Understanding Identity, Privilege and Power in Philanthropic Practice

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:30am EST
Philanthropy New York; 320 East 43rd Street; NYC 10017
Members of PNY & Partner Orgs: 
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Conversations about identity - race, gender, queerness, ability, and much more – are increasingly prevalent in our society. Yet rarely do we have sufficient time and space to reflect on how our own identities influence how we see and how we are seen in our work. 

Join us for this interactive workshop that will explore the question, “How can we better understand our own identity, positionality, and power in order to better promote gender, racial, and economic justice through philanthropic work?” This workshop will explore how to incorporate social justice and anti-oppression practice more deeply into philanthropy and grantmaking work, through participants’ understanding of their own positionality, and how others interact with their privileges and power, or lack thereof.

  • What it means to do philanthropic work with an anti-oppression lens, acknowledging and working through questions of power and privilege
  • Identity and positionality work as a process, not an event or one-time goal, and how to make it a part of your regular practice
  • How to integrate a more grounded approach to identity and power into your current work in philanthropy


Designed for

All interested funders


8:45 - 9:00 AM  Check-in
9:00 - 11:30 AM  Program

Registration is required by December 9th.

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 register@philanthropynewyork.org. ($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.

Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

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