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Driving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion When Your Foundation’s Staff is Small

Organization Members Only

Foundations with limited staffing often face different challenges than large foundations. Addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues is often hampered by the limited capacity of a small foundation staff. In this session, panelists will share what their journeys have looked like, the practices they have changed or are looking to change, and the processes they have used to increase DEI in their organizations. Over the course of the conversation, you will learn simple actions to drive DEI, how to navigate situations where you lack support from the board, and what you can do as a grants manager to plan, initiate, and sustain conversations on DEI.


Traci Johnson
Program Officer
POISE Foundation

Miyesha Perry
Director of Grants Management
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Arlene Wilson-Grant
Director of Grants Management
Disability Rights Fund