Tags: action : JustPartners : policies and practices
On February 20th, D5 hosted a webinar on the scan of Policies, Practices, and Programs for Advancing DEI, a comprehensive scan of written and web-based resources from philanthropy and the field of organizational effectiveness.
Paula Dressel, from JustPartners Inc. gave an overview of the scan across the sector, including key conclusions about DEI in philanthropy, what animates DEI work, and on-ramps to help foundations get started. Paula also identified five key elements critical to advancing DEI to help organizations take the first steps toward becoming more diverse, inclusive and equitable.
We hope that insights from this scan can inform your efforts in advancing your DEI work. You can view the webinar here.
At D5, we believe in the importance of showcasing the work being done to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the field. The following post is part of our ongoing series Building the Movement: Leaders Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy.
What value can diversity bring to the work of family foundations? First of all, diversity is now more interwoven into the fabric of our society, including our neighborhoods, education, business and media. Integrating diversity into many aspects of a family foundation’s work can result in more compelling grantmaking, particularly in responding effectively to demographic changes that nonprofit organizations face every day.
Diversity also holds the promise of helping family foundations highlight fresh voices in leadership positions, inspire new thinking and gain insightful observations that strengthen a board’s vision. More »
Tags: action : communications tools : TAKE 5 : webinars
On February 19th, D5 hosted a webinar on the Take 5 Campaign, and how the philanthropy field can get involved.
D5’s director, Kelly Brown, gave an overview of the campaign as well as shared the tools and resources that D5 offers to those who want to take action in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in philanthropy.
Alex Cole from D5’s communications partner, Hattaway Communications, described D5’s communications research and the resulting messaging strategy that will reach key audiences.
A key takeaway from this webinar is that the Take 5 campaign is about building a movement in the field, and D5 is here to help Champions engage others to move this work forward.
The webinar can be viewed online here.
Please visit our Take 5 page to learn more about the campaign and to access the many tools and resources that D5 has to offer.
Tags: action : JustPartners : policies and practices : research
In a recent post on The Funders’ Network blog, Paula Dressel of JustPartners, Inc. and co-author of D5’s Analysis of Policies, Practices, and Programs for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) states, “Most foundations’ missions cannot be optimally achieved without explicit attention to inequities that run the fault lines of race, gender, LGBTQ status, and disabilities.” In short, DEI is mission-critical.
Read Paula’s full post to learn the steps that funders can take to advance DEI in their organizations – and sustain it. More »
Tags: TAKE 5
Today, D5 is launching the Take 5 Campaign, an initiative to empower champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and inspire foundations to take action. The campaign capitalizes on our most valuable resource—people—by helping them engage others in promoting and advancing DEI.
The Take 5 Campaign mobilizes champions of DEI to build support for the movement among peers within their own foundations as well as colleagues in other foundations. Our goal: by 2015, 100 champions will pledge to take 5 actions—500 actions in total—to help advance DEI in the field of philanthropy.
Ambitious? Yes. Achievable? Absolutely. More »