This article was originally published by the Center for Effective Philanthropy. CEP’s latest research report, Persevering Through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits, provides further evidence of the devastating impact of 2020 on nonprofits—and how the crises of the past year hit some nonprofits much harder than others. While many nonprofits reported that their foundation funders were flexible, … Continued
For me, LGBTQ Pride Month is about building my knowledge base about a community I am a part of, but was disconnected from until I was in my 20s. Because I didn’t have the benefit of seeing reflections of myself in the culture at large, or at least affirmational ones, this is a time of … Continued
PEAK’s Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Affinity Group convened for the first time on May 12 as part of PEAK2021 Online. Created by PEAK in collaboration with our membership, this group was created to be a space where members who identify as AAPI can connect, network, and support one another. To mark both the launch … Continued
What an amazing time we had at PEAK2021 Online! More than 1,300 members of our community gathered in May for eight days filled with candor, inspiration, and guidance that empowered us all to be change agents to drive equity in grantmaking practices and transform philanthropy. Throughout the event, we had a graphic facilitator translate insights … Continued
Award-winning journalist and author Pamela Newkirk observes in her 2019 book Diversity Inc., organizational efforts to improve diversity within their own four walls largely fall flat because they fail to get to the root of the problem: Leaders are not actively changing the behaviors that uphold long-standing barriers to success that face people of color. … Continued
Systemic biases are undermining the positive potential of grantmaking. In a 2019 assessment of the grants management field, PEAK Grantmaking worked with consulting firm Frontline Solutions and found that while 64 percent of grantmakers have equity policies or statements that identify diversity, equity, or inclusion as one of their values, only 34 percent of those … Continued
For the latest entry in Borealis Philanthropy’s “Storyletter” interview series, PEAK Grantmaking President and CEO Satonya Fair spoke about how PEAK has navigated the challenges of the past year, lessons learned from our racial equity work, and PEAK’s role in advancing more equitable, collaborative philanthropy. Our thanks to Borealis for allowing us to re-post this interview. … Continued
High infant mortality among Black infants is not an indication of biological differences between Black and white people, but is an “index of social conditions.” This was a conclusion W.E.B Du Bois drew after analyzing the morbidity and mortality rates of Black and White people, as part of The Health and Physique of the Negro … Continued
Advance your equity journey with these 8 articles offering powerful testimony from peers about lived experiences, stories of organizational challenge and progress, and out-of-the-box thinking about how we can reimagine grantmaking.
To facilitate critical conversations and build a movement of tech futurists leveraging technology to advance equity and justice, PEAK partnered with Technology Association of Grantmakers, GrantAdvisor, and Grantbook to present a dynamic four-part learning series. Here, we share key takeaways and resources to advance the conversation in 2021.