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August 24, 2016
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A Fellowship Program Creates Paths to Boosting Diversity at Foundations

Philanthropy Northwest

Doug Stamm (second from right), head of the Meyer Memorial Trust, is working to increase diversity on the staff. The foundation hosted Sharon Wade Ellis, Marcelo Bonta, and Katherine Porras as Momentum Fellows, part of a program started by Philanthropy Northwest to introduce diverse professionals to foundations.

Recent research confirms that having a diverse work force increases innovation, creativity, and effective decision making. Yet while the demographics of our nation shift rapidly toward greater diversity, philanthropy has been slow to adapt.

Two years...

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