Posts tagged ‘equity’
Tags: communities : diverse donors : diversity : equity : inclusion
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 have the potential to be philanthropists. Philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others—and that’s something that we can find within ourselves, and not just within the walls of foundations.
In mid-January, the Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic, a nonprofit technical assistance provider based in New York City, launched our strategy to raise awareness of the cross-cutting impacts of philanthropy—and of all of our roles as philanthropists in our communities. To start the conversation, we showed I Am A Philanthropist at the College of Staten Island. The film, produced by D5 and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, demonstrates how philanthropy is more effective—and our communities stronger—when the philanthropists themselves come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and give in different ways.
By Mary Ellen Capek | Mar. 28, 2013
Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In, has sparked a national conversation on how women can make real and lasting progress toward professional equality. Citing a wealth of essential research on gender and gender roles, Sandberg advocates effectively that women take charge of what they can change themselves and more aggressively advance their own—and other women’s—opportunities in the workplace.
The same holds for the philanthropic community: Sandberg’s ideas can inspire individuals to push organizations and foundations toward a “deeper” diversity. However, as Sandberg herself acknowledges, to achieve that goal, organizations themselves must “lean in” and confront the various means by which their collective cultures get in the way. More »
Tags: data : diversity : equity : Foundation Center : impact : kelly brown : philanthropy : transparency
Check out Kelly’s recent blog post on Transparency Talk about the benefits of foundation transparency on diversity and equity data.
Philanthropy exists for the common good, and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion helps us live up to that value. In particular, thinking about equity in our grantmaking helps ensure that we are having the greatest impact on the issues identified in our unique missions—by targeting resources to the people in our constituencies with the greatest need.