NCG is excited to announce our 2012 Diversity in Philanthropy series, four programs designed to provide our members with information on a variety of local and national effforts aimed at building the awareness and importance of diversity in grantmaking. With a variety of initiatives underway in the sector now, NCG has a role to play as your network builder to connect you with information about the different approaches funders are taking in their strategies to address the needs of diverse communities.
These quarterly programs are free and open to all members thanks to the sponsorship and partnership of:
In 2007, NCG launched the Diversity in Philanthropy Initiative in partnership with Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) and San Diego Grantmakers (SDG). While NCG has long considered diversity to be a fundamental topic for consideration by the philanthropic sector, this Initiative is intended to help foundations understand diversity-related concerns within the field and the impact on the nonprofit sector at-large.
As communities become more diverse, foundations face a growing need to assess the continuing relevance of their programmatic objectives. How are foundations identifying and addressing the emerging challenges associated with increasing diversity?
The Initiative is part of NCG's effort to increase philanthropy's visibility, capacity, and effectiveness in civil society; to build grantmaker effectiveness and advance best practices; and to foster collaborations and other creative ways for foundations to work together to better address critical needs in our region.
To this end, NCG aspires to provide the regional field of philanthropy with leadership and learning opportunities aimed at increasing accountability and ihttp://www.hewlett.org/mpact.