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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. 

News

Latest Releases From the Field- Early November 2018

Release Date: 
11/14/2018

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.

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Digging Below the Surface of Our Country’s Fight for Civil Rights

The group outside of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL, which served as the backbone of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and is where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began his career.
Release Date: 
10/05/2018

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.

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Latest Releases From the Field- July 2018

Release Date: 
07/31/2018

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.

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Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Webinar

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.

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Latest Releases From the Field- Early June 2018

Release Date: 
06/13/2018

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.

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