NNCG WEBINAR: Equity: Philanthropy's New Buzz Word or the Key to Achieving your Foundation's Mission
Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Equity is a trending topic in philanthropy, but many foundations are struggling to understand exactly what it means and how to address it. How are foundations incorporating equity into their work? What practices must they embrace internally in order to become truly equitable externally? What hurdles are they encountering on their equity journeys and how are they navigating through difficult conversations?
In this session, NNCG chair Kris Putnam-Walkerly will present the findings of an equity field scan her firm recently completed, and discuss several key points that the scan revealed about how foundations are incorporating equity into their internal operations. She will be joined by Nonet Sykes, Director of Race Equity and Inclusion at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, who will share that foundation's groundbreaking and field-leading work in addressing and incorporating equity. Sykes will discuss the steps Casey is taking to infuse equity throughout the organization, as well as pitfalls and lessons learned.
You'll leave this session with a better understanding of what equity is and why it's important; the roles foundations and consultants can play; and how to find the right path to follow to a more equitable future.
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National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers
Founded in 2006, NNCG’s mission is to increase the quality, effectiveness and capacity of grantmakers by mobilizing and strengthening the work of knowledgeable, ethical, and experienced consultants.
Members benefit from peer networking and educational offerings that help to hone best practices and increase their impact. NNCG also serves as a national forum for cooperative involvement in addressing the principal issues, trends and challenges facing the field of philanthropy.