Special Report

November 19, 2019

The 2018 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals Report: A Tale of Two Sectors – Infographic

This infographic distills findings from The 2018 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals Report: A Tale of Two Sectors. Produced in partnership with CHANGE Philanthropy and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), both the report and infographic explore diversity in the philanthropic workforce. Overall, we found a statistically significant difference between funders with a social justice focus and all other funders. Social justice funders were much more likely to have higher representation of LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities. This infographic notes: People of color accounted for 37.8 percent of people on the staff or board of participating foundations. However, the percentage varied […]
November 18, 2019

The 2018 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals Report: A Tale of Two Sectors

In 2018, Funders for LGBTQ Issues set out to survey the board and staff of foundations in order to identify how many LGBTQ people worked in philanthropy — which resulted in The Philanthropic Closet: LGBTQ People in Philanthropy. In the designing the survey, we realized that we had an opportunity to not only ask about sexual orientation and gender identity but also to inquire about a range of personal identifiers. With the inaugural Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey, we asked participants to identify their role within their foundation, their age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, and disability status. […]
October 15, 2018

The Philanthropic Closet Infographic

The Philanthropic Closet Infographic distills the findings from the associated report The Philanthropic Closet: LGBTQ People in Philanthropy, which highlights the findings on sexual orientation and gender identity from the inaugural Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey, a first-of-its-kind pilot study on diversity in philanthropy, conducted in partnership with SMU DataArts and made possible by funding from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. In total, 947 individuals from 36 foundations participated. Thirty-four percent of individuals responded to the survey, resulting in the highest response rate of any such survey SMU DataArts has conducted. As a result, with a 99.9 percent […]
October 11, 2018

The Philanthropic Closet: LGBTQ People in Philanthropy

  The Philanthropic Closet: LGBTQ People in Philanthropy highlights the findings on sexual orientation and gender identity from the inaugural Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey, a first-of-its-kind pilot study on diversity in philanthropy, conducted in partnership with SMU DataArts and made possible by funding from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Thirty-four percent of individuals responded to the survey, resulting in the highest response rate of any such survey SMU DataArts has conducted. As a result, with a 99.9 percent confidence level, the findings are representative of the composition of the 36 participating foundations. Highlights from the report […]
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