Part 2: Non-family Staff Peer Network: Racial Equity Discussions with Board and Staff

Join the your peers and the NCFP Fellows for a follow-up to the April 15 Peer Network event. This interactive conversation will cover how to address racial equity internally. Discuss how to approach tough conversations and how to bridge the gap that oftentimes exists between board and staff on equity issues. Bring your topics, favorite resources, and questions for peer staff members. A variety of resources have been collected from your peers from the last call. Additionally, your peers have asked:

  • How are white foundation leaders messaging the importance of investing in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-led and serving organizations? Additionally, how are we talking to our boards about evolving or increasing leadership structures of foundations to include more BIPOC leaders and non-family members in decision making?
  • What does equity look like in practice? What other tactics are you using to increase BIPOC-led and serving organization funding at board level?

NCFP’s Non-family Staff Peer Network, chaired by Denise Porche, Steve Toben, and Kim Wright, is designed for senior level non-family staff members who work at family foundations in NCFP’s Friends of the Family network. This time is peer-directed, with NCFP staff and other outside experts serving as resources. Join your peers and build a network of colleagues facing the unique challenges, complications, and joys that are inherent in this role.

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