As part of a broader inclusion strategy, grantmaking is an important place for companies to implement a priority of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In the United States, there is a significant funding gap between White-led and Black-led early-stage nonprofit organizations, as well as a gap between the types of grants awarded to organizations led by people of color, with White-led nonprofits receiving significantly more unrestricted gifts. This session will address the application design, grant approval process, and individual unconscious bias elements which can help support equity in grantmaking decisions.
Liz Rogers, Director of Executive Education and Advisory Products, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
Liz joined the Center in 2011 with a background in education and content development. As the director of executive education, she oversees the public enrollment courses including online, in-person, and blended professional development and learning programs on corporate citizenship topics from reporting to volunteerism. She leads the Center’s team of executive advisors and teaching fellows to deliver customized programs and projects to member companies in an advisory and consulting capacity on topics including sustainability, strategy, communications, and peer benchmark assessments. Liz is a diversity and inclusion facilitator, and is certified on the IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) framework, an index rooted in research on cultural inclusion and sensitivity. In her capacity as director of executive education, Liz also teaches corporate citizenship courses on Strategy, Communications, Stakeholder Identification and Prioritization, and Corporate Giving.