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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. […]


Summer 2015 Update

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Conference Sessions In September D5’s Kelly Brown was a plenary speaker and panelist at Philanthropy Forward ’15, the Philanthropy Ohio Annual Conference in Cincinnati, OH. Building on the conference focus on equity, D5 was able to share lessons learned from D5 over the past five years. In July, D5 moderated a session at the Forum of Regional […]


Resource Highlight

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The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities is accepting applications for the 2016 class of PLACES Fellows (Professionals Learning About Community, Equity & Smart Growth) until October 30, 2015.  The PLACES Fellowship is a leadership development program for emerging leaders that offers tools, knowledge, and best practices to enhance funder grantmaking decisions in ways that […]


Celebrating ADA: The Journey of a Family Foundation

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We conclude our series with this post from Elizabeth Zwick, Senior Program Officer at the Ruderman Family Foundation. Elizabeth tells the story of how her foundation first developed its commitment to disability inclusion and went on to become one of the leading funders in the field. This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans […]