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.
Forum President and CEO David Biemesderfer reflects back on Grant Oliphant's remarks at the 2018 Forum Annual Conference and the inspiration he found for himself, the Forum and the field.
A guest post from our member, Hilaria Swisher, Program & Engagement Coordinator at Philanthropy West Virginia about her experience as a first-time attendee and how the Forum's Annual Conference was such a unique experience.
A guest post from our member, Ellie Moore, Administrative and Communications Coordinator at Iowa Council of Foundations about how the conference was a "lollipop moment" for her around bringing racial equity to the forefront of thought and discussion in her life.
A guest post from our member, Christina Marconi, Engagement Manager, Philanthropy Delaware about her experience at this year's Annual Conference.
A guest post from Lissa Silotto, Communications & Marketing Manager, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance about the collaboration of our Knowledge Management Collaborative.
A guest post from Kalisha Bass of Arizona Grantmakers Forum on her leadership lessons from the 2018 Forum Annual Conference and she suggests two-thought-provoking leadershp exercises.
A guest post by Niamani Mutima, Executive Director of the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group of her reflections on the 2018 Forum Annual Conference and how we need to build a common ground to move our field forward.
A guest post by Grace Chiang Nicolette, Vice President, Programming and External Relations at the Center for Effective Philanthropy reflects back on the 2018 Forum Annual Conference and how we have both a professional and personal obligation in achieving racial equity and inclusion.