POC in Philanthropy

An extension of Lady Links, last updated on NOVEMBER 3, 2019:

diverse databases

Super-Diversity Website – created by UBC’s Daniel Hiebert – combines Census and immigration data to reveal demographic insights about Canada’s population. Intense!


100 Ethic Minority Executives – 2018 Role Models – HERE

(Credit goes to Manpreet Dhillon for posting on her LinkedIn feed.)

Black Women Running For Office (USA) – searchable by name and state – HERE

Global Diversity List – several directory listings including Top 10 Women’s Employee Networks – LISTS

HERstory in Black – 150 black women who have made a place in Canadian history – searchable by name and photo – LISTING

diversity blogs + reports

WOC + Lib – A resource showcasing many voices of WOC in librarianship (an industry adjacent to prospect development) by Lorin BLOG

Center for Effective Philanthropy, Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations, 2018 – REPORT

Conference Board of Canada, Advancing Diverse Leadership on Canada’s Corporate Boards, Annual Report Card 2018 – REPORT

Heidrick and Struggles, Board Monitor 2017 – Is Diversity at an Impasse? (Bad news for gender parity on Fortune 500 boards last year…) DOWNLOAD

Research Papers: Diverse Communities in Canada by AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada – 2015 – LINKS

Diversity in Giving. The Changing Landscape of American Philanthropy by blackbaud – 2015 – PDF

diversity on non-profit boards + staff (or lack thereof)

Money, Power and Race: The Lived Experience of Fundraisers of Color by Cause Effective, 2019 – REPORT

Great Charity Speakers (who aren’t male or white), a list curated by Mandy Johnson


Race to Lead. Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap by Building Movement Project – 2017 – DOWNLOAD

The State of Change: An Analysis of Women and People of Color in the Philanthropic Sector; Council on Foundations; July/August 2017 – REPORT

Guidestar’s nonprofit profiles now feature details about diversity in board composition – SEARCH


AABLI – African American Board Leadership Institute (to bring greater diversity to nonprofit leadership)

AADO – African American Development Officers (Network)

American Muslim Fund – A Community Foundation of DAFs and Giving Circles

AAPIP – Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy

ABFE – A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities

B3 Canada – Building Breakthrough Boards (B3)

Black Fundraisers UK – Vision: every black fundraiser has the skills and the expertise to become a leader within their given sector.

POC Donors Collective

WOCF – Women of Color Foundation, a non-profit offering education and networking, based in Cleveland, Ohio.

meet some WOC in philanthropy

Helen Choi – BIO 

Valaida Fullwood – BIO

Mellody Hobson – BIO

Hali Lee – BIO

Gerri Nakirigya Lutaaya – LINKEDIN

Marsha Morgan – BIO

Tanya Rumble – LINKEDIN

Melody Song – TWITTER

Nikia Washington – BIO 

Who else? Please help me identify more women of colour who are actively changing the face of philanthropy.


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