November 17, 2016 As we digest the results of last week’s historic election, I feel compelled to give some insight into where D5’s work with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy is heading. Firm plans and approaches are still being determined but recent events, conversations, convenings and feedback have confirmed the general sense […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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. […]