PhilEx Live: Vendor Management, Procurement, and DEI

Developed out of a trending conversation on the Philanthropy Exchange (PhilEx), the Council invites you to join a peer-led discussion of how organizations are adjusting their contract management and vendor policies to advance their commitment to DEI. 

Join peers from across the country in a discussion focused on: 

  • How organizations vet new vendors through a DEI conscious lens?
  • How/when do organizations review existing vendors?
  • How do organizations manage the contract life cycle?

Peer Discussion Leads

  • Karen Appelbaum, Operations Director, Northwest Area Foundation

  • Veronica Borgonovi, Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, FSG 


Philanthropy Exchange is a peer-to-peer platform that connects Council members through shared interests, topics or resources. On the Exchange members can:

  • Connect with their peers around the globe to discuss topics of shared interest
  • Search an online library of best practices and template documents
  • Seek and give candid advice in a private community of their peers
  • Find members funding similar issues or performing similar roles in their foundation
  • Share resources to develop stronger relationships that advance their work

Learn more about the Exchange by contacting, Tucker Rush.