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Early Learnings on Building Foundation Openness

Foundation Openness
Release Date: 
12/21/2018

Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer shares four learnings from a two-year effort to engage foundations in building openness and transparency, made possible with support from the Fund for Shared Insight.

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Digging Below the Surface of Our Country’s Fight for Civil Rights

The group outside of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL, which served as the backbone of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and is where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began his career.
Release Date: 
10/05/2018

Forum President and CEO participated in a Civil Rights Learning Journey presented by the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers and Leadership Greater Washington. He shares his reflections from four days traveling through the Deep South with a group of 25 philanthropy, nonprofit and business leaders from the Washington, DC region, starting in Memphis and driving through the heart of Mississippi and Alabama.

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My Experience at United Philanthropy Forum

Brandon Iracks-Edelin, United Philanthropy Forum
Release Date: 
09/18/2018

Brandon Iracks-Edelin shares his experience as a Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow at United Philanthropy Forum that has been profound and full of lessons from dynamic leaders from across the world.

 

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Philanthropy Associations and Networks Show Some Progress on Staff Diversity

Release Date: 
09/12/2018

In order for United Philanthropy Forum members, or any organization, to be authentic leaders in addressing issues of racial equity, their staffs and boards should be diverse in terms of race and ethnicity. Diversity alone is not enough, but it’s an important aspect of engaging in this work. That’s why the Forum is committed to regularly tracking and lifting up data on the staff and board diversity of our organization and our members.

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