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Two New Reports on Diversity and Democracy by Philanthropy Northwest

Monday, May 12, 2014
Philanthropy Northwest has just released two big new publications: "Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" and "Philanthropy and the Renewal of Democracy: Is It Time to Step Up Our Game?"
Produced by Philanthropy Northwest in partnership with the D5 Coalition and the Seattle University Nonprofit Leadership Program, this report is the product of a year-long process of research and dialogue with northwest foundation leaders about issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy. It includes findings from interviews with 23 regional foundation leaders and an in-depth exploration of a unique peer cohort, consisting of 10 leaders who met on an ongoing basis to discuss and support each other in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations. A recording of a D5 webinar on this report is available. 

Read more about Vision and Voice on Philanthropy Northwest's blog.

In this new monograph, Philanthropy Northwest board member Daniel Kemmis of the Kettering Foundation explores the sometimes-fraught relationship between philanthropy and democracy. Beginning with a wide-ranging stroll through the shared history of philanthropy and democracy, Kemmis examines the current post-Citizens United landscape and asks whether philanthropy can and should do more to strengthen the infrastructure and practices of democracy.