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Diversity and Inclusion in Fundraising and Philanthropy

  • Atlast Workbase 500 Mercer St. Seattle Wa, 98109 (map)

Diversity and Inclusion in Fundraising and Philanthropy

April 4th 9-2pm Atlas Workbase

Diversity breeds innovation. With over $500B dollars at play for social change, and growing, the social-good sector needs to adapt to a changing landscape of donors and nonprofits. The future of philanthropy lies with women, millennials, and people of color - who are investing billions in social change. A diversity and inclusion lens is a powerful way to reframe your organization's work to drive sustainable change, towards increased equity and access.

This training is ideal for social sector individuals and organizations looking to embrace DEI across all levels of their organization. If you are looking to create an equity committee, an D & I  statement or secure committed budget amount to live your values, then join us. You will walk away from this workshop with practical tools to engage your colleagues and implement policies, resources, and tools to live equity.

Learning outcomes:

  • Build a shared vocabulary, grounded in philanthropy and the social sector

  • Understand how a D & I lens can be used to assess program strategy, evaluation, outreach, hiring and fund development

  • Tools to build a 100 day plan to build greater D & I awareness within your organization

  • Ideas and framework for building greater DEI within your organization

Through this workshop conversation, we will ask powerful questions and work with you to generate strategies for integrating D & I  to drive impact within your organization. This is an opportunity to connect, collaborate and be in community with social sector professions, looking to build self and organizational awareness to guide action.

Guiding Questions

We will share best practice solutions that will help you take the steps forward to building an organization that is inclusive.

  • What would it look like to meet your organization's’ mission?

  • Are you in alignment with your organizational values internally with your own staff and externally with your clients or program delivery?

  • How do you engender trust when giving or getting money?


9 - 9:15am Welcome

9:15 - 9:30am The history of philanthropy and social sector, current philanthropic landscape

9:30 -10am Current State of D & I in your organization

10 - 11am D & I frameworks at the the intersection of program strategy, fundraising and operations

11am - 12pm Strategies for implementation: tomorrow and beyond


12:30 - 2pm Share and Solve - Bring organizational issues and co-create solutions

Close and network 

Note: *Wherever you are in your own relationship to D & I work, you can join in the conversation and start where you are.

** Recommend reading:

Race to Lead report by Building Movements Project

Decolonizing Wealth by Edgar Villanova

Power Moves by National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Hopeful Trends in Philanthropy by Vu Le Nonprofit AF

Race and Equity by Lupe Poblano at Compass Point

About Atlas Workbase:

ATLAS Workbase gives you the freedom to work when you want in a state-of-the-art, intentionally designed business setting.

And unlike other coworking spaces in Seattle, you choose the space that meets your needs each time you visit. Flexible rate packages for part-time use; no long-term lease required.