Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer announces the release of a new video that highlights the role that racial equity plays in the work of our members.
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.
In this video, Forum members share some of their strategies and thinking behind their ongoing racial equity work, as well as some of their struggles and successes.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity.
At the Forum’s annual conference this past July, we asked several of our members, along with some of our colleagues and friends, how they define racial equity. We’re pleased to share with you a new Forum video where we’ve compiled some of their responses.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Center for Effective Philanthropy, Foundation Center, Funders Concerned About AIDS, GrantCraft, National Philanthropic Trust and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.
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.
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.