“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 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.
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
Targeted Universalism Primer
‘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
Day 2b – Equity and Covid 19 (May 2020)
Day 2c Operationalising Equity in Grantmaking (May 2020)
Data, Data, Data.
In this session, the coalition focused on the use and collection of data. Why is it important to collect data? What data should funders be collecting and how should it inform your strategy? The Arts Council also kindly provided us with a case study.
DEI and data presentation by Fozia Irfan
Analysing Funding Distribution by Charlotte Carter
Arts Council a Case Study by Abid Hussain
At this session, we were joined by a number of experts to consider two critical issues and their overlap – diversity in recruitment and building an inclusive culture.
Panel 1 – Discussing recruiting for greater diversity – potential & pitfalls
Gera Patel from Campbell Tickell
Shivani Smith from Perrett Laver
Penny Wilson from Getting on Board
Panel 2 – Building an Inclusive Culture
Ayo Wallace from Future Foundations
Ruth Hunt from Words and Deeds
John Spiers from GCIL Equality Academy
Recruitment and Inclusion Best Practice by Fozia Irfan
Recruitment for Board Diversity by Penny Wilson
Recordings of Panels (to follow)
Midway Reflections and Updates
A year into our journey, how far have we come? Three foundations shared what they have learnt from the Coalition and what progress has been made. Foundations were asked to complete their DEI self-assessment tool and compare with their baseline markers.
Updates were given about the DEI Data Group, some legal issues arising from targeting and finally we covered section 1 of the self-assessment tool on composing a DEI policy.
Lastly, some forward planning was completed for the topics of the next two sessions.
DEI Data Group Update by Josh Cockcroft
Targeting Groups Update by Fozia Irfan
Developing a DEI Policy by Fozia Irfan