that week's topic.

Start by setting up your DEI Intro channel to the frequency of how often you would like your team to meet for DEI mini action discussions.

Once you've set up the Intro channel, you'll need to set up the same channel as a Watercooler channel and add the DEI Mini Action Watercooler pack. Here's how to set up the Watercooler function:

  1. Log into your Donut Dashboard with your Slack credentials

  2. Locate Watercooler on the landing page and click Preview > Use Template

  3. Select the same channel you used for your DEI intros,

  4. Then set your frequency, date, and time preferences on the Program Basics tab. You should set the Watercooler topic to send a few days before your intros are scheduled to happen, to ensure that your employees have time to read and digest the topic.

  5. Go to the Topics Queue tab and add the DEI Mini Action Watercooler pack
    (tip: you can toggle off topics you'd rather not include)

  6. Finally, under the Access tab you can adjust who has permission to edit the Watercooler channel for your team

  7. Hit Save when you've finished adjusting settings

Now your DEI Watercooler topics and DEI Intros will run simultaneously with each other!

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