DEI Level 2: Making Progress

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Released: 05/2009

This 2009 report provides results of the first demographic survey of Michigan foundations staff and trustees and community foundation youth advisory committee members and advisors.

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Resource Type: BenchmarksCMF PublicationReport
Audience: All Members



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Released: 06/2009

In 2009, the Community Research Institute (CRI) at the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University, on behalf of CMF, undertook an analysis of organizational policies of 11 foundations.

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Resource Type: CMF PublicationReport



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Released: 04/2014

A two-page brief on the value of “collective intelligence” with suggested action steps.

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Audience: All Members



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Released: 01/2014

An excellent report of findings from a study of “systemic factors in the philanthropic sector that facilitate diversity, equity and inclusion in grantmaking and nonprofit practice.” The report draws on the experiences and practices of nine “exemplar study foundations” including The Kalamazoo Community Foundation and The Skillman Foundation and provides a set of tips for taking action.

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Resource Type: Report
Audience: All Members



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Released: 11/2012

This case study of the Peer Action Learning Network (PALN) is part of a report from New York University's Wagner Research Center for Leadership in Action. It explores the power of learning communities to build connections and knowledge to increase organizations’ community impact.

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Resource Type: Case StudyAbout CMFReport



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Released: 09/2012

This report is the third in a series of reports as part of the Council of Michigan Foundations' Transforming Michigan Philanthropy Through Diversity & Inclusion (TMP) Initiative and focuses on the organizational needs and aspirations of Arab American leaders and donors practicing philanthropy in Michigan.

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Resource Type: CMF PublicationReport
Audience: All Members



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Released: 01/2012

This report describing the Rockefeller Foundation’s rationale, theory of change, data and plans for increasing diversity and strengthening inclusion provides a helpful model for other foundations ready to move from exploring to taking action.

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Audience: All Members



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Released: 09/2011

A succinct and engaging report of research on the business case for diversity with compelling evidence and extensive research sources. Findings and “practical ideas for change” are fresh, compelling and highly relevant for foundations and nonprofits.

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Resource Type: Report
Audience: All Members



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Released: 01/2011

Diversity and inclusion are critically important for the sustainability of your organization and the nonprofit sector, but enacting them isn't easy. That's why BoardSource created the Diversity in Action toolkit.

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Audience: Board/Trustees