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Driving Equity With Demographic Data

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Our latest release in PEAK’s suite of resources supporting the Drive Equity Principle for Peak Grantmaking explores the intricacies of demographic data collection. For philanthropy professionals, data can illuminate the impact of their grants, but working with the information you collect also comes with complex challenges.

This action planner is designed to help staff and leaders at funding organizations work through some of the fundamental questions that you will need to address by offering an overview of four action steps that you, as a funder, can take now to drive equity through your data-collection practices:

  1. Understand the Power of Equitable Data Collection Practices
  2. Decide on a Demographic Data Taxonomy
  3. Navigate the Legal and Privacy Landscape Surrounding Demographic Data
  4. Communicate Effectively About Your Demographic Data