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Diversity in the C-suite

In this article,  Sharon Bush, Co-chair of Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy, talks about the importance of African-American leadership in philanthropy.  There is a lot of discussion about the importance of diversity and countless efforts to increase it in workplaces and boardrooms. The same is true for philanthropy. Some efforts have worked. Foundations have done a […]


I Am a Philanthropist 2.0

D5 is thrilled to be able to finally make public the new version of its “I Am a Philanthropist” video! This updated film now includes diverse donors from the Midwest and continues D5′s effort to spotlight the inspiring work that is taking place across the country. The new version of the video was premiered to […]


Effective and Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities: Building a Framework and Agenda for Change

This document outlines ABFE’s framework for effective philanthropy in black communities, including the role that philanthropy should take in constituency engagement, policy change, system reform, program delivery, leadership development, and data collection and research.


Leadership and Race

This 2010 report by Leadership Learning Community offers practical methods and recommendations to help leadership programs prepare participants to bring a more race conscious lens to their work and empower people of color to better lead their communities.    


Towards a More Responsive Philanthropy: Grantmaking for Racial Equity & LGBTQ Justice

This 2012 report by the Funders for LGBTQ Issues, stems from a campaign to launch a multi-year initiative to increase grantmaking and strengthen lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and people of color (POC) organizations and communities. This report focuses on the stories of five foundations that have made an intentional commitment to engaging communities […]