Embedding DEI in Communications

Adding a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) lens to any organization’s communications is critical, but it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. We appreciate this article from The Kenneth Rainin Foundation about embedding DEI in communications. It offers practical “how to” tips, including developing shared practices for communications.

The Rainin Foundation is based in Oakland, with programs in arts, health, and early education. We worked with their team on an evaluation of their health program.

Let us know your thoughts and how your organization addresses DEI in your communications.

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Inequity in Funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Savannah State University

I was saddened to see a recent study by Candid and ABFE, showing that on average, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUS) received 178 times less funding from foundations than the average Ivy League school in 2019.

In fact, the eight Ivy League universities received $5.5 billion from the 1,000 largest U.S. foundations compared to just $45 million for the 99 HBCUs in 2019. This shocking disparity shows that foundations still have a “long way” to go to address historic inequalities and systemic racism in higher education.

How can we best address this urgent problem going forward?

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Spring 2023 Newsletter

There’s a lot of “change afoot” across the U.S. with Trump’s indictment (what a trip to watch!), Passover/Easter happening, and our long, wet winter in California finally changing to Spring.   At Schonfield Consulting, we’re experiencing change as well, with a diverse group of clients, our growing team, and increasing connections. See more below about…

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