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.

Scroll down for resources and programs related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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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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GCIR Resources for Funders on Immigration

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November 2016
Two fact sheets for funders on immigration developed by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and shared at the 10/20/2016 Community-Engaged Grantmaking workshop. The first is Talking Points on Immigration for Funders, the second is a Funders Guide to Grants and Immigration Status.
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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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Responsive Philanthropy Special Issue on Implicit Bias in Philanthropy

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May 2015
A special issue of Responsive Philanthropy devoted to what philanthropy can do to combat implicit bias, or the way in which our unconscious minds shape and contribute to our thoughts and actions. A diverse roster of authors explores how this phenomenon both affects the many challenges we as a society face and its implications for how philanthropy addresses these issues.
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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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