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News Topic: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Take It From the Nonprofits: Even in a crisis, funders are falling short on equity

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

What Funders Get Right – and Wrong – About Diversity

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

Getting Comfortable with Talking About Bias

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

Staying the Course: Committing to racial equity through change and disruption

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

The Intersection of Philanthropy, Tech, and Equity

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.