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Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown is Director of the D5 Coalition, a five-year, effort to increase philanthropy’s diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Kelly has more than 30 years of experience working on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the social sector, both domestically and abroad.

Posts by Kelly Brown

A Proven Playbook for Increased Effectiveness

  As the director of an organization that works with foundations across the country, I get to see remarkable examples of foundations working together and learning from each other about how to be more effective.   But sometimes we need to look beyond the field to get ideas of how to tackle our biggest challenges. […]

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Dearth Of Data Hinders Diversity In Philanthropy

Much of the conversation on data tends toward technology. But tech doesn’t happen without people. From there, a still wider view is needed since the most robust attack on global, complex social problems requires a diverse corps of folks who have not only technical, but cultural competence. In that light, diversity, equity and inclusion are […]

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