Cultivating a Culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

On September 10, 2020 The Rome Group held a virtual presentation of its annual Philanthropic Landscape event. Nearly 600 area nonprofit and philanthropic leaders registered to attend.

The theme of the event was Cultivating a Culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Presenters and panelists discussed what nonprofit organizations can do to demonstrate their commitment to DEI.

The keynote speaker was Birgit Smith Burton, Executive Director of Foundation Relations at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Following her remarks, a panel of local experts included Denise DeCou, Manager, Diversity and Community Outreach in the Human Resources Department at Washington University in St. Louis, and Maranda Richardson, MPPA, CEO and Principal of MWR Coaching and Consulting.

In addition, The Rome Group’s CEO, Dayna M. Stock, Ph.D. presented the findings from the group’s annual survey of local philanthropic trends.

Watch the Keynote address by Birgit Smith Burton (23 min)

Keynote Address Slides

Watch the panel discussion (46 min)

Watch the presentation on survey results (10 min)


Slide Presentation (pdf)