Drive Equity: Collecting and Using Demographic Data

GWP Members Only Program
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
10:00am to 11:00am EDT
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For philanthropy to advance equity in all communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color, it needs to be able to understand the demographics of the organizations being funded (and declined), the people being served, and the communities impacted. Less than half of grantmakers collect demographic data, and there are many myths and barriers that prevent this data collection. More work and conversation is needed to help both grantmakers and nonprofits understand the importance of demographic data in assessing outcomes. 

Join GWP and PEAK Grantmaking for this interactive workshop, during which participants will:

  • Learn more about the myths and barriers that keep grantmakers and nonprofits from collecting and acting on this information. 
  • Be in conversation with your peers about how to move the field’s understanding of this issue forward. 
  • Learn how to “make the case” at your own organization for improving or implementing demographic data collection. 

This workshop will help build competencies in: 

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
  • Knowledge Management

Facilitator: Melissa Sines, Programs and Knowledge Director, PEAK Grantmaking 

This will be an interactive virtual session where breakout rooms will be used. Please plan to use your video and audio to participate, if possible. Connection details will be sent after registration.

We are committed to making GWP programs accessible to all members. If you have questions, or if an accommodation would be helpful to fully participate in this program, please reach out to Paula or call 412-471-6488 and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.