Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At MPC, we believe that increasing awareness, knowledge, and skills around diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and practices is key way for philanthropy to be more effective in Maine.

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2016 Philanthropy Partners Conference: Engaging the Many Voices of Maine

Conference Logo - Engaging the Many Voices of Maine
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (All day)
Point Lookout

Save the date for Maine Philanthropy Center's 2016 Conference, bringing together funders, nonprofits, advisors, and consultants working across Maine to speak frankly about shared issues and current challenges.Read more

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Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations

Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations
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July 2018
Based on survey responses of 205 leaders of nonprofit organizations with annual expenses between $100,000 and $100 million, Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations provides a collection of data on topics such as how diversity relates to the work of nonprofits and what demographic information nonprofits and funders alike are collecting — and how that information is used. The data in this report can inform foundation leaders and staff as they consider how they can most helpfully engage with their grantees on the topic of diversity.
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Race to Lead: Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap

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June 2017
From the report's executive summary: "The percentage of people of color in nonprofit executive director roles has remained under 20% for the past decade. To increase the number of people of color leading nonprofits, the sector needs a new narrative about the problem and new strategies to address it. Nonprofits have to transfer the responsibility for the racial leadership gap from those who are targeted by it (aspiring leaders of color), to those governing organizations."
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Hiding in Plain Sight: Implicit Bias Presentation

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October 2015
A burgeoning field of scholarship suggests that unequal racial, gender, and other outcomes may be partially explained by the implicit, or unconscious, bias held by many of us, particularly key decision-makers, such as doctors, teachers, judges, and philanthropists. From the 2015 Funders Forum, the presentation on implicit bias by speakers Johanna Wald and Andrew Grant-Thomas.
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Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry

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January 2015
A toolkit for responding to everyday bigotry. Developed by the Southern Law Poverty Center, the guide (available in pdf and website formats) provides advice and suggestions for responding to everyday bigotry in a variety of settings-- among family, among friends and neighbors, at work, at school, and in public. In the making of this book, the Southern Poverty Law Center gathered hundreds of stories of everyday bigotry from people across the United States. They told their stories through email, personal interviews and at roundtable discussions in four cities: Baltimore, Md.; Columbia, S.C.;...
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