Leveraging Knowledge Management Tools to Advance Internal Equity and Inclusion

By Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors


Online and United States

Date & time

08 December 2020



08 December 2020

About this event

External changes to grantmaking approaches may not be enough for foundations seeking to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn how effective knowledge management can help donors advance equity and inclusion goals internally, which will enhance overall effectiveness and impact for donors involved in social justice and related initiatives.

The concept of equity, a core value for many foundations, has taken on new meaning and prominence in light of COVID-19 and the racial reckoning of 2020. Some progress has been made in shining a light on inequitable funding practices and power imbalances in the philanthropic sector, but the focus has remained primarily on external stakeholders.

While this development has moved the sector closer to where it needs to be, many philanthropic organizations have not yet fully grasped the need for an even more direct intervention: addressing internal equity challenges.

Knowledge Management, an intentional strategy of getting the right knowledge to the right people at the right time to improve organizational performance, can offer a compelling path to address those challenges. Mapping how and through whom knowledge flows within an organization can reveal potential inequities, repression, exclusion and lack of opportunity, allowing for the creation of targeted, sustainable solutions.

Join Mae Hong and Donita Volkwijn of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors for this discussion on the intricate links between racial inequity and organizational knowledge flows. Attendees will gain an understanding of what knowledge management is, why effective Knowledge Management is a racial equity imperative, and how to leverage Knowledge Management tools in equity, diversity, and inclusion strategy to enhance effectiveness.

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