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This piece 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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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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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 critical issues within those communities. As they’ve grown in number and impact, it’s helpful for  them—and others in the philanthropic community who seek to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion—to be able to connect with and learn more about this important network.

As director of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ Chicago Office and a member of D5’s Leadership Team, I’ve learned how important it is to ensure that diverse communities have a voice among philanthropic leadership. PFFs  give those communities a voice and address their own needs directly. We have the potential to increase our impact even further by sharing information and building relationships with PFFs to advance our work. More »

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On May 22, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) released the latest fact sheets in their The Philanthropic Landscape series. NCRP released four factsheets: The State of Giving to Underserved Communities 2011The State of Social Justice Philanthropy 2011The State of General Operating Support 2011, The State of Multi-Year Funding 2011.  These fact sheets highlight important data from a study on 1,121 grantmaking organizations’ giving trends in 2011. They show very encouraging progress in the grantmakers’ efforts to be more impactful in their giving, and we are hopeful that these trends will continue in the future.

Some good news:

  • Foundation grant dollars intended to benefit marginalized communities is up slightly to 42 percent, an increase from the 40 percent average from 2008–2010. Meanwhile, one in five grantmakers was giving 50 percent or more for marginalized communities in 2011, compared to only one in eight from 2004–2006.
  • The reported share of foundation dollars classified as providing funding for operating support increased from 16 percent in 2008–2010 to 24 percent in 2011 More »
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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.

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