Diverse Approaches to Achieving Diversity

Monday, October 13, 3:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Dogwood B, M1/Street Level

Organized by Angie Kim, program officer, The Getty Foundation. Presented by Angie Kim, Jessica Chao, vice-president, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and Vincent Robinson, founder and managing partner, 360 Group.

Grantmakers effect greater diversity through giving as well as through our other roles as employers, consumers, and civic participants. The first part of this session will feature updates on the groundbreaking study, Philanthropy in a Changing Society: Achieving Effectiveness through Diversity that analyzes 25 years of data from Council on Foundations on diversity programs; findings from an evaluation of the Getty Foundation’s 16-year old diversity internship program that offers a lens through which to perceive how the issues around diversity have changed; and a presentation on ways in which grantmakers can achieve greater impact through a focus on diversity. Following this, the majority of our time will be in a moderated conversation with members to converse about the role diversity plays in our grantmaking: Does diversity foster creativity and how? Has diversity become too overwhelming to deal with? Why should grantmakers achieve diversity? How have the definitions of diversity changed over the years, and where are we now? What can we do to increase diversity in grantmaking and in the field?

Suggested links:

Philanthropy in a Changing Society
Getty Foundation Grants for Multicultural Intern-ships
The 360 Group