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Diversity & Inclusion Strategies for Philanthropy

  • Impact Hub 220 2nd Avenue South Seattle, WA, 98168 United States (map)

Diversity & Inclusion Strategies for Philanthropy

Wednesday, August 29th 9-12pm

Impact Hub 220 S. Main St Seattle

Diversity breeds innovation. With over $500B dollars at play for social change, and growing, philanthropy 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. An EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion) lens is a powerful way to reframe your organization's work to drive sustainable change.

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 EDI 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 for EDI, grounded in philanthropy and the social sector  

  • Understand how an EDI lens can be used to assess program or investment strategy, evaluation, outreach, hiring and fund development

  • 100-day plan to build greater EDI awareness within your organization

Through this workshop conversation, we will ask powerful questions and work with you to generate strategies for integrating EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion) 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 focus at the intersection of EDI, Program Strategy and Fundraising - and 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'sā€™ 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?


9am Welcome and introductions

9:20-9:50m The history of philanthropy and  current philanthropic landscape

9:50-10:50am Explore a EDI framework at the intersection of program strategy, fundraising 

10:50-11am BREAK

11-11:45am Strategies for implementation: tomorrow and beyond

11:45-12pm Close and network

Note: *Wherever you are in your own relationship to EDI 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