Join us every month for our philanthropist and funder peer network events to hear about and discuss the latest developments in philanthropy, share your own experiences and learn from others. These events are for philanthropists as well as staff and trustees from grant-making organisations.

For our April event we’ll be discussing: People of colour in grant-making: enduring, achieving and reimagining the future. Like so many areas of the charity sector, philanthropy and grant-making are far from racially diverse. Structural racism in the sector plays out in complex ways, including through underfunding of communities of colour and a lack of diversity and meaningful inclusion of people of colour in our organisations. In many cases, people of colour are more represented in junior roles rather than trusteeships or other leadership positions.

Discussions about racial justice in the sector often approach the issue from an intellectualised and abstract perspective, which misses out on how it affects people of colour at an individual and community level. If this is not your lived experience, how can you understand the day-to-day challenges that face communities of colour working or volunteering in grant-making organisations?

This experiential webinar will aim to provide a window into the personal experiences of your colleagues of colour. Beyond acknowledging where the sector is falling short, this session will also celebrate the achievements of diverse talent, and reimagine a future where staff and trustees of colour are here, happy, and safe.  We are delighted to hand over the reins to Aanchal Clare, Senior Associate of Funding Practice at Comic Relief and on the Boards of both the Association of Charitable Foundations and the Peter Minet Trust and Mitali Sen, Portfolio Officer at the National Lottery Community Fund, who will take us on a journey of discovery and hope, opening our eyes to what it’s like today and what their vision is for the future.

Please note, this webinar is open to philanthropists, and staff and trustees from grant-making organisations only. It will not be recorded, so make sure you attend on the day! If you would like to receive emails from NPC for philanthropists and funders, which include fundraising messages, please email marc.salzmann@thinkNPC.org.

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