In December 2016, CNJG hosted the first in a series of engagements examining how to apply a racial equity lens to grantmaking. Next, ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities, will help us delve deeper, providing concrete experiences on how to use a racial equity lens that can then be translated into your day-to-day work as a program officer, foundation executive, or CSR professional. The goal is to provide you with specific tools that you can use in analyzing the drivers of racial inequity as well as the impact of your grantmaking policies and decisions on communities of color. This lens is critical because sometimes the impacts of grantmaking decisions are hidden, but have a profound effect on racial inequity.
ABFE will share tools from their Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities Framework in two sessions. The learning will be cumulative so we ask that registrants plan to attend both sessions thought it is not necessary. In both sessions, participants will have an opportunity “pilot-test” the tools and discuss implications for application to their work.
Part One: (2/13/17) - Already held
This session is designed to help grantmakers build theories of change or “back-maps:” diagrams that illustrate the structural causes of racial inequity for black communities and their implications for grantmaking strategies.
Part Two: (3/6/2017)
In the final session, grantmakers will be introduced to a tool that helps you carry out a “racial equity impact analysis” to understand the potential impacts of foundation policies and practices on different racial/ethnic groups. In both sessions, participants will have an opportunity “pilot-test” the tools and discuss implications for application to their work.
Susan Taylor Batten, President & CEO, ABFE
Marcus Walton, VP & COO, ABFE
Cost: $35 for CNJG Members
Light Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
Note: Registration is sold out for this event
The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers thanks the Fund for New Jersey for its support of the Race, Racism and the Ramifications for Philanthropy series. Support for this program was also provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation. We also thank the Victoria Foundation for hosting this workshop series.