Foundation CEOs uniquely wrestle with a wide array of issues associated with diversity, equity, and inclusion, both internally and externally. Each foundation emphasizes different aspects of the challenge and has devised approaches and solutions that fit its particular organization.

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The Presidents’ Forum focuses specifically on racial and ethnic equity by developing a peer-to-peer support and learning network through facilitated dialogue for CEOs who are dedicated to shifting the tide of philanthropy toward a diversified, equitable, and inclusive giving community.

The Presidents’ Forum focuses specifically on racial and ethnic equity by developing a peer-to-peer support and learning network through facilitated dialogue for CEOs who are dedicated to shifting the tide of philanthropy toward a diversified, equitable, and inclusive giving community. The goal of the Presidents' Forum is to create a space where CEOs can candidly discuss the most difficult issues and trade-offs around equity and think through these important issues with others facing the same or similar questions.


Our Team

Dr. Keecha Harris  President & CEO of  KHA Inc

Dr. Keecha Harris
President & CEO of KHA Inc

Ali Webb  Founder & Principal of  Ali Webb Strategies

Ali Webb
Founder & Principal of Ali Webb Strategies

Sara Padilla   Project Manager  for the Presidents' Forum

Sara Padilla
Project Manager for the Presidents' Forum

 

Facilitators

 
MIKE ALLISON has been working with nonprofit organizations for more than 25 years on strategic planning, organization development, and governance. He served as Director of Consulting and Research at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services for 15 years. Mike is also an original member of the consulting team that developed and implemented the Haas Jr. Fund’s nationally recognized Flexible Leadership Awards Program, which launched in 2008. Through the Haas Jr. Fund, Mike has been active in exploring how to conduct strategy with racial equity as well as framing leadership development with racial equity at the center. Mike is the coauthor of  Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations.

MIKE ALLISON has been working with nonprofit organizations for more than 25 years on strategic planning, organization development, and governance. He served as Director of Consulting and Research at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services for 15 years. Mike is also an original member of the consulting team that developed and implemented the Haas Jr. Fund’s nationally recognized Flexible Leadership Awards Program, which launched in 2008. Through the Haas Jr. Fund, Mike has been active in exploring how to conduct strategy with racial equity as well as framing leadership development with racial equity at the center. Mike is the coauthor of Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations.

YAVILAH MCCOY is the CEO of the diversity consulting group DIMENSIONS Inc. For over 20 years, Yavilah has worked with a broad base of leaders and organizations to provide transformational resources for diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. Yavilah is a pioneer of the Jewish diversity and equity movement and has been an activist and mentor for the empowerment of Jews of Color for most of her life. She brings a wealth of wisdom and experience in DEI consulting, nonprofit management, philanthropy, and engagement to her work and has partnered with numerous agencies to build strong, healthy organizations with measurable commitments to racial justice, equity, and anti-oppression in practice. Yavilah was voted one of “16 Faith Leaders to Watch” by the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC.

YAVILAH MCCOY is the CEO of the diversity consulting group DIMENSIONS Inc. For over 20 years, Yavilah has worked with a broad base of leaders and organizations to provide transformational resources for diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. Yavilah is a pioneer of the Jewish diversity and equity movement and has been an activist and mentor for the empowerment of Jews of Color for most of her life. She brings a wealth of wisdom and experience in DEI consulting, nonprofit management, philanthropy, and engagement to her work and has partnered with numerous agencies to build strong, healthy organizations with measurable commitments to racial justice, equity, and anti-oppression in practice. Yavilah was voted one of “16 Faith Leaders to Watch” by the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC.

 


The Presidents' Forum is supported by the generosity of the following foundations. We are grateful for their commitment to racial equity and social justice in philanthropy.

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