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Resource Type: How-To Guide

Communicate Effectively About Your Demographic Data

Strategic stakeholder communications with all stakeholders can increase grantee partner participation, build stronger advocates, and prepare everyone to use data thoughtfully. This resource is part of the Driving Equity With Demographic Data Collection. Each deep dive details key action steps, guiding questions, and additional resources that will provide you with the clarity you need to … Continued

Navigate the Legal and Privacy Landscape Surrounding Demographic Data

Legal and privacy concerns often arise when funders collect and disclose demographic information about individuals. This guide outlines what you need to keep top of mind as you consider the ever-evolving US laws and regulations regarding antidiscrimination, equal protections, privacy, and access. This resource is part of the Driving Equity With Demographic Data Collection. Each … Continued

Decide on a Demographic Data Taxonomy

This guide is designed to help you determine what data you need to collect and the best practices for collecting it. Learn how to use language in your data collection tools that will both make your respondents feel recognized by your questions and help to reveal deeper patterns that will help to inform your funding … Continued

Understand the Power of Equitable Data Collection

Demographics matter for impact. In this guide, you will learn how to define the purpose of your data collection efforts and take stock of who is—and who is not—reached by your initiatives and gain insight into the intentional and unintentional impacts of your work. This resource is part of the Driving Equity With Demographic Data … 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

Uncovering Unconscious Bias in Philanthropy

This guide is designed to help you, the grants management professional, understand bias, how it shows up in philanthropy, why it matters, and how you can improve impact and outcomes for communities historically disenfranchised from philanthropic benefit. This guide will cover some basic concepts and definitions around unconscious bias and some proven ways to reduce … Continued

How to Revisit Reporting

This workbook is designed to help you learn more about successful grant reporting practices and to begin a conversation in your organization about using your grant reports to their fullest potential. You’ll be guided through a process that will help you: Define the purpose of grant reporting in your organization Work with grantees to determine … Continued