Here are DEIB-related sessions from our 2020 International Conference:
Diversity and Inclusion in Advancement
- Keith Tribble, Jackson Health Foundation
- Angelique Grant, Aspen Leadership Group
Keith and Angelique discuss recent research on diversity and inclusion and charge to leaders to reflect: “Why is this important to me and my organization?” They debunk common myths about diverse donors and advancement talent that prevent organizations from making sustainable progress that leads to transformative impact. And they outline specific strategies that leaders can use to move from awareness of diversity and inclusion toward changes in behavior and outcomes.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare Fundraising and Volunteer Engagement
- Angelique Grant, PhD, Senior Consultant and Vice President, Aspen Leadership Group
- Ron Schiller, Founding Partner, Aspen Leadership Group
- Steven Wallace, Associate Vice President of Philanthropy, City of Hope
At a time when healthcare philanthropy needs real innovation, better strategies, and new ideas in order to serve all constituents, applying better practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to fundraising and volunteer engagement is a business imperative. It’s a fact: diverse teams in inclusive cultures perform better. This presentation will share strategies on how to apply DEI principles to increase involvement and investment of staff and stakeholders to advance your organization’s impact. The presentation is designed to help healthcare leaders move from awareness of DEI to action and behavioral change.
End of Pity: New Disability Consciousness in Healthcare Communications
- Sarah Quinto, Manager of Major Gifts, Providence St. Joseph Health, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation
Flip your organization’s narrative away from pity and towards mutual respect for what’s being called the “greatest minority”––people with disabilities. Our healthcare donors either have a disability or will have one in their lifetime. Yet, the field of Disability Studies is relatively new to philanthropy. Update your disability lexicon and sharpen your ability to relate to your donors.
Preparing for Diversity in Healthcare: Implications for Philanthropy
- James Mason, PhD, Independent Health Consultant and Former Chief Diversity Officer at Providence Health & Services in Oregon
This presentation will stress the importance of understanding and managing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the 21st century. DEI will be discussed in the context of healthcare philanthropy primarily focusing on the challenges of: 1) creating and sustaining a DEI workforce, and 2) promulgating culturally competent healthcare services and service delivery models and programs. Participants will get an opportunity to explore rationale for DEI and how they might vary by audience, explore the diversity in their service area, consider social determinants of health, and identify helping networks and other key informants with whom to collaborate.
The Rainbow Effect: Diversity & Inclusion in Medical Sector Fundraising
- Candie Davidson-Goldbronn, Associate Senior Vice President of Children's Hospital Los Angeles
- Jan W. Wood, CFRE, President and Chief Development Officer at Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation
- Shirley Knelly, Chief Compliance Officer, Luminis Health
- Kevin Chase, Managing Partner at Kevin Chase Executive Search Group
- Brad Sears, David Sanders Distinguished Scholar of Law and Policy, Williams Institute at UCLA Law
Diversity and inclusion are often an afterthought when creating strategic fundraising plans, identifying prospective donors, and recruiting volunteers. This session provides a venue to learn fundamental tactics, hear from a senior fundraising executive and their donor who identify as LGTBQI+, sharing their life experience, the process of engagement, and working together.
Healthcare affects all people, so why is it that our boards, donors and volunteer sometimes reflect a more limited demographic? This session will assist learners to think about prospects and volunteers differently and allow attendees to hear directly from the donors and their fundraising partners. The panel will answer questions like “how do you identify LGBTQI+ prospects,” “what it is like to be one of the few openly LGBTQI+ philanthropists at your hospital," and “how do you navigate within donor circles and with the staff."