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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 do so, disclosing that only 37 percent of its global work force is made up of women. When looking at its U.S. work force, only 4 percent of its employees are Latino and only 2 percent are African-American.

The makeup of Yahoo’s work force is not too different from that of Google and LinkedIn, which preceded Yahoo by a few weeks in their move toward transparency. Latinos make up 3 percent of Google’s U.S. work force, while African-Americans make up 2 percent. At LinkedIn, it’s 4 and 2 percent, respectively.

As alarming as this information is, it actually represents an important step forward for technology companies. As Laszlo Bock, Google’s senior vice president for people operations, said, “It’s hard to address these kinds of challenges if you’re not prepared to discuss them openly and with the facts.” More »

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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 download the slides here.

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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 its new research on the role of leadership in advancing DEI. GRANTMAKERS will showcase its Data Challenge, a pilot campaign in partnership with the Foundation Center to collect grantamaking data that is shared in an interactive mapping tool.

In anticipation of her role in the upcoming Sunriver conference, Kelly conducted an interview with Jeff Clarke of Philanthropy Northwest in which she reflects on the work of D5 and progress in the field to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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Today, many foundations track and share data about DEI differently, or not at all. Despite the mountains of data that foundations do collect, philanthropy still cannot speak reliably about its impact. In this webinar, Brenda Henry-Sanchez of the Foundation Center, Eric Henderson, a communications professional with years of experience in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, and Beth Tuttle of The Cultural Data Project discuss the successes and challenges of data collection in philanthropy.

Download the webinar slides here.

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On February 19th, D5 hosted a webinar on the Take 5 Campaign, and how the philanthropy field can get involved.

D5’s director, Kelly Brown, gave an overview of the campaign as well as shared the tools and resources that D5 offers to those who want to take action in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in philanthropy.

Alex Cole from D5’s communications partner, Hattaway Communications, described D5’s communications research and the resulting messaging strategy that will reach key audiences.

A key takeaway from this webinar is that the Take 5 campaign is about building a movement in the field, and D5 is here to help Champions engage others to move this work forward.

Please visit our Take 5 page to learn more about the campaign and to access the many tools and resources that D5 has to offer.

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