NCPGC 27th Annual Planned Giving Conference – May 17, 2019

Erin and I will be presenting a workshop at the 27th Annual Planned Giving Conference presented by the Northern California Planned Giving Council (NCPGC) on May 17. Here’s a description of the workshop:

DEI, Governance, and Grantmaking

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are buzzwords now receiving great attention as issues of social justice, including racial justice, have been elevated with the heated political climate and more voices calling for change.  Many nonprofit boards and leaders have expressed that their organizations are supportive of DEI principles, but, a relatively small percentage have made impactful changes to their board composition, their governing documents, their executive hiring practices, and/or their operations reflective of these values. This workshop will help attendees understand and develop strategies to incorporate DEI as core values into their governance structures and grantmaking.

The morning plenary, Shifting the Power Dynamics in Philanthropy, features Lateefah Simon, President, Akonadi Foundation, and Sam Cobbs, President, Tipping Point Community, in conversation with Steve Lew, Program Director, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. With all of the attention on this topic, catalyzed by three notable books published last year, I look forward to this conversation.

Three Notable Books on Power Dynamics and Philanthropy from 2018

Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas

Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better by Rob Reich

Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance by Edgar Villanueva

Some Highlights from the Conference

Stay tuned.