True Diversity

True Diversity

I am more than what you see.

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Support True Diversity in Philanthropy

Diversity and inclusion are worthy goals. Philanthropy Roundtable’s True Diversity campaign celebrates the rich identities and characteristics that make each person unique and special.

We believe philanthropy should bring together people with diverse experiences, skills, knowledge and backgrounds to develop the most effective ideas and solutions for helping those in need.

At the Roundtable, we amplify those who promote equality for all and pursue innovative efforts that uplift communities. This means we not only fight and condemn racism, anti-Semitism and hate in all forms, we also recognize that organizations have different missions as they tackle complex problems. This is the diversity we need.

The Roundtable’s community is committed to strengthening society by advancing liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility. Join us as we discuss what kinds of diversity are needed to help solve the problems on the ground.

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Five Principles of True Diversity

  1. VALUE EACH INDIVIDUAL
    Each person is a unique individual. People of the same race, gender or sexual orientation do not always share the same thoughts, values and experiences. It is worth taking the time to know and understand them.
  2. APPRECIATE THE MISSION
    Excellent results can best be achieved by bringing together people with diverse skill sets, backgrounds and perspectives to advance a common mission. Each organization is in the best position to know what types of diversity in leadership and hiring will best serve its mission—and will enjoy the rewards if they do this well.
  3. SEEK DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES
    Nonprofit institutions will naturally think of different solutions for complex social questions. A robust competition of ideas and experimenting with different approaches can lead to better answers and outcomes.
  4. EMBRACE CONVERSATION
    Direct, honest and respectful conversation takes courage, and is the antidote to division, resentment and stagnation. Discussion and debate open the door to progress.
  5. FOSTER SELF-RELIANCE AND COMMUNITY
    The best way to uplift entire communities is to foster a sense of self-reliance that comes when its individuals are empowered to reach their full potential.

The Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Interview

The Philanthropy Roundtable’s President & CEO Elise Westhoff was featured in The Wall Street Journal’s The Weekend Interview on the challenges of woke philanthropy, the value of donor privacy, and why philanthropic freedom is essential to effective charitable giving.

Resources

    • April 23, 2021

    Interview with John Wood, Jr., National Ambassador for Braver Angels

    • July 12, 2021

    Interview with Chloé Valdary and founder of the Theory of Enchantment

    • November 29, 2021

    Leading with Courage featuring Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ian Rowe, and Vivek Ramaswamy