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An Event or an Era?: Resources for Social Sector Decision-Making in the Context of COVID-19

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This report, launched in cooperation with New Profit, the Center for Effective Philanthropy, the Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, the National Center for Family Philanthropy, and United Philanthropy Forum, explores four provocative scenarios of what the future could look like depending on the severity of the crisis and whether we come together as a nation—or come apart.

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Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Despite a field replete with research, analysis, recommended policies and practices — not to mention an abundance of educational programs and frameworks for grantmaking to diverse communities — philanthropic leaders have been slow to advance these values in their foundations. Philanthropy Northwest (PNW) wondered: what is getting in the way? Why are good intentions, buttressed with theory and practical advice, not achieving better results on measures of diversity, equity and inclusion?

With the support of the D5 Coalition, PNW began a year-long study to explore these questions. The ...


Digging Deeper in Times of Crisis

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Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer highlights the importance of funders to dig deeper to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the work that nonprofits, foundations and philanthropy-serving organizations have already taken in response to the crisis.

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How to Bake-In Talent-Investing to Strengthen the Nonprofit Workforce

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

During this webinar, Fund the People will help PSO funder members better understand how to bake-in talent-investing - the intentional deployment of resources to support and develop nonprofit professionals and leaders - into their strategy and grantmaking. This program is open to all Forum members and their members.