This op-ed was originally published on April 11, 2016 on the Chronicle of Philanthropy. By: Robert Ross, Luz Vega-Marquis and Stephen Heintz From Black Lives Matter and #OscarsSoWhite to Syrian refugees and giant border walls, our political and civic discourse of late has focused on who’s included and who’s excluded from key segments of society. Questions […]
Join D5 for two exciting sessions at the Council on Foundations Annual Meeting, April 10-12, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Afternoon Plenary – The Importance of Investing in the Talent Pipeline Sunday, April 10 5:15-6:15 p.m. We will highlight important achievements in the talent pipeline and discuss strategies for reaching our aspiration of real inclusiveness to advance the common good. […]
Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment (TCE) and D5 Co-Chair, describes how data collection enables his foundation to live its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, in a recent GlassPockets blog post. TCE’s Diversity Audits stand as a model to the field for tracking progress on a range of DEI indicators.
Don’t miss the op-ed by Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson in which he calls his fellow environmental funders to task for perpetuating a “green ceiling” within the environmental movement—where people of color and other groups are under-represented among staff and boards of environmental organizations, and grassroots organizations are less likely to receive philanthropic dollars. […]
This 2015 report by the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance highlights promising practices for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in Indiana philanthropy. It includes examples of how foundations are incorporating DEI into their organizational cultures, engaging diverse populations, and working to make their communities more welcoming places. The report also presents data about who is governing […]