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|Location:||S.F. State University - Downtown Campus 835 Market Street, Room #607|
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A Conversation with D5: Diversity in Philanthropy in All Dimensions is part of NCG's 2012 Diversity in Philanthropy series. Learn more >>
Vincent Robinson (moderator), The 360 Group
Kelly Brown, D5 Coalition
Roger Doughty, Horizons Foundation
Lynne O’Hara, Special Hope Foundation
D5 was created to help foundations achieve greater impact in an increasingly diverse world. Over the past two years, more than a dozen organizations, with connections to thousands of foundations, have come together through the D5 coalition to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by 2015. In this fourth and final program in NCG’s 2012 Diversity Series, funders will learn how D5 is working to make philanthropy genuinely inclusive of all diverse communities— racial and ethnic communities, LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities.
Please join us for a peer-to-peer moderated conversation with Kelly Brown, D5’s Director who will share what D5 is learning and promoting in the field in terms of foundations’ policies and practices. She will also share examples of the field’s progress in the work aimed at racial and ethnic communities, and the challenge of more fully addressing LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities. She will be joined by Roger Doughty of the Horizons Foundation which funds LGBTQ issues and Lynne O’Hara of The Special Hope Foundation which funds adults with developmental disabilities. For funders who are grappling with moving the diversity needle beyond race and towards great DEI of all communities, this program is one not be missed!
This program will feature an update on the D5’s coalitions work, followed by dynamic discussion on developing strategies toward greater inclusiveness:
• Share stories about how your foundation has approached diversity, equity and inclusion across all communities
• Discuss the challenges—and opportunities— involved in extending the dialogue about diversity beyond race and ethnicity
• Brainstorm strategies for crafting a broadly inclusive message about DEI and how foundations can work more collaboratively to share resources and develop common goals
• Learn about the work of D5 and how it can help your foundation deepen its work in DEI
Kelly Brown is Director of the D5 Coalition. Prior to D5 she was Principal Consultant at Viewpoint Consulting, which provides program design, planning, research, and facilitation services to nonprofits, philanthropic organizations and individuals investing resources to strengthen underserved communities. Ms. Brown has served as Director of Programs and Evaluation at Marguerite Casey Foundation and as Grants Director at the Vanguard Public Foundation where she designed, launched and managed three new grantmaking programs. Kelly was Director of Marketing and Industry Relations at OpNet, an innovative nonprofit that created digital workforce opportunities for low-income young adults and served as Administrative Director for TransAfrica, a national foreign policy organization at the forefront of efforts to secure a peaceful transition to a multi-racial democracy in South Africa. She has served on the Executive Committee and as Executive Director of Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy, on the board of the Funding Exchange and is currently on the board of the Center for Community Change.
Kelly has an M.B.A from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, a BA in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara and was a Sloan Foundation Fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Chicago, researching the intersection between leadership, organizational networks and contemporary social movements.
Roger Doughty is the Executive Director of the Horizons Foundation. Prior to joining Horizons Foundation in 2002, Roger was most recently the Executive Director of Horizons Community Services in Chicago, the Midwest's largest LGBT social service and advocacy organization. During his tenure, Roger led that organization's expansion into the future Chicago LGBT Community Center. Before that he served as Director of Program Administration for the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, where he oversaw the Center's 40-plus programs and services. Roger's San Francisco background includes his tenure in the law firm of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, where he specialized in refugee, immigration and asylum cases involving gender-related persecution and sexual orientation. Roger also has served as president of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance in Washington D.C. and Associate Director of the Coro Foundation. Since 1998, he has served on the board of the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC).
Roger has a BA from Williams College, a Masters of Public Policy from U.C. Berkeley, and a JD from U.C. Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law.
Lynne O’Hara is the President and Executive Director of The Special Hope Foundation, a family foundation with a mission to promote the establishment of comprehensive health care services for adults with developmental disabilities designed to address their unique and fundamental needs. As the sole staff member, she worked with a board composed of family and community members to build funding capacity and increase effective grantmaking. Prior to the inauguration of this effort, the foundation administered a grant program in support of organizations that represented the full spectrum of nonprofits dedicated to benefitting individuals with all types of disabilities. She is a member of the Disability Funders Network and Association of Small Foundations where she has presented on Strengthening Organizational Infrastructure. In addition, she has played an active role in the community through her work with Urban Ministries in Palo Alto and Hope for Kids in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Vincent Robinson is Managing Partner of The 360 Group. Vincent founded The 360 Group to realize his commitment to excellence and impact in social sector organizations. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Bay Area (SVP) and spearheaded its merger with Northern California Grantmakers. In addition, he has worked for a variety of private and social sector organizations, including Goldman Sachs, AT Kearney, Harder and Company Research, Planned Parenthood and the National AIDS Fund. A skilled facilitator, Vincent has worked with a range of groups— large and small—to drive to practicable conclusions.
Vincent currently sits on the Advisory Boards of REDF (formerly the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund), Institute for Nonprofit Management at the University of San Francisco, and the Organizing Committee of Common Sense California. He was a New York City Urban Fellow, and holds an honors AB in Political Science and American Studies, an MBA and certificate in nonprofit management, all from Stanford University. Reflecting his commitment to developing leadership, he is also on various selection committees, including those of Coro and the Association of Black Foundation Executives.
Mitchell Kapor Foundation
David and Lucile Packard Foundation