Putting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Principles into Practice

DEI Lessons from Five Seasoned Grantmakers

When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion, many grantmakers are moving past the pledges and are putting the principles into action. While this is urgent work, grantmaking organizations must also recognize it is a long-term commitment.

In this guide, you will hear from five seasoned grantmakers about how they are putting DEI best practices into action, and what they’ve learned along the way, including:

  • How to make sure DEI is reflected in the organization’s mindset, and isn’t just a box to check for annual training
  • Ways to bring more diverse talents into your organization, outside of just your employees
  • Why your application needs to be reviewed regularly, and how these organizations are making changes

Want to Learn More?

As part of Blackbaud’s Thought Leadership Webinar Series, Blackbaud’s Manager of Global Social Responsibility Melissa Furr hosted a conversation with philanthropy experts Tonia Wellons, President and CEO at the Greater Washington Community Foundation; Rhett Mabry, President at The Duke Endowment; and Michael Boulware Moore, VP of Diversity and Inclusion at Blackbaud, to explore what actions their organizations are taking to put equity into practice.

Check out the full webinar for more examples of how organizations are incorporating DEI practices into their grantmaking.