The report is a result of a six month study conducted with the NYC Nonprofit Board Development Coalition, led by NYC Service, which assessed nonprofit board composition, board policies, as well as procedures. The study discovered that nonprofit leadership demographics do not reflect the diversity of New York City; DEI is valued, but not effectively addressed; representation in leadership matters; board complacency and resistance to change impede DEI; and boards may be perpetuating harmful biases.
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This report examines the racial, gender, sexuality, and disability staff demographics of participating New York City-area foundations and nonprofits. It also looks at grantmaking policies and data collection around diversity and inclusion, examines the institutional capacities of nonprofit organizations, and looks at the range of ways that nonprofits define themselves as “minority-led.”
The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) examined the perspectives of foundation CEOs and learned that there is much agreement on the audiences for their transparency efforts. Foundation CEOs also agree about what they believe is the most important information to share with those audiences.However, foundation practice lags behind CEOs’ beliefs.
Susan Olivo of Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation says that the starting point for more inclusive philanthropy is simply to reframe your thinking.
Your VISION for 2025 – A Report on Year One At the start of 2014, Philanthropy New York faced two separate challenges. The first was the recognition that its strategic plan set forth ambitious goals in the areas of programming,...