Regardless of how you answer the question of whether 2020 starts a new decade or ends the old one, there’s something about the symmetry of 2020 that particularly encourages me to look ahead and think about what the year might bring that relates to the work we do at Philanthropy Ohio.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
A key component in developing Philanthropy Ohio’s strategic framework was to learn about national trends in the philanthropic sector. I interviewed seven regional and national thought-leaders and reviewed numerous reports and studies. I’ve now brought this learning forward with updated information on high-level trends which grantmakers need to pay attention to.
This past September, 235 Philanthropy Ohio members, presenters and plenary speakers convened in Cincinnati for Philanthropy Forward ’19 and left energized to implement new ideas and practices into their work.
In Cincinnati last month for Philanthropy Forward ’19, we were thrilled to announce and applaud the 2019 Philanthropy Award winners. This year, we played videos that captured the winners’ accomplishments as well as statements from the nominators.
We are privileged to be philanthropy, to be stewards, influencers, educators, conveners and advocates. We are privileged to have the time and space to learn and think about our work.
We’ve just opened nominations for our annual philanthropy awards, celebrating a handful of organizations and individuals who exemplify the best of Ohio philanthropy. The four awards applaud those who are moving the field forward and getting work done in innovative and impactful ways to improve communities across Ohio.
Strategic plans often tell organizations what to do, how to do it and how to measure the work. Our strategic planning process led us in a different direction. Instead of describing the work, this process showed us who we want to be.
It’s the time of the year that we celebrate the best of the best in philanthropy. The four annual philanthropy awards applaud those who are moving the field forward and getting work done in innovative and impactful ways to improve our communities across Ohio. The awards recognize an emerging leader; an innovator; a diversity, equity, and inclusion champion and a lifetime achiever in philanthropy. Who will you nominate?
Here’s what’s on this year’s top 10 list for leisure time reading on the screened porch. Many of the books made the list as recommendations from the 2018 Equity Summit.
We believe that greater diversity, equity and inclusion is a matter of fairness and effectiveness in our profession. To have real impact in a diverse and complex world, organized philanthropy must effectively include these voices and draw upon them to intentionally engage issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in an authentic way.