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.
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.
The Forum is honored to be a part of the grantee cohort of the Racial Equity in Philanthropy (REP) Fund to support our ongoing work over the next three years to be a leading connector, convener and collaborative partner for all PSOs to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion in philanthropy.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Media Impact Funders, PEAK Grantmaking and IUPUI Women's Philanthropy Institute at Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
As we release our scan of PSOs' current work and future needs to advance racial equity in philathropy, Forum President and CEO David Biemesderfer describes the Forum's racial equity work and highlights some of the key findings from the scan.
Join the Forum and #ForumCon18 sponsor Equity in the Center for a review of the Race Equity Cycle framework and to gain critical insights from Equity in the Center’s recent publication, Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from Building Movement Project, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Fidelity Charitable, Florida Philanthropic Network, Giving USA, Grantmakers in the Arts and National Center for Family Philanthropy.
This is a guest post by Kimberly Casey, Director of Member Networks at our member Forefront that originally appeared on our member National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy's blog about the role of regional philanthropy-serving organizations to support philanthropy tin incorporating equitable practices.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from The Giving Practice, FSG, GrantCraft, Minnesota Council on Foundations, Open Road Alliance, and Council on Foundations, Independent Sector and Nonprofit VOTE.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from BoardSource, Council on Foundations, Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Media Impact Funders, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and PEAK Grantmaking.
Fund the People will introduce the concepts and practices of “talent-investing” - the intentional deployment of resources to support and develop nonprofit professionals and leaders. This program is restricted to Forum members.