Tags: Council of Michigan Foundations : diversity : National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy : policies and practices
The latest NCRP journal, Responsive Philanthropy, features an article on the results and learnings from the Council on Michigan Foundation’s six-year initiative to transform Michigan philanthropy to become more diverse and inclusive. Vicki Rosenberg of Rosenberg and Associates, traces the TMP from its audacious beginnings to the real results it has achieved here.
Tags: communities of color : data : diversity : Philanthropy New York
Philanthropy New York’s blog has a great post about the new portal BMAfunders.org by Foundation Center and Open Society Foundations. You can see the original post here. At BMAfunders.org, visitors can sign up for e-mail updates to learn about news and events related to black male achievement, as well as submit grants data, case studies, and philanthropic milestones.
Tags: communities : diverse donors : diversity : equity : inclusion
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 the first in our ongoing series: Building the Movement: Voices of Leaders Working to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy.
by Valerie Oliver-Durrah, President and CEO, Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic
All of us have the potential to be philanthropists. Philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others—and that’s something that we can find within ourselves, and not just within the walls of foundations.
In mid-January, the Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic, a nonprofit technical assistance provider based in New York City, launched our strategy to raise awareness of the cross-cutting impacts of philanthropy—and of all of our roles as philanthropists in our communities. To start the conversation, we showed I Am A Philanthropist at the College of Staten Island. The film, produced by D5 and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, demonstrates how philanthropy is more effective—and our communities stronger—when the philanthropists themselves come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and give in different ways.
Tags: CoF Conference : communities : communities of color : social justice
D5’s session at COF’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Engaging the Heart and Mind of Philanthropy, was a call for change. A change in how philanthropy thinks about risk. A change in how philanthropy assumes change happens. And a change in the rules that govern how philanthropy does its work.
The opening COF panel of mayors focused on the challenges of gun violence; the D5 conversation highlighted the work being done in communities to address this issue and strategies for how philanthropy can play a role. A distinguished panel of leaders shared stories that were both clear and stark.
By Mary Ellen Capek | Mar. 28, 2013
Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In, has sparked a national conversation on how women can make real and lasting progress toward professional equality. Citing a wealth of essential research on gender and gender roles, Sandberg advocates effectively that women take charge of what they can change themselves and more aggressively advance their own—and other women’s—opportunities in the workplace.
The same holds for the philanthropic community: Sandberg’s ideas can inspire individuals to push organizations and foundations toward a “deeper” diversity. However, as Sandberg herself acknowledges, to achieve that goal, organizations themselves must “lean in” and confront the various means by which their collective cultures get in the way. More »