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Funder Briefing

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What, Why, and How: A Guide to Advocacy

Publication date: 
03/2022

An overview of how foundations and their grantees can participate in advocacy developed by members of the Forum District to D.C. Advocacy Network.

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The Road to Achieving Equity: Findings and Lessons from a Field Scan of Foundations That Are Embracing Equity as a Primary Focus

Publication date: 
09/2016

The findings in this document were gathered at the request of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as part of its quest to better understand what other foundations are doing to incorporate equity — both in their internal operations and in their grantmaking. This document shares learnings from conversations with several foundations, observations drawn, and suggestions for foundations that want to move forward in their own efforts to embrace equity.

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Philanthropy and the Renewal of Democracy

Publication date: 
08/2016

Daniel Kemmis explores the sometimes-fraught relationship between philanthropy and democracy in this updated report. 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.

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Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide- Embracing Equity: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion Within Your Organization

Publication date: 
01/2015

The seven steps in this guide provide a clear framework for how a race equity lens can be adopted by foundations or other organizations that work directly with systems, technical assistance providers and communities.

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