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News Topic: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Exploring the Future of Grants Management

PEAK’s 2021 annual membership meeting began with reflections on our memorable 25th anniversary year and closed with President and CEO Satonya Fair facilitating a panel discussion on how the field is shifting and the opportunities for philanthropy professionals—especially grants management specialists—to lead on operationalizing equitable practices. In these highlights from that conversation, Nina Mason Pulliam … Continued

Adjusting the Grantmaking Process to Address Equity and Inclusion

Sponsored by Foundant Technologies   Grantmakers have an opportunity to examine their grantmaking process and consider what changes could help increase access to funding for the communities experiencing the most significant inequities. We asked our clients about their work in the areas of equity, inclusion, and justice (EIJ) and were truly inspired by their responses. … Continued

Celebrating PEAK’s AAPI Community

PEAK launched four peer groups for peer learning and support in spring 2021 in response to members asking for more dedicated spaces to convene around shared identities. Among them is the PEAK Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus, which met for the first time during PEAK2021 Online. Over the past year, this group has been a … Continued

The Changemaking Ideas of the PEAK2022 Keynotes in Three Graphics

PEAK2022’s three keynote presentations made one thing clear: As a sector, we need to think more critically about how we center people within and outside of our organizations if we want to operationalize change and disrupt the status quo. PEAK, with sponsorship from Blackbaud, enlisted a graphic recorder to capture energy, inspirational moments, and key … Continued

Demographic Data Collection: The personal, the practical, and the potential for impact

Within my first couple weeks of starting college, my Junior Advisor (Williams College’s student equivalent of a dorm parent) gathered a dozen of my “entry” mates for our Welcoming Williams session, which I now recognize was my first ever formal diversity, equity, and inclusion training. Sitting in a big circle on the floor of our … Continued

Women Who Inspire Us

In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked our PEAK colleagues to tell us about the people who have deepened their appreciation for women’s contributions to our society. The responses we received span leaders ranging from family members to movement builders and cultural icons. We hope the following reflections from our colleagues inspires you to … Continued

Reflecting on the Past to Lead the Future

PEAK launched nine forums for peer learning and support in spring 2021 in response to members asking for more dedicated spaces to convene around shared identities. Among them is the Black Caucus, which met for the first time during PEAK2021 Online. Over the past year, this group has been a space to discuss identity, personal and professional challenges, … Continued

The Impact of Putting Equity at the Center of Strategy

The Annie E. Casey Foundation for decades has worked to embed racial equity and inclusion in its operations and share its journey as a road map to other funders ready to embark on a similar path. Currently leading the charge is President and CEO Lisa Hamilton, who ascended to the helm in 2019 after serving … Continued