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Principle: Drive Equity

25th Anniversary CEO Panel: Grants Professionals as Change Agents for Operationalizing Equity

Sponsored by Ford Foundation  Grants professionals and members of the PEAK Grantmaking community stand at a critical nexus point within philanthropic institutions, poised to lead change within their organizations and for the field. We support and empower our expanding network in raising their voices as change-management practitioners to influence shifts towards more equitable grantmaking practices. We are reimagining what it means to be a grants management … Continued

PEAK/EPIP Career Series | Practical Tools for Self-Advocacy and Pay Equity

In the final session of our learning series for emerging practitioners, we focused on compensation equity. According to the 2018 Nonprofit Compensation Report, GuideStar found that white women in the nonprofit workforce made just 77 percent of the total earnings made by white men. This gap is even more pronounced for women of color. For … Continued

Intro to Data Visualization and Accessibility (PEAK Southern California)

When you visualize data, that information becomes easier to understand and remember. It also becomes easier to see outliers, trends, relationships, and patterns, some of which might have escaped notice if it weren’t for the power of images—even the simplest charts and graphs. What’s more, becoming a compelling visual storyteller only requires mastering a few … Continued

Keynote | LaTosha Brown: Engaging and Investing in Community

In her riveting opening keynote for PEAK2021, Black Voters Matter founder LaTosha Brown asked the audience to consider what possibilities would exist if racism was eliminated, urging everyone to claim and use their power and influence to build a movement for equitable practice within the organizations we serve. In order to make this happen, funders … Continued

Keynote | A 100-Year Vision for Philanthropy: An Introduction to the Resonance Framework

Changing philanthropy requires our collective creativity to innovate and adopt new models for governing philanthropic resources to redistribute wealth, democratize power and shift economic control to communities. In this session, Justice Funders brought together a panel of grant operations and philanthropy professionals who spoke about their experiences applying the Resonance Framework for Philanthropic Transformation, a … Continued

Keynote | Michael McAfee and Amanda Navarro: Building Trust with Communities

Being a trustworthy partner is the first step in building strong relationships with grantees. Yet, in the current system, the rules of the game are often rigged against some communities and leaders, particularly those who face the burdens of structural racism. How can we be trusted partners when we know the rules are unfair, yet … Continued

Keynote | Pamela Newkirk: Beyond Diversity

According to journalist and scholar Pamela Newkirk, ensuring equal and equitable opportunity requires leadership and intention to identify and break down professional barriers. In this keynote, Newkirk explores the principles of people and culture management and how they build into workplace equity that will in turn diversify philanthropic leadership. “Race doesn’t determine whether or not … Continued

Keynote | Lessons In Facilitating Community Connection While Deepening the Funder-Grantee Relationship

The philanthropic sector’s response to the health and humanitarian crises of 2020 demonstrated that rapid change is not only possible in philanthropy, but absolutely necessary to maximizing impact. In this discussion moderated by Fluxx chief development officer Kerrin Mitchell, panelists explored how philanthropy can apply lessons learned from the events of 2020, the idea of … Continued

Keynote | The Changing Face of Philanthropy

Closing PEAK2021 on a high note, in this session PEAK President and CEO Satonya Fair hosted a panel of foundation leaders, all women of color, to discuss and examine the changing face of philanthropy. Over the course of this inspiring and powerful conversation, these women shared stories about their career journeys, how they are leveraging … Continued

The Future of Tech in Philanthropy: Building a Robust Digital Infrastructure with TAG and Tech Futurists

As traditional grantmaking practices are being up-ended with the global pandemic and renewed energy around racial, social, and economic justice, what’s taking tech so long to catch up?   In this four-part Philanthropy, Tech & Equity series, PEAK, TAG, GrantAdvisor, and Grantbook investigate how philanthropy can leverage technology to drive equitable grantmaking practices and build a … Continued