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Funders, Your Grant Application Process May Be Perpetuating Inequity

Realize how the zeitgeist of philanthropy has started shifting more and more toward equity, diversity, and inclusion, though the processes have not necessarily shifted simultaneously.

Nonprofit AF

CCF (Community-Centric Fundraising)

Explore how to ground your organization's fundraising in values of equity and social justice.

CCF (Community-Centric Fundraising)

State of the Work: Tackling the Tough Challenges to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (4th Annual Report)

Page 25 of this report reviews six general types of actions and tools that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Tools & Resources

Communication Tools

Effectively communicate the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion to your colleagues and peers.

D5 Coalition
Tools & Resources

Resource Database

Explore practical tools and resources developed to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy.

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Tools & Resources

DEI Self-Assessment

Identify areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion work that your foundation is already engaged in and opportunities for growth.

D5 Coalition

Policies, Practices, and Programs for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Review the most effective policies, practices, and programs to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

D5 Coalition

Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens

Explore how a racial equity lens can help you scan your field or community, cultivate new leaders, encourage creative approaches, get people talking, and nourish change inside your own foundation.


How Grantmaking Can Create Adaptive Organizations

Discover an approach where philanthropists create collaborative relationships with grantees to cultivate critical thinking, learning, and adaptation, rather than giving grants in return for prescribed programs and outcomes.

Stanform Social Innovation Review (SSIR)

Smashing Silos in Philanthropy: Multi-Issue Advocacy and Organizing for Real Results

Encourage foundations to not only fund advocacy and organizing in their chosen fields of endeavor but also nurture the ecosystem of the grassroots.

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

Sometimes the best thing we donors can do to advance social justice is to just write the check and get out of the way

A cheeky take on the role that should be played by donors and foundations in their relationship with nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit AF

Let's Make Fundraising Less Racist! - Community-Centric Fundraising 2020 Launch

Learn how to ground your fundraising in race, equity and social justice to move it toward a community-centric one.

Community-Centric Fundraising


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