Diversity Metrics Forum: Developing Standards for the Collection of Data on Diversity in Philanthropy

by Lawrence T. McGill; David Wolcheck; Lisa Jackson

Sep 1, 2010
In recent years, private foundation leaders have found themselves in the national spotlight due to growing public concern about the lack of available data on the diversity of foundation staff and boards, as well as grantee organizations and the communities they serve with the support of philanthropic dollars. This report summarizes the discussions that took place at the Diversity Metrics Forum, which brought together 47 foundation leaders, researchers, and representatives of philanthropic infrastructure organizations to discuss strategies for systematically collecting data on diversity in philanthropy.
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