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.
Forum President and CEO shares reflections on some key findings from the recently released report, Strengthening Philanthropy’s Capacity to Engage in Policy: Progress Report on United Philanthropy Forum’s PolicyWorks Initiative.
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.
Seeing all the back to school pictures earlier this month reminded me of when the users of our collaborative technology platform went “back to school” for our annual Drupal-Salesforce Users Group.
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.