Since the murder of George Floyd, racial equity has become an increasing focus for organizations in all sectors, driven by both cultural and internal pressures. Just as many corporations are taking a long-overdue look at business practices, many grantmakers and philanthropy-serving organizations are deeply reassessing strategies and structures with racial equity now at the center, asking the critical question: What do we need to change for our stated values to be reflected in our operations?
As organizations work to progress along the racial equity continuum, staff in all areas are instrumental to reexamining internal functions and practices through a racial equity lens (from program development to consulting and procurement, to hiring and staff development).
What are some unintended consequences of our grantmaking strategies? What kind of insight lives in our organizations that we can leverage to strengthen our values? What have we learned from examining our organizational histories and practices?
Such questions all require knowledge and analysis that "knowledge management" (KM) practitioners are well-suited to support. At the same time, longtime KM experts are scrutinizing their own practices and learning to correct for inequities in the historical record.
Join us for a workshop and discussion on how KM practitioners are integral to advancing the work to achieve greater racial equity within organizations.
An overview of what KM looks like in different organizations
Insights into specific KM practices and tools that can help advance racial equity
Questions to take back to your organization
- Ari Kramer, Communications Officer, Knowledge Management, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Nicolette (Nicki) Lodico, Director, Global Information and Knowledge Management, Ford Foundation
- Donita Volkwijn (Moderator), Manager, Knowledge Management, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
All interested funders, regardless of roles. What to expect: presentation followed by breakout discussions
2:00 - 4:00 PM Program
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)
Non-Member Funders: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org ($150 fee).
Registration is required by July 19th.
Registrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to the program.
Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
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