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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy – What Now?

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This op-ed was originally published on April 11, 2016 on the Chronicle of Philanthropy.  By: Robert Ross, Luz Vega-Marquis and Stephen Heintz From Black Lives Matter and #OscarsSoWhite to Syrian refugees and giant border walls, our political and civic discourse of late has focused on who’s included and who’s excluded from key segments of society. Questions […]


D5’s Final State of the Work Released!

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We are excited to announce that D5’s final State of the Work, an annual report on the progress the field has made in advancing DEI, is out. The report features stories about leaders in foundations and other philanthropic organizations taking meaningful action to advance DEI. The report, which is available here, was released at the […]


D5 at COF : Talent Pipeline, Deep Dive on Data

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Join D5 for two exciting sessions at the Council on Foundations Annual Meeting, April 10-12, 2016  in Washington, D.C. Afternoon Plenary – The Importance of Investing in the Talent Pipeline Sunday, April 10 5:15-6:15 p.m. We will highlight important achievements in the talent pipeline and discuss strategies for reaching our aspiration of real inclusiveness to advance the common good. […]


Diversity at TCE: Important Enough to Measure

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Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment (TCE) and D5 Co-Chair, describes how data collection enables his foundation to live its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, in a recent GlassPockets blog post. TCE’s Diversity Audits stand as a model to the field for tracking progress on a range of DEI indicators.


Kresge Foundation CEO Speaks Out on Green Ceiling and Diversity Data

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Don’t miss the op-ed by Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson in which he calls his fellow environmental funders to task for perpetuating a “green ceiling” within the environmental movement—where people of color and other groups are under-represented among staff and boards of environmental organizations, and grassroots organizations are less likely to receive philanthropic dollars. […]