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Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Forum has a strategic focus on advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion in philanthropy by leveraging the power of our expanding nationwide network of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). 

We provide programming on racial equity, diversity and inclusion for people working at PSOs through our annual conference, webinars and in other ways. We are also focused on helping PSOs provide funders with effective resources, programming and strategies to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion in philanthropy, guided by a new Racial Equity Working Group.

The Forum was a partner in the D5 coalition, a five-year effort organized by a coalition of foundations and associations to galvanize philanthropy’s work on diversity, equity and inclusion. D5 sought to leverage the collective knowledge, experience, and action of more than 17 organizations, representing thousands of foundations. 

Event

2014 Forum Annual Conference

Monday, July 28, 2014 to Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Forum's Annual Conference is a key opportunity each year for regional association staff to come together for skill building sessions, networking, and thought provoking discussions with philanthropy leaders. We hope to see you in San Diego in July!
News

New Study Explores Career Pathways of People of Color in Philanthropy

Release Date: 
06/09/2014
Philanthropic Paths: An Exploratory Study of the Career Pathways of People of Color in Philanthropy, a new report that D5 commissioned from Forward Change, provides an examination of the career pathways of people of color in philanthropy.
News

A Maryland That Works for All: Philanthropy's Equity Imperative

Release Date: 
05/28/2014
Angela Glover Blackwell delivered the keynote address for the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmaker's Annual Meeting earlier this month with a message on the importance of equity.
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Two New Reports on Diversity and Democracy by Philanthropy Northwest

Release Date: 
05/12/2014
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?"
News

Board Diversity: How Change Begins

Release Date: 
02/22/2013
Vicki Rosenberg, formerly of the Council of Michigan Foundations and now of Vicki Rosenberg & Associates recently posted an account of CMF's diversity efforts and the evolution of the D5 Coalition on BoardSource's blog.
Resource

Engaging Diverse Communities

The guide shares and explains the experiences of several institutions that broadened their donor bases, services, and programs by reaching out to diverse communities. The publication focuses on the African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American communities
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Diversity, Inclusion and Effective Philanthropy

This guide from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors suggests that funders can make their grantmaking more responsive and efficient by combining the concepts of diversity and inclusion with basic due diligence.

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