Our Learning

This section focusses on the learning programme of the DEI coalition.

The Coalition meet 4 times a year and will upload all slides, presentations and materials here.

We are happy to share these resources but we would request that authorship or the source is always acknowledged in order to recognise the time and effort invested in preparing and collating them.

Session 1

“DEI work is not like an on-off light switch, it is more like a dimmer switch that you push up day after day and month after month.”

This introductory session focussed on understanding the definitions of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and discussing why this work was important for Foundations.
Slides Session 1
Session 1 Summary Notes
Meyer DEI Spectrum Tool 2018
Session 1 Follow up Reading and Resources
DEI Self assessment
Reflections from Session 1 by James Lee

Session 2

Equity in Grantmaking

Due to the Covid 19 Crisis and the rapidly changing environment in which foundations are now working, a decision was taken to focus the second session on Equity in grant funding distribution.As these sessions are being run over Zoom, they have been split into three parts taking place over 3 weekly sessions

Day 2a – Understanding Equity and Inequality (April 2020)

Unpicking the terms Equity/Equality/Inequality and understanding the picture of inequality in the UK with Fahmida Rahman from the Resolution Foundation.

Understanding Inequality Slides (Fahmida Rahman)
Targeted Universalism explained
‘An African American Students Dilemma’ extract
The 4th Box – Understanding Equity v Equality
Session 2a Summary Notes
Session 2a Recording of Presentation with Fahmida Rahman
Session 2a Recording of Q and A session with Fahmida Rahman
Day 2b – Equity and Covid 19 (May 2020)
Day 2c Operationalising Equity in Grantmaking (May 2020)