What’s happening around diversity and inclusion among foundations?
At the AFP 2016 International Conference, Brenda Asare, President & CEO of The Alford Group spoke briefly about foundations and their interactions with not-for-profits around diversity and inclusion.
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At The Alford Group, diversity is one of our core values and we are proud to have been the diversity partner with AFP and the AFP Foundation for the past 17 years. We hosted this year’s AFP Diversity Session, “Foundations Empowering Change: Not Business As Usual,” which featured a facilitator and panelists who are committing funds, insights, counsel, social capital, time and other resources toward building diversity, equity, and inclusion in their own organizations and the organizations with which they partner. They are:
- Linetta Gilbert, Managing Partner, Gilbert & Associates (Facilitator)
- Miki Akimoto, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
- HeHershe Busuego, The Boston Foundation
- Beth Smith, The Hyams Foundation
Let’s start at the very beginning…a very good place to start…
Remember that song from The Sound of Music? Just like Do-Re-Mi, we must understand and use a shared set of building blocks if we want to sing together. Linetta Gilbert provided us with a primer and reminder of the key terms and concepts we all need to use to share and advance our ongoing conversation. Continue reading