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GuideStar, D5 Partner to Launch New Program to Track Diversity Data

Today, D5 joined GuideStar—an organization that collects data on the programs, finances and impact of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits—in launching a new program to help set standards for how data about diversity within the nonprofit sector is collected. D5 developed the standards with a wide range of partners to advance transparent and uniform […]


Philanthropy can learn from Silicon Valley on diversity data

This piece by D5 Director Kelly Brown was originally published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy on July 13, 2014. You can access the article here.  Just last month we witnessed a sea change as tech companies released data that pulled back the curtain on the diversity of their work forces. Yahoo was the latest to […]


Spring 2014 Update: D5 Activities and Events

Communications Training In May, more than 40 Philadelphia-area foundation staff participated in a communications workshop offered by D5 and Hattaway Communications. Participants learned the importance of being clear on audience (e.g., Fatigued Fighters and Heartfelt Pragmatists), and how to craft a message that effectively conveys the importance of advancing DEI in philanthropy. Conference Sessions In […]


D5 Webinar: Commitment from the Top

In this webinar, Sindhu Knotz of Philanthropy Northwest discusses her organization’s forthcoming report on the role of foundation leadership in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Susan Anderson, President and CEO of The CIRI Foundation, and Kris Hermanns, Executive Director of Pride Foundation, share their experiences from participating in the project, providing first-person perspective. You can […]


A Conversation with Philanthropy Northwest

Later this month, D5’s director, Kelly Brown will participate in the joint conference of Philanthropy Northwest and GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington.  The conference in Sunriver, Oregon, will feature the great work being done in the region to strengthen the relationship between philanthropic institutions and the diverse communities they serve. Philanthropy Northwest will release […]