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Summer 2015 Update

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Conference Sessions

actionIn September D5’s Kelly Brown was a plenary speaker and panelist at Philanthropy Forward ’15, the Philanthropy Ohio Annual Conference in Cincinnati, OH. Building on the conference focus on equity, D5 was able to share lessons learned from D5 over the past five years.


In July, D5 moderated a session at the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers Annual Conference, Regional Associations Advancing Issues at the Core of All Philanthropy, featuring panelists Delia Coleman, Donors Forum; Audrey Haberman, Philanthropy Northwest; and Theresa Jackson, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia.


actionIn September, D5 was featured at a Washington, DC, gathering of thought leaders, Diversity and Inclusion in the 21st Century: Re-Imagining the Future of Museums, hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.

Communications Training

leadersIn July, D5 and Hattaway Communications offered a communications workshop to 17 PLACES Fellows (Professionals Learning About Community, Equity & Smart Growth), participants in the year-long program for emerging philanthropic leaders offered by Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities. Participants learned the importance of being clear on audience (e.g., Fatigued Fighters and Heartfelt Pragmatists), and how to craft a message that effectively conveys the importance of advancing DEI in philanthropy.


actionIn August, D5 was a featured presenter in a webinar hosted by Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA)Advancing Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy. The at-capacity audience of 100 grantmakers and stakeholders learned about GIA’s recent work on racial equity in arts philanthropy and the implications of D5’s work for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in arts philanthropy. Download D5’s presentation here.


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