How Racially Equitable is Your Foundation? Assessing Your Practice

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 -
9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York; 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC 10036
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Are you a foundation executive interested in holding a mirror up to your policies and practices internally to ensure they’re not racially biased or inequitable? Are you unsure of where to start and how to get a process like this going?

Race and racism are getting increased attention in the field of philanthropy. Yet while an increasing number of philanthropy organizations have become committed to promoting issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion through grantmaking, many still don’t quite know how to approach these issues internally. 

Join in this workshop aimed at CEO’s, COO’s and other organizational administrators who want to think critically about the questions they should ask and the data they need in order to take concrete steps that build racial equity in their foundations. In this interactive session, critical race theorist and expert on issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace Meredith Reitman will share the tools social science research brings that can be useful to foundations as they consider this important work.  Most importantly, she’ll break it down in ways that are actionable, including hiring, promotions, and retentions, so that you can walk away with a potential path forward.

  • The type of questions foundations can ask to guide a racial equity analysis
  • The range of methodologies available to foundations to answer those questions
  • How to translate findings into steps to build racial equity in your foundation


Designed for

All interested funders.


8:45 - 9:00 AM  Check-in
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Program

Registration is required by March 20.

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 ($150 fee)

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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