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Analyzing and Acting on Public Policy Using a Racial Equity Lens

As a follow up to the Public Policy Peer Community session at the 2019 Annual Conference, we will continue this challenging conversation and revisit tools and frames that may be helpful for policy staff and leadership in PSOs.

  • How have PSOs brought their members on a similar experience with understanding how racial inequities impact the populations and issues that their grantmaking focuses on?
  • How have PSOs encouraged their foundation members to take public policy stances on issues using a racial equity lens?
  • What practices have helped to move this learning process along?
  • What challenges have they faced?
  • When an organization has committed to a racial equity journey, how does public policy work support and move it further along in this journey?
  • When an organization is not yet on a racial equity journey, how can public policy work help move it toward that as an institutional priority?


  • Gretchen Greiner Lott, Vice President, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
  • Edward M. Jones, Vice President of Programs, ABFE
  • Maggie Gunther Osborn, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, United Philanthropy Forum
Date & Time: 
Monday, March 9, 2020 -
9:00am to 10:30am EDT
Salons D&E (Ballroom Level)