Updated nonprofit coalition statement on advancing racial equity and justice.
Achieving race equity — the condition where one’s racial identity has no influence on how one fares in society — is a fundamental element of social change across every issue area in the social sector. Yet the structural racism that endures in U.S. society, deeply rooted in our nation’s history and perpetuated through racist policies, practices, attitudes, and cultural messages, prevents us from attaining it. The impact of structural racism is evident not only in societal outcomes, but in the very institutions that seek to positively impact them
Building on the August 9 webinar on how PSOs engaging in internal racial equity work, we are excited to continue our discussion and sharing of approaches to deep equity and internal organizational change. We’ll again be joined by Forum member panelists, Kathryn O'Neal-Dunham, Philanthropy New York, Karla Mercado, Southern California Grantmakers, and Sherylyn Sealy, Grantmakers in the Arts, in dialogue with equity transformation consultant, Sheryl Petty, Movement Tapestries.
Building on the July Forum webinars on racial equity assessment, this webinar supports equity practitioners in PSOs to reflect on their journeys toward developing and implementing internal racial equity capacity building. We discovered that many PSOs have been working in earnest on external offerings with their members. This webinar is designed to balance that focus and ensure that our members have support for their internal journeys as well.
Join us to understand what the data does (and does not) provide, and receive advice on how you might use your survey profile results to make your organization and its external work more equitable.
These guides are designed to help foundations consider how more diverse and inclusive practices might advance their mission by making their work more effective and more reflective of communities served. By highlighting 10 ways foundations can approach diversity, this guide seeks to spark ideas and launch further dialogue.