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Resource Topic: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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

Designing Agile and Equitable Granting Systems

Sponsored by Submittable. Submittable’s Caitlin Stainken interviewed Lauren Slone, MAP Fund’s director of grants and research, on how MAP Fund has worked to design more agile and equitable systems into its granting process. MAP awards $1 million annually to support innovation and cross-cultural exploration in new works of live performance. With an emphasis on creating … Continued

Drive Equity: Promoting Justice and Inclusion in the Grantmaking Process

Join PEAK President and CEO Satonya Fair for an introduction to our third Principle for Peak Grantmaking: Drive Equity. We’ll explore why this work is important, our learning strategy for members, and a suite of newly available resources — including two case stories and a set of in-depth how-to guides. Topics covered include reducing bias … Continued

Inclusive Philanthropy: How the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Philanthropy and Nonprofits Can Add to Your Success

One in five people live with a physical, sensory, cognitive, learning, mental health, or other disability. Learn from members of RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau how to welcome, respect, and include those with disabilities in your communications efforts. Presenters will also share additional resources so you can continue to deepen your knowledge and explore strategies … Continued

How to Get Started with Demographic Data

Despite a growing focus on equity amongst most grantmakers, organizations led by and serving diverse populations remain underfunded, and equitable positive outcomes for those populations remain elusive. One of the reasons for this is philanthropy’s failure to account for demographics, especially race. Learn more about how you can start or improve your practices regarding demographic … Continued

How to Facilitate Inclusive Meetings

It isn’t enough to get everyone in one room: To ensure your committee meetings are inclusive and productive, you need to prepare thoughtfully and facilitate proactively. Bring a diversity of voices into grantmaking decisions by using external review committees or engaging in participatory grantmaking. Our how-to guide gives you clear, actionable insight for setting ground … Continued

How to Recruit and Onboard Diverse and Inclusive Grant Committees

Putting together a committee of community volunteers to weigh in on your award decisions is a powerful way to drive equity in your grantmaking. Make the first steps with this guide to understanding who you need at the table, how to find them, and what they’ll need to know to become an effective and influential … Continued

How to Reduce Bias in Decision-Making and Grant Awards

Find out how unconscious bias shows up in the process of determining who gets funding, how it keeps grantmakers from fulfilling their promise to drive equity in our communities, and the proactive steps you can take to correct for it – enabling you to Drive Equity as a true partner for the organizations and populations … Continued

How to Reduce Bias in Grantmaking Strategy, Community Outreach, and Applications

A range of pernicious, long-standing biases in the infrastructure of grantmaking have led philanthropy to unwittingly expand upon the very inequities we’re committed to ending. Find out how to combat those effects and help overlooked organizations, and the marginalized communities they work with, get the support that they deserve. This how-to guide delivers step-by-step understand … Continued

A Decade of Building Toward Racial Equity at Woods Fund Chicago

Woods Fund Chicago is a private grantmaking foundation committed to funding community organizing and public policy advocacy that advances racial equity and economic justice. A core principle of Woods Fund is that people most impacted by structural racism and economic injustice lead the process of defining problems and developing solutions. This case story tells the … Continued