Data: Friend or Foe?: Embedding Equity in Grantmaking, Part 2

Thu, October 23, 2014,
3:30pm to 5:00pm PDT
Social Venture Partners, 220 2nd Ave S. #3, Seattle, WA 98104

Philanthropy Northwest, Social Venture Partners Seattle, The Seattle Foundation and United Way of King County invite you to an ongoing conversation about equity in philanthropy. Specifically, around the use of data in philanthropy and grantmaking.

Rather than bringing in experts, we are hoping to create a safe space for problem solving, peer consultation and advice –- so please bring your dilemmas and challenges. This will be an opportunity to gnaw on tough issues and come together as a learning community.

Potential topics for conversation might include:

  • How does data influence your grantmaking practice or internal conversations?
  • What are some of the unintended consequences when our own certainty about what the "right" answer is limits our search for new data or new interpretations, or both?
  • Where does community inclusion fit into a theory of change heavily driven by data and “experts”?
  • Does data reveal inequity or hide what’s there?

Please join us for an honest, open conversation about the challenges we face embedding equity more squarely internally and through grantmaking.

This conversation is continues an earlier discussion, “Embedding equity in grantmaking: three works-in-progress,” held on May 14, 2014. Participation in that program is not required.

This funders' discussion is open only to Philanthropy Northwest members.