Data Drives Equity in Nonprofit Talent and Leadership Development
Session materials from PEAK2019.
Foundations can advance nonprofit capacity building and sector-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals by considering equity when supporting grantee talent and leadership development. These investments are critically needed. Foundations dedicate only 1 percent of grant dollars to leadership development. This lack of investment significantly affects people of color, who, for more than a decade, have represented less than 20 percent of nonprofit executive directors/CEOs. The Kresge Foundation piloted its “Fostering Urban Equitable Leadership” program in 2017 to foster stronger, more diverse talent and more equitable organizations. Hear from Kresge about the work and success of this program. Identify ways grants management professionals can use data, insights, and grant reporting to make the case for investing in talent and leadership. Leave with examples, tools, resources, and concrete steps for advancing talent and leadership development, with an equity lens, in your organization.
Participants will learn about:
Using an equity lens to increase investments in nonprofit talent and leadership
Resources to inform investments in talent and leadership development
Leveraging data, including data on DEI, in conversations about equity-focused investments in talent and leadership development
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in grantmaking practices.
- Strategic Management: Promote organizational mission and goals and inspire colleagues to achieve them.