Alliance Breakfast Club – Philanthropy’s diversity challenge


Alliance magazine

This month’s Alliance Breakfast Club, kindly hosted by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, discusses philanthropy’s diversity challenge; how can philanthropy do the most good if it doesn’t reflect the society it seeks to serve?Being in touch with the people you aim to serve is not just a moral imperative but also contributes to an effective philanthropic strategy. Yet philanthropy’s staff and boards are dogged by a lack of diversity, representation and inclusion and philanthropy appears out of touch to an alarming number of its own practitioners. What can be done to improve the status quo?Angela Seay – Chair of trustees of Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation and DOC SOCIETY Charitable Trust, guest editor of the Alliance September 2017 issue, was joined by Debbie Pippard, Head of Programmes for Barrow Cadbury Trust, Karen Weisblatt, philanthropy consultant, Omar Al-Qattan, philanthropist and chairman of the Al-Qattan Foundation and Bharat Mehta CBE, Chief Executive of Trust for London.

Read a summary of the discussion here.

Watch the full session:

Philanthropy’s diversity challenge – click here to read our September 2017 issue, guest edited by Sumitra Mishra and Angela Seay.

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