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Breaking the Green Ceiling – West Coast Gathering

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The message is getting out and it is being heard: transparency and accountability – with data – are vital to the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

On March 4, D5 took part in the West Coast briefing for top environmental groups and for media on the recent report by Green 2.0, The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations, and the new GuideStar Exchange system for collecting diversity data.


Hank Williams (Platform), Peggy Saika (AAPIP), Tomas Torres (US Environmental Protection Agency)

More than 200 people filled a room at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco to hear from environmental leaders and advocates, who laid out the steps needed to diversify the leadership of the environmental movement and who called on the field’s leaders to publicly acknowledge their commitment to diversity with action.

One concrete step that many organizations are taking: pledge to submit their diversity data to the GuideStar Exchange.


Robert Raben (The Raben Group) and Tom Steyer (Philanthropist and Advanced Energy Advocate)

The big announcement of the day was the Hewlett Foundation’s pledge to share its diversity data through the GuideStar Exchange. The Hewlett Foundation joins several funders who have also signed on: The California Endowment, The Bullitt Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Read more about the event and the media coverage here:

New America Media—to-diversify.php

Green 2.0 Press Release

Robert Raben and Dr. Robert Ross op-ed, Chronicle of Philanthropy

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