• Perspective

    Effective Engagement Starts and Ends with Respect

    Even when we don’t mean to — and even when it runs counter to who we want to be — we can fall into ineffective patterns of operating that exclude, rather than engage, key stakeholders.
    • May 19, 2017
  • Perspective

    Change Incubator Lessons Learned

    Here are five key lessons learned from our pilot Change Incubator program, along with examples from our participating foundations.
    • April 5, 2017
  • Perspective

    How can I bring a DEI lens to my organization?

    The Race Matters Toolkit provides a comprehensive look at how race and equity directly impact foundation officials and program staff, community members and policymakers and advocates.
    • April 5, 2017
  • Perspective

    Focus and Hope

    Now is the opportunity for foundations to gain a clarity that has the potential to spark progress that will serve both philanthropy and the organizations that we support well into the future.
    • March 22, 2017
  • Perspective

    Grantmaking with a racial equity lens

    A racial equity lens focuses on how race and ethnicity impact experiences with access to opportunities, outcomes and power.
    • March 6, 2017
  • Perspective

    Recognize privilege and confront it to do philanthropy well

    We all have blind spots. Our blind spots may cause us to change lanes when it isn’t safe to do so or ignore a pattern of negative behavior from a loved one that is obvious to others. Regardless, blind spots impair our judgment in meaningful ways.
    • March 1, 2017
  • Perspective

    What is diversity, equity and inclusion?

    The D5 coalition has created a series of tools to help grantmakers understand, identify and communicate advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their individual work and throughout their organizations.
    • January 27, 2017
  • Perspective

    Protecting Progress in the Trump Era

    What will the Trump Administration mean for the nonprofit organizations who serve our communities? What will it mean for the grantmakers who make up the GEO community?
    • January 5, 2017
  • Perspective

    Privilege is a blind spot that we need to recognize and confront to do philanthropy well

    We all have blind spots. They impair our judgment in meaningful ways. For many in philanthropy, privilege is a blind spot.
    • August 11, 2016
  • Perspective

    Putting Grantees at the Center of Philanthropy

    This series, produced in partnership with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, tells the story of why and how grantee inclusion is key to effective philanthropy, from both the funder and nonprofit perspectives.
    • July 26, 2016