Nonprofit Sector

The Smartest Way to Promote Diversity: Pay for Overhead at Charities Led by People of Color

June 20, 2019

Originally published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy , June 20, 2019

The unconscious biases in funding practices that can hurt organizations led by people of color and those that work in neighborhoods with limited access to wealth. Developing equitable funding practices will take time, and we will inevitably make mistakes. But we cannot afford to continue to do what’s comfortable.

Read more to learn how we can change this.


Authors: Fred J. Ali, President and CEO, Weingart Foundation; Claire Knowlton, Director, Advisory Services, Nonprofit Finance Fund; Trella Walker, Associate Director, Advisory Services, Nonprofit Finance Fund

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