The Smartest Way to Promote Diversity: Pay for Overhead at Charities Led by People of Color
Originally published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 20, 2019
Fred J. Ali, President and CEO of the Weingart Foundation, Claire Knowlton, NFF Director, Advisory Services, and Trella Walker, NFF Associate Director, Advisory Services, discuss 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.
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