Researcher/Practitioner Forum on the State of Research on Diversity in Philanthropy
Improving the quality and effectiveness of grantmaking was the focus of the first-ever Researcher/Practitioner Forum that took place in the fall of 2007 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Designed as the first in a series, the forum brings together grantmakers and researchers so they can exchange ideas on key issues in philanthropy and better focus their research. Participants are invited based on their grantmaking background and experience on the chosen topic or their research expertise.
The El Pomar Foundation served as host for the 2007 forum, which the Council convened in partnership with the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA.) and the Foundation Center. The Lumina Foundation for Education provided a grant to underwrite this and a subsequent forum that took place in late 2008.
Printed versions of the proceedings of the 2007 forum are made possible by a grant from the Diversity in Philanthropy Project