Our New Report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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April 23, 2014

We're excited to share with your our latest report, "Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion." Produced in partnership with the D5 Coalition and the Seattle University Nonprofit Leadership Program, "Vision and Voice" is the product of a year-long process of research and dialogue with northwest foundation leaders about issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy. It includes findings from interviews with 23 regional foundation leaders and an in-depth exploration of a unique peer cohort we facilitated, consisting of 10 leaders who met on an ongoing basis to discuss and support each other in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations.

In addition to this report, we're also pleased to be welcoming a number of these leaders to The River Gathering next week, where they will join us for a plenary session focused on their powerful work together. We'll also be joined by D5 Coalition director Kelly Brown, whom Jeff Clarke interviewed last week.

Finally, on May 14, we'll host Embedding equity in grantmaking: three works-in-progress, in which we, The Seattle Foundation and Social Venture Partners Seattle will join in an honest, open conversation about the challenges we have faced embedding equity more squarely internally and through grantmaking.