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GuideStar, D5 Partner to Launch New Program to Track Diversity Data October 16th, 2014 - 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 July 21st, 2014 - 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 […]
D5 Webinar: Commitment from the Top April 24th, 2014 - 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 April 18th, 2014 - 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 […]
D5 Webinar: Elusive Philanthropy Data April 7th, 2014 - 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, […]
Diversity As a Family Affair March 6th, 2014 - 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 part of our ongoing series Building the Movement: Leaders Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy. By Cole Wilbur  What value can diversity bring to the work of family foundations? First of all, diversity […]
Take 5 Webinar- Available Online! March 4th, 2014 - 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) […]
D5 Launches “Take 5” Campaign to Empower Champions to Advance DEI February 6th, 2014 - Today, D5 is launching the Take 5 Campaign, an initiative to empower champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and inspire foundations to take action. The campaign capitalizes on our most valuable resource—people—by helping them engage others in promoting and advancing DEI. The Take 5 Campaign mobilizes champions of DEI to build support for the movement among peers […]
Back to Basics: A Lesson in Diversifying Boards January 10th, 2014 - 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 part of our ongoing series Building the Movement: Leaders Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy. By Frances Sheehan So much of everything of real value is learned in kindergarten. Reading Daniel Goleman’s new […]
What We Can All Learn from Jewish Charitable Giving December 10th, 2013 - Last month, EPIP held a webinar titled: Navigating Shifting Sands – What We Can All Learn from Jewish Charitable Giving to discuss findings from the first-ever national study on American Jewish giving. This research, Connected to Give: Key Findings, is the product of a collaboration of more than a dozen Jewish private and community foundations […]
SCAN OF PHILANTHROPY IDENTIFIES “5 Ms” KEY TO ADVANCING DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION December 3rd, 2013 - While Analysis of Policies, Practices, & Programs Reveals Factors in Successful DEI Advancement, Opportunities Remain to Institutionalize Practices & Address Equity CHICAGO, IL – A scan of philanthropy commissioned by the D5 Coalition has revealed emerging trends within the sector to successfully advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The comprehensive scan, which reviewed written and […]
Philanthropy’s role in ensuring equal opportunity in the workplace October 31st, 2013 - by: Susan Olivo and Elaine Katz Each October, in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, our nation honors the invaluable contributions of Americans with disabilities to our nation’s workforce. These friends and colleagues overcome adversity on a daily basis to help drive our economy forward. It is also a time to ask ourselves what we all […]
Dubuque Launches Inclusive Campaign October 28th, 2013 - The changing face of America has been a topic of conversation in many sectors lately. What are communities doing to embrace this change in demography? Dubuque is ready to take on the challenge to create a more inclusive and diverse community. Inclusive Dubuque is a local initiative to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for […]
We Are Philanthropy September 24th, 2013 - Raquel Donoso, Executive Director of the Latino Community Foundation, writes about the changing face of philanthropy – it’s no longer just the 1%. Today, Raquel will be speaking at the Council on Foundations Community Foundations Conference about the new generation of donors who are more diverse and hungry to change the world for the better. […]
Tapping into Hispanic Giving August 26th, 2013 - At the very core of D5’s work to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion, is a commitment to making more financial resources available to diverse communities. We believe that raising the visibility and building the capacity of diverse donors and population-focused funds can make philanthropy more effective. The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently featured an article on […]
Mapping PFFs: D5’s New and Improved PFF Directory July 22nd, 2013 - by: Mae Hong, Director, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ Chicago Office Population-Focused Funds (PFFs) are a vital part of the philanthropic sector. Since the 1970s, PFFs have been a powerful and growing force for social change. They are giving vehicles established by and for members of racial, ethnic, tribal, gender, sexual-orientation, and other identity-based groups to address […]
D5 at the Midpoint July 19th, 2013 - Not long after I took on the role of Director of the D5 Coalition almost exactly two years ago, I was chatting with my best friend about my new gig. I told her it was running a five-year effort to grow philanthropy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). “Hmm…” she said after a pause, “That sounds really hard.” […]
Diversity in the Innovation Economy July 3rd, 2013 - The question that we’re always asking is how philanthropy compares to other sectors in diversity, equity and inclusion work. When we think about what philanthropy means, we would like to think that we are doing as much as we can to promote the common good, and that we are the forerunners in diversity, equity and […]
A Grand Day June 28th, 2013 - Yesterday, two rulings by the Supreme Court paved a path of progress in the fight for marriage equality.We all know the work doesn’t stop at marriage equality; there is much to be done to achieve full equity for everyone in the LGBT community. We are hopeful that, as a field, we can take advantage of […]
Confronting Diversity: Can Foundations Face Their Own Equity Contradiction? June 27th, 2013 - Claudia Jacobs, Associate Director, Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, explores diversity in philanthropy leadership, and how that can advance equity in this field.  Until I was seven, my family lived in a veterans’ housing project in Woodside, NY. WWII veterans and their families lived together […]
At the Crossroads: The Future of the LGBT Movement June 26th, 2013 - Today marks a historic moment in the LGBT movement; the Defense of Marriage Act has been deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court and Prop 8 has been dismissed on standing. These two rulings are important marks of progress in the marriage equality movement, but the LGBT community continues to face a broad range of issues […]
The Freedom to Celebrate June 19th, 2013 - Roger Doughty, Executive Director of Horizons Foundation pens this beautiful letter celebrating the San Francisco Pride. Dear Friends, My first San Francisco Pride took place 21 years ago. I’d become involved in planning the 1993 March on Washington, and someone had obtained the giant rainbow flag, the one that stretches for something like half a […]
The Impact of a Funder Collaborative June 19th, 2013 - This video tells the story of San Francisco Bay Area philanthropic community’s response to 9/11. The AAPIP Civic Engagement Fund (CEF) is a funder collaborative, working with sixteen AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian) community organizations. The CEF increases capacities to build collective power within AMEMSA communities, leading to greater potential for long-term […]
D5 Newsletter, February 4, 2013 February 4th, 2013 - Building the Movement: A Letter from the Director The New Year comes with signs that change is on the horizon—and a renewed focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the national dialogue. President Obama opened his second term with a call to finish the unfinished work of Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall. His words underscore […]
D5 Newsletter, October 31, 2012 October 31st, 2012 - Building the Movement: A Letter from the Director D5 has been working closely with leaders in philanthropy, like you, to amplify the conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)—and more importantly, to inspire action. Collaboration is a powerful tool to help advance DEI and we see D5 as playing an important role in connecting the […]
D5 Newsletter May 14, 2013 May 13th, 2013 - D5 at the Midpoint: A Letter from the Director D5 was launched just over two years ago with a set of concrete, if profoundly ambitious, goals.  It was a daunting agenda. Some people might even say it was impossible. Yet it seemed clear to me then, as it does now, that the momentum for being […]
New Report Offers Lessons for Philanthropy: Keep Up with the Changing Face of America May 15th, 2013 - D5’s “State of the Work” Report Features Efforts by Foundations to Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chicago, Illinois — The face of America is changing. Between 2000 and 2010, the population of the American South grew by 14%—and the Latino population in the South grew by 57%. One in five Americans have a disability. Fifty-seven […]
Changing the Culture of Philanthropy in Michigan: From Audacious Beginnings to Real Results May 10th, 2013 - 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.
Foundation Center and Open Society Foundation Launch BMAFunders.org April 22nd, 2013 - 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. By Shawn Dove […]
Grassroots Philanthropy—Giving At Every Level April 16th, 2013 - 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 […]
A Call for Change April 12th, 2013 - 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 […]
Organizations Need to “Lean In” Too March 28th, 2013 - Check out today’s Op-Ed in the Stanford Social Innovation Review by Mary Ellen Capek of Capek Consulting. It talks about how organizations that “leaned in” and are committed to confronting and challenging collective cultures and norms can affect real change in philanthropy.    By Mary Ellen Capek   | Mar. 28, 2013 Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean […]
D5 at the Council on Foundations Conference, Chicago 2013 March 19th, 2013 - D5 and its colleagues will be participating in the Council on Foundations’ Annual Conference in Chicago from April 7-9, 2013. We’ll be hosting an interactive strategy discussion and our partners—such as ABFE, AAPiP and EPiP—will be offering programs before and throughout the conference.  Several of D5’s Leadership Team members have also been serving on the Annual Conference Task Force—including Carly Hare of Native Americans in Philanthropy, Mae […]
Counting People vs People Counting February 14th, 2013 - Leadership Team member Vicki Rosenberg, President of Vicki Rosenberg & Associates, discusses the importance of diverse trustees and board members in a recent blog for BoardSource. Vicki asks some very important questions : Does your board have a commitment to diversity and inclusion? Has it defined what that means? Has it grappled with the value it […]
A Call to Action: Investigate the Impact of Diversity on Philanthropy February 11th, 2013 - Jasmine McGinnis, Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Public Administration at George Washington University, offers a call to action to the field of philanthropy. View the document.
Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys December 10th, 2012 - The statistics are all too familiar. Nearly every major indicator of economic, social, and physical well-being shows that black men and boys in the U.S. do not have access to the structural supports and opportunities needed to thrive. The unemployment rate of black men is more than double that of white men. According to a […]
Three “Insights on Diversity” Projects Commissioned to Advance Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Philanthropy October 16th, 2012 - CHICAGO — D5 has commissioned three organizations to conduct Insights on Diversity research that will provide actionable insights for leaders who want to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of philanthropy. “Philanthropy exists for the common good. Leaders from foundations large and small are taking action to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion because […]
D5 showcased in “Philanthropy UK” August 1st, 2012 - D5 goes global? Our fiscal sponsor, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), is a regular contributor to a quarterly, London-based e-zine called Philanthropy UK. Their summer issue was devoted to the topic of diversity in philanthropy, and RPA’s President & CEO Melissa A. Berman graciously showcased the work of D5 in their column, “Letter from America.” Please […]
D5 Philanthropic Inclusion Fund Announces Grantees July 23rd, 2012 - Eleven Population-Focused Funds (PFFs) were awarded grants from D5’s Philanthropic Inclusion Fund in April 2012.  These small capacity-building grants provide PFFs with the funds needed to build their fundraising capacity or participate in philanthropic conferences, forums, and membership organizations. The full list of grantees is below. Asian Pacific Community Fund Black Community Fund & Hispanic […]
Public Service Excellence and Diversity: A Leadership Opportunity June 20th, 2012 - One of D5′s partners, Philanthropy New York, is hosting an event that will examine diversity in public service leadership at the top levels of government and its impact on engaging communities of color to help solve social policy dilemmas. Presenters include Anthony Winn, Director of the National Urban Fellows Public Leadership Diversity Intiative and Richard […]
Just Released: D5 State of the Work 2012 Report! May 16th, 2012 - D5 has released our annual State of the Work 2012 report. This year’s report features provocative stories from leaders in philanthropy on successes and challenges in creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive sector. To give you a flavor of the report, I’m sharing an excerpt of the report’s Foreword below. You can check out […]
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the 2012 Council on Foundations Conference April 5th, 2012 - The upcoming 2012 Council on Foundations Conference on April 29 – May 1, 2012 in Los Angeles features several exciting opportunities to explore ideas and strategies for strengthening diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy. I am pleased to highlight those sessions, beginning with a session designed by the D5 Coalition, and I encourage you to […]
Diverse Donors: “The Best Kept Secret in Philanthropy” November 16th, 2011 - How should philanthropy respond to the tremendous demographic changes taking place in the United States? One way is to weave the work of more diverse donors – “the best kept secret in philanthropy,” according to one of the leaders in the field – into more traditional philanthropy. “D5 is trying to give a face and […]
Better Decisions Through Diversity July 26th, 2011 - Though there is strong, intuitive and anecdotal evidence that diverse perspectives lead to better outcomes, the hard data and research on this connection is sparse.  Recent research however, provides important and provocative insight into how diverse groups operate and why they lead to improved group performance. In their research, Kellogg School of Management Associate Professor […]
Kelly Brown Appointed D5 Coalition Director April 7th, 2011 - After an extensive national search, Kelly Brown has been selected to direct the D5 coalition. Kelly brings to the position stellar credentials and more than 20 years of experience working on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. She’s served as Director of Programs and Evaluation at the Marguerite Casey Foundation, Grants Director at the Vanguard Public […]
State of the Work 2011 Released April 7th, 2011 - State of the Work 2011: Mapping the Landscape and D5’s Path Forward on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy, the first report in an annual series, is designed to guide the D5 coalition’s work and measure our progress over the next five years. We also think it begins to illuminate where U.S. philanthropy as a […]
D5coalition.org: a new resource for grantmakers April 7th, 2011 - We’re excited you found your way to D5coalition.org. Launched in April 2011, this website is the next step for D5–a five-year coalition to grow philanthropy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion–in bringing its vision, plans and resources to grantmakers everywhere. There’s a lot to explore. Check out the tools and resources D5 and others in the field have […]
GuideStar, D5 Partner to Launch New Program to Track Diversity Data October 16th, 2014 - 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 July 21st, 2014 - 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 […]
D5 Webinar: Commitment from the Top April 24th, 2014 - 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 April 18th, 2014 - 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 […]
D5 Webinar: Elusive Philanthropy Data April 7th, 2014 - 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, […]
Take 5 Webinar- Available Online! March 4th, 2014 - 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) […]
D5 Launches “Take 5” Campaign to Empower Champions to Advance DEI February 6th, 2014 - Today, D5 is launching the Take 5 Campaign, an initiative to empower champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and inspire foundations to take action. The campaign capitalizes on our most valuable resource—people—by helping them engage others in promoting and advancing DEI. The Take 5 Campaign mobilizes champions of DEI to build support for the movement among peers […]
SCAN OF PHILANTHROPY IDENTIFIES “5 Ms” KEY TO ADVANCING DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION December 3rd, 2013 - While Analysis of Policies, Practices, & Programs Reveals Factors in Successful DEI Advancement, Opportunities Remain to Institutionalize Practices & Address Equity CHICAGO, IL – A scan of philanthropy commissioned by the D5 Coalition has revealed emerging trends within the sector to successfully advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The comprehensive scan, which reviewed written and […]
Mapping PFFs: D5’s New and Improved PFF Directory July 22nd, 2013 - by: Mae Hong, Director, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ Chicago Office Population-Focused Funds (PFFs) are a vital part of the philanthropic sector. Since the 1970s, PFFs have been a powerful and growing force for social change. They are giving vehicles established by and for members of racial, ethnic, tribal, gender, sexual-orientation, and other identity-based groups to address […]
D5 at the Midpoint July 19th, 2013 - Not long after I took on the role of Director of the D5 Coalition almost exactly two years ago, I was chatting with my best friend about my new gig. I told her it was running a five-year effort to grow philanthropy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). “Hmm…” she said after a pause, “That sounds really hard.” […]
Confronting Diversity: Can Foundations Face Their Own Equity Contradiction? June 27th, 2013 - Claudia Jacobs, Associate Director, Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, explores diversity in philanthropy leadership, and how that can advance equity in this field.  Until I was seven, my family lived in a veterans’ housing project in Woodside, NY. WWII veterans and their families lived together […]
D5 Newsletter, February 4, 2013 February 4th, 2013 - Building the Movement: A Letter from the Director The New Year comes with signs that change is on the horizon—and a renewed focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the national dialogue. President Obama opened his second term with a call to finish the unfinished work of Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall. His words underscore […]
D5 Newsletter, October 31, 2012 October 31st, 2012 - Building the Movement: A Letter from the Director D5 has been working closely with leaders in philanthropy, like you, to amplify the conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)—and more importantly, to inspire action. Collaboration is a powerful tool to help advance DEI and we see D5 as playing an important role in connecting the […]
D5 Newsletter May 14, 2013 May 13th, 2013 - D5 at the Midpoint: A Letter from the Director D5 was launched just over two years ago with a set of concrete, if profoundly ambitious, goals.  It was a daunting agenda. Some people might even say it was impossible. Yet it seemed clear to me then, as it does now, that the momentum for being […]
New Report Offers Lessons for Philanthropy: Keep Up with the Changing Face of America May 15th, 2013 - D5’s “State of the Work” Report Features Efforts by Foundations to Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chicago, Illinois — The face of America is changing. Between 2000 and 2010, the population of the American South grew by 14%—and the Latino population in the South grew by 57%. One in five Americans have a disability. Fifty-seven […]
A Call for Change April 12th, 2013 - 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 […]
Organizations Need to “Lean In” Too March 28th, 2013 - Check out today’s Op-Ed in the Stanford Social Innovation Review by Mary Ellen Capek of Capek Consulting. It talks about how organizations that “leaned in” and are committed to confronting and challenging collective cultures and norms can affect real change in philanthropy.    By Mary Ellen Capek   | Mar. 28, 2013 Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean […]
D5 at the Council on Foundations Conference, Chicago 2013 March 19th, 2013 - D5 and its colleagues will be participating in the Council on Foundations’ Annual Conference in Chicago from April 7-9, 2013. We’ll be hosting an interactive strategy discussion and our partners—such as ABFE, AAPiP and EPiP—will be offering programs before and throughout the conference.  Several of D5’s Leadership Team members have also been serving on the Annual Conference Task Force—including Carly Hare of Native Americans in Philanthropy, Mae […]
Three “Insights on Diversity” Projects Commissioned to Advance Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Philanthropy October 16th, 2012 - CHICAGO — D5 has commissioned three organizations to conduct Insights on Diversity research that will provide actionable insights for leaders who want to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of philanthropy. “Philanthropy exists for the common good. Leaders from foundations large and small are taking action to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion because […]
D5 showcased in “Philanthropy UK” August 1st, 2012 - D5 goes global? Our fiscal sponsor, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), is a regular contributor to a quarterly, London-based e-zine called Philanthropy UK. Their summer issue was devoted to the topic of diversity in philanthropy, and RPA’s President & CEO Melissa A. Berman graciously showcased the work of D5 in their column, “Letter from America.” Please […]
D5 Philanthropic Inclusion Fund Announces Grantees July 23rd, 2012 - Eleven Population-Focused Funds (PFFs) were awarded grants from D5’s Philanthropic Inclusion Fund in April 2012.  These small capacity-building grants provide PFFs with the funds needed to build their fundraising capacity or participate in philanthropic conferences, forums, and membership organizations. The full list of grantees is below. Asian Pacific Community Fund Black Community Fund & Hispanic […]
Just Released: D5 State of the Work 2012 Report! May 16th, 2012 - D5 has released our annual State of the Work 2012 report. This year’s report features provocative stories from leaders in philanthropy on successes and challenges in creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive sector. To give you a flavor of the report, I’m sharing an excerpt of the report’s Foreword below. You can check out […]
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the 2012 Council on Foundations Conference April 5th, 2012 - The upcoming 2012 Council on Foundations Conference on April 29 – May 1, 2012 in Los Angeles features several exciting opportunities to explore ideas and strategies for strengthening diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy. I am pleased to highlight those sessions, beginning with a session designed by the D5 Coalition, and I encourage you to […]
Kelly Brown Appointed D5 Coalition Director April 7th, 2011 - After an extensive national search, Kelly Brown has been selected to direct the D5 coalition. Kelly brings to the position stellar credentials and more than 20 years of experience working on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. She’s served as Director of Programs and Evaluation at the Marguerite Casey Foundation, Grants Director at the Vanguard Public […]
State of the Work 2011 Released April 7th, 2011 - State of the Work 2011: Mapping the Landscape and D5’s Path Forward on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy, the first report in an annual series, is designed to guide the D5 coalition’s work and measure our progress over the next five years. We also think it begins to illuminate where U.S. philanthropy as a […]
D5coalition.org: a new resource for grantmakers April 7th, 2011 - We’re excited you found your way to D5coalition.org. Launched in April 2011, this website is the next step for D5–a five-year coalition to grow philanthropy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion–in bringing its vision, plans and resources to grantmakers everywhere. There’s a lot to explore. Check out the tools and resources D5 and others in the field have […]
Diversity As a Family Affair March 6th, 2014 - 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 part of our ongoing series Building the Movement: Leaders Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy. By Cole Wilbur  What value can diversity bring to the work of family foundations? First of all, diversity […]
Back to Basics: A Lesson in Diversifying Boards January 10th, 2014 - 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 part of our ongoing series Building the Movement: Leaders Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy. By Frances Sheehan So much of everything of real value is learned in kindergarten. Reading Daniel Goleman’s new […]
What We Can All Learn from Jewish Charitable Giving December 10th, 2013 - Last month, EPIP held a webinar titled: Navigating Shifting Sands – What We Can All Learn from Jewish Charitable Giving to discuss findings from the first-ever national study on American Jewish giving. This research, Connected to Give: Key Findings, is the product of a collaboration of more than a dozen Jewish private and community foundations […]
Philanthropy’s role in ensuring equal opportunity in the workplace October 31st, 2013 - by: Susan Olivo and Elaine Katz Each October, in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, our nation honors the invaluable contributions of Americans with disabilities to our nation’s workforce. These friends and colleagues overcome adversity on a daily basis to help drive our economy forward. It is also a time to ask ourselves what we all […]
Dubuque Launches Inclusive Campaign October 28th, 2013 - The changing face of America has been a topic of conversation in many sectors lately. What are communities doing to embrace this change in demography? Dubuque is ready to take on the challenge to create a more inclusive and diverse community. Inclusive Dubuque is a local initiative to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for […]
We Are Philanthropy September 24th, 2013 - Raquel Donoso, Executive Director of the Latino Community Foundation, writes about the changing face of philanthropy – it’s no longer just the 1%. Today, Raquel will be speaking at the Council on Foundations Community Foundations Conference about the new generation of donors who are more diverse and hungry to change the world for the better. […]
Tapping into Hispanic Giving August 26th, 2013 - At the very core of D5’s work to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion, is a commitment to making more financial resources available to diverse communities. We believe that raising the visibility and building the capacity of diverse donors and population-focused funds can make philanthropy more effective. The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently featured an article on […]
Diversity in the Innovation Economy July 3rd, 2013 - The question that we’re always asking is how philanthropy compares to other sectors in diversity, equity and inclusion work. When we think about what philanthropy means, we would like to think that we are doing as much as we can to promote the common good, and that we are the forerunners in diversity, equity and […]
A Grand Day June 28th, 2013 - Yesterday, two rulings by the Supreme Court paved a path of progress in the fight for marriage equality.We all know the work doesn’t stop at marriage equality; there is much to be done to achieve full equity for everyone in the LGBT community. We are hopeful that, as a field, we can take advantage of […]
At the Crossroads: The Future of the LGBT Movement June 26th, 2013 - Today marks a historic moment in the LGBT movement; the Defense of Marriage Act has been deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court and Prop 8 has been dismissed on standing. These two rulings are important marks of progress in the marriage equality movement, but the LGBT community continues to face a broad range of issues […]
The Freedom to Celebrate June 19th, 2013 - Roger Doughty, Executive Director of Horizons Foundation pens this beautiful letter celebrating the San Francisco Pride. Dear Friends, My first San Francisco Pride took place 21 years ago. I’d become involved in planning the 1993 March on Washington, and someone had obtained the giant rainbow flag, the one that stretches for something like half a […]
The Impact of a Funder Collaborative June 19th, 2013 - This video tells the story of San Francisco Bay Area philanthropic community’s response to 9/11. The AAPIP Civic Engagement Fund (CEF) is a funder collaborative, working with sixteen AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian) community organizations. The CEF increases capacities to build collective power within AMEMSA communities, leading to greater potential for long-term […]
Changing the Culture of Philanthropy in Michigan: From Audacious Beginnings to Real Results May 10th, 2013 - 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.
Foundation Center and Open Society Foundation Launch BMAFunders.org April 22nd, 2013 - 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. By Shawn Dove […]
Grassroots Philanthropy—Giving At Every Level April 16th, 2013 - 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 […]
Counting People vs People Counting February 14th, 2013 - Leadership Team member Vicki Rosenberg, President of Vicki Rosenberg & Associates, discusses the importance of diverse trustees and board members in a recent blog for BoardSource. Vicki asks some very important questions : Does your board have a commitment to diversity and inclusion? Has it defined what that means? Has it grappled with the value it […]
A Call to Action: Investigate the Impact of Diversity on Philanthropy February 11th, 2013 - Jasmine McGinnis, Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Public Administration at George Washington University, offers a call to action to the field of philanthropy. View the document.
Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys December 10th, 2012 - The statistics are all too familiar. Nearly every major indicator of economic, social, and physical well-being shows that black men and boys in the U.S. do not have access to the structural supports and opportunities needed to thrive. The unemployment rate of black men is more than double that of white men. According to a […]
Public Service Excellence and Diversity: A Leadership Opportunity June 20th, 2012 - One of D5′s partners, Philanthropy New York, is hosting an event that will examine diversity in public service leadership at the top levels of government and its impact on engaging communities of color to help solve social policy dilemmas. Presenters include Anthony Winn, Director of the National Urban Fellows Public Leadership Diversity Intiative and Richard […]
Diverse Donors: “The Best Kept Secret in Philanthropy” November 16th, 2011 - How should philanthropy respond to the tremendous demographic changes taking place in the United States? One way is to weave the work of more diverse donors – “the best kept secret in philanthropy,” according to one of the leaders in the field – into more traditional philanthropy. “D5 is trying to give a face and […]
Better Decisions Through Diversity July 26th, 2011 - Though there is strong, intuitive and anecdotal evidence that diverse perspectives lead to better outcomes, the hard data and research on this connection is sparse.  Recent research however, provides important and provocative insight into how diverse groups operate and why they lead to improved group performance. In their research, Kellogg School of Management Associate Professor […]