Past Events

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Dec 2016

Communicating about Race with White Family, Friends, and Colleagues

9:00am to 12:00pm
Location Title: 
The Advisory Board Company

Talking about race is often difficult. This session will encourage white members of the philanthropic community to have these conversations, to share what you’re learning from the Putting Racism on the Table series, and to effectively address racist behaviors when you witness them.

02
Dec 2016

Responding to Comments that are Implicitly/Unconsciously Biased: Guidance for African-Americans

9:15am to 12:00pm
Location Title: 
The Meyer Foundation

For years, African-Americans have left unaddressed comments that unconsciously demean or disparage them. This holding back has had both a psychological and a physical impact. In this interactive session, you will gain a new level of comfort in talking about race and in calling out situations that advantage or disadvantage one race over another when they occur. 

27
Oct 2016

Grantmaking for Racial Equity - Part III

9:00am to 12:00pm
Location Title: 
The Meyer Foundation

In the final grantmaking for racial equity session, funders will be introduced to a tool that helps you carry out a “racial equity impact analysis” to understand the potential impacts of foundation policies and practices on different racial/ethnic groups.

18
Oct 2016

Grantmaking for Racial Equity - Part II

9:00am to 12:00pm
Location Title: 
The Advisory Board Company

Earlier this year, WRAG hosted the first in a series of training sessions on how to apply a racial equity lens to grantmaking. Next, we will delve deeper, providing concrete experiences on how to use a racial equity lens that can then be translated into your day-to-day work as a program officer, foundation executive, or CSR professional.

18
Oct 2016

Leadership Greater Washington Thought Leadership Series: Solving the Housing Crisis for Employers

8:00am to 11:00am
Location Title: 
PNC

This session will feature an esteemed panel of regional employers and business leaders who will share their perspectives on the impact of the cost of living in the DC metro area on talent recruitment and retention, employee commutes, teleworking, and other transportation issues.

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Sep 2016

NoVA Local Engagement Group: Initiating Successful Collaborations

10:00am to 12:00pm
Location Title: 
KippsDeSanto & Co.

How can we find other funders and partners who share our interests? What tools and resources can we use to identify new partners? What are the best ways to bring players to the table? Come share your experiences and learn from your peers in this peer-led discussion.

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19
Sep 2016

Reimagining the Children, Youth, and Families Working Group – Part II

1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location Title: 
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

In late July, WRAG members gathered to discuss how they might revitalize WRAG’s Children, Youth, and Families Working Group. At this second meeting, we will hone in on what specific issue(s) the group might address moving forward, as well as what shape that work might take.

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