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Language Matters

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  Periodically, D5 highlights the work of Take 5 Champions – leaders and organizations that are taking action to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in philanthropy. The Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) is a long-time leader in its work to promote DEI. The following post by CMF’s Debbie McKeon, Vice President of Member Services, […]


Celebrating ADA: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

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This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With the ADA, our nation committed itself to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities. In line with our work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion for all people, the ADA represents a commitment to ensuring opportunity and access for people with […]


Celebrating ADA: An Interview with Jonah Selber and Judy Creed

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This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With the ADA, our nation committed itself to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities. In line with our work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion for all people, the ADA represents a commitment to ensuring opportunity and access for people with disabilities. […]


Indiana and Anti-LGBT Discrimination – What Does it Mean for Foundations?

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Following recent legislative action in Indiana and perhaps more on the horizon in Arkansas and several other states, we are reminded there is much work to be done to ensure an inclusive and equitable society. In response to this attack on equality in the name of “religious freedom,” Funders for LGBTQ Issues posted the following […]


Why Diversity Data is a Priority

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D5 is working with partners to develop and pilot diversity data standards. Critical to this effort is building the field’s ability and willingness to collect and share demographic data about who works in and leads philanthropic institutions, and about who benefits from philanthropic investments. Here, we showcase three recent articles that make the case for […]