Operationalizing Equity looks at the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s decades-long journey to promote race equity and inclusion. The challenges and breakthroughs that the Casey Foundation has experienced can help other funders and grantmaking organizations as they seek to embed the values of equity into their programming and operations.

July 27, 2017

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How Casey is embedding equity principles in its grantmaking and administrative operations.

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    The five phases of Casey’s Arc of Learning.

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    Tools for operationalizing equity work.

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    How tying race equity to an organization’s mission can help staff shift their priorities over time.

Key Takeaway

One thing Casey’s journey into race equity is not? A one-size-fits-all how-to guide

Casey made fundamental shifts in its grantmaking and operational practices due to a nearly serendipitous mandate from top leaders and a simultaneous staff-driven push for change. But many paths can lead to greater equity and inclusion — and organizations might be working from a different starting line. Operationalizing Equity can help these organizations explore where to begin, how to bring staff and leaders along, and how to envision what a more equitable operation should look like.

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