June 4th, 2014
Tags: career trajectories : leaders
Low levels of diversity in the senior ranks of foundations have proven to be a stubborn challenge for the field of philanthropy. A newly-released report by Forward Change takes an important step toward a deeper understanding of the career pathways of professionals of color in philanthropy—how they enter foundations, how they advance across their careers, and what factors affect their advancement within the sector. More »
May 12th, 2014
Tags: AAPI : action : racial equity : resource highlights : The Edward W. Hazen Foundation
What’s New in DEI:
- Explore the new resources at Racial Equity Tools.
- Commissioned by the state’s philanthropies, Minnesota’s Tomorrow: Equity Is the Superior Growth Model makes clear that realizing the potential of Minnesota’s growing diversity requires adopting an equity strategy that would grow new jobs and businesses while bolstering long-term competitiveness.
- The Center for American Progress (CAP) launched a new report series, “The State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders”.
- The Urgency of Now: Foundations’ Role in Ending Racial Inequity explores the multiple approaches that foundations can use to advance racial equity, focusing on a specific set of approaches used by the Minnesota-based Northwest Area Foundation.
- Naming Race: One Foundation’s Path to a Strategy of Structural Inclusion and Self- Determination explores the need for foundations to put in place practices that address the inherent inequities in the sector to impact systemic change. Featured as a case study is The Edward W. Hazen Foundation, a small national foundation with a focus on youth of color.
May 7th, 2014
Tags: action : Philanthropy Northwest : research
The first of three research reports commissioned by D5 has just come online: “Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” Produced by Philanthropy Northwest, in partnership with the Seattle University Nonprofit Leadership Program, the report is an analysis of a peer-learning group of 10 foundation CEOs in the Pacific Northwest and interviews with 23 philanthropic leaders that offers insights and practical lessons for creating an organizational culture supportive of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). More »
April 24th, 2014
Tags: leaders : Philanthropy Northwest : Pride Foundation : The CIRI Foundation
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.
What’s New in DEI:
- “For Generations to Come: Chinese American Philanthropy in the Bay Area” : Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the Chinese American Community Foundation look at the giving trends of Chinese American philanthropists in the San Francisco Bay Area. The report provides demographic data, historically significant events, and trends that shape the giving choices of donors.
- “Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future: Chinese American Philanthropy in the Bay Area“ provides a snapshot of findings and recommendations on how to further engage Chinese Americans in philanthropy.
- WKKF launches web-based, racial equity resource guide.
- This new report by Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state level.
- ABFE co-edits a special issue of The Foundation Review on Racial Equity Grantmaking.
- New infographic by Funders for LGBTQ Issues highlights the lack of foundation support for gay, bisexual and transgender males of color. Ben Francisco Maulbeck, in response to President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, calls for a more intentional and proactive strategy in including GBT males of color in the efforts of foundations and policymakers to improve the lives of boys and young men of color.