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Shaena Johnson: How Philanthropy Can Make Grantmaking More Accessible

Learn how the Out in the South Project works to make their funding process more accessible.

“Nothing About Us, Without Us” is Beginning to Take Hold in Philanthropy

Emily Harris reflects on her time as the executive director of the Forum and shares stories of the change that is starting to take hold in the philanthropic sector.

Marisa Torelli-Pedevska: What Workplace Accommodations Actually Cost

Learn why workplace accommodations aren’t expensive - and how to make sure your workplace is meeting the needs of disabled workers.

Monica Lucas: How Workplace Ableism Harms Disabled Film Workers

Learn how workplace ableism excludes and harms disabled film workers.

Aida Akim-Escriva: How to Set Boundaries When Self-Disclosing A Disability in the Workplace

A reminder of the many forms that self-disclosing a disability can take.

Kevin Irvine: Why Self-Disclosing a Disability is Important

Learn how self-disclosing disability can create a more interconnected philanthropic sector.

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Member Workshop Series: The Disability Inclusion Pledge: What is your North Star?

Learn how to create a north star vision plan for disability inclusion.

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Member Workshop Series: Disability Inclusion & Intersectionality

Dive deeper into the intersectionality between race and disability.

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Member Workshop Series: Disability Inclusive Operations

Learn how to practically spark disability inclusion objectives within operating teams.

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Member Workshop Series: Disability Justice and Systems Advocacy

Explore inclusion across the workplace by examining organizational systems and practices.

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Member Workshop Series: Transformative Mental Health

Learn more about the current challenges and opportunities in the mental health landscape.

Member Workshop Series: Disability Inclusion Fundamentals: A Beginner’s Workshop

This introductory disability inclusion fundamentals workshop uses small and large group discussion, media, and interactive activities.

Catherine Hyde Townsend: 3 Ways Philanthropy Can Demonstrate Its Commitment to Disability Inclusion

Three concrete lessons on how to internally demonstrate your organization’s disability inclusion commitment.

Disability Equity Webinar Series: Disability-Inclusive Hiring

Learn how philanthropy can make its recruiting, onboarding, and retention practices disability-inclusive.

Disability Inclusion: Required – Episode 8 – The Disability Inclusion Pledge

A conversation with Kristy Trautmann, Executive Director of FISA Foundation, about the Disability Inclusion Pledge.

Disability Inclusion: Required – Episode 7 – Shifting Toward a Disability-Inclusive Workplace Culture

A conversation with Luticha André Doucette, owner of Catalyst Consulting, about fostering inclusive, accessible, equitable workplaces.

Disability Inclusion: Required – Episode 5 – Incorporating Disability Into Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work

A conversation on incorporating disability into diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work with Catarina Rivera, a dynamic disability public speaker and DEI consultant.

Jen Bokoff: How Ableism Plays Out in Philanthropy

A look at three examples of systemic ableism in the philanthropic sector – and how philanthropy can counteract it.

Rasheera Dopson: Why Diverse Disabled Leadership is Important

Learn how the presence of openly disabled leadership mobilizes other disabled people to become leaders.

Azeema Akram: How Self-Disclosure Creates a More Disability-Inclusive Work Culture

Discover how one person's self-disclosure can mobilize others toward a disability-inclusive culture.

Disability Inclusion: Required – Episode 3 – All About Accessibility

A conversation with Taryn Mackenzie Williams, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy, on accessibility--what it means, how to implement it, and why it makes the world a just, equitable place.

Disability & Philanthropy Webinar Series: Disability and Representation in the Workplace

How can we prioritize recruiting disabled talent and ensure everyone has the tools they need to thrive?

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Disability & Philanthropy Webinar Series: Disability Education: Staff Training

An example of an introductory staff training on disability inclusion.

Tolu Adegbite Highlights the Connections Between Race, Website Design, and Accessibility

Insight on how and why website designers should recognize the connections between race and accessibility.

Tolu Adegbite Emphasizes the Need to Work on Technology Accessibility Through an Intersectional Lens

A reminder of why we must recognize how identities overlap when working on making technology truly accessible to all.

Meryl Evans Encourages Organizations to Prioritize Accessibility

A call for organizations to include Deaf and disabled people and prioritize accessibility in all of their technology development, testing, and usage.

Disabled People Can Be Productive Workers, But That Shouldn’t Determine Our Worth

Author Alaina Lavoie explores the ableism of disabled people being valued or devalued based on their ability to work.

Journey to Inclusion Series: Demystifying Accessible Technology

Learn from experts on disability and accessible technology.

Moving Toward Equity: the Disability Inclusion Pledge

by Megan E. Doherty Although disability is a natural part of the human experience, our cultures and institutions—including philanthropy—have long...

How to Evaluate a DEI Trainer on Disability Knowledge

The Disability Inclusion Pledge calls upon philanthropy to include education about disability in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training for...

Sample Accommodations Request Templates

The Disability Inclusion Pledge includes two key actions for event accessibility: To request that an organization provide reasonable accommodations for...

Supporting Mental Health in Philanthropy

Insights on incorporating a mental health focus within both internal operations and grantmaking practices.

Fostering Accessible In-Person and Remote Workplaces

As we navigate the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, workplaces are continuing to grapple with policies on returning to the office. For...

How Can We Foster Psychologically Safe Workplaces?

by Dr. Zakiya Mabery Many organizations want to foster a sense of psychological safety in the workplace - one that...

Journey to Inclusion Series: Disability in the Workplace: Human Resources and Employee Participation

Click here for a transcript of this webinar. Data shows that people with disabilities typically have low rates of employment...

Journey to Inclusion Series: Disability Participation: Demographic Tracking and Self-Identification

Click here for a transcript of this webinar. One in four American adults have some type of disability, but few...

Increasing Disability Inclusion by Tracking Participation

Disability is part of human diversity, some of the infinite threads woven through the fabric of our world. Across the...

The Importance of, and Strategies for, Encouraging Self-ID of Disability

by Kathy Martinez Recently, I was pleased to participate in a Disability and Philanthropy Forum webinar focused on demographic tracking...

Moving the Needle on Employing People with Disabilities: What to Know About Collecting Disability Data

by Chai Feldblum People with disabilities are disproportionately unemployed and underemployed in this country. The unemployment rate in 2020 for...

Shifting Toward Inclusion: Accessible Workplaces in a World Recovering from COVID-19

by Yomi S. Wrong October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time to highlight the immeasurable value people...

A Guide to Document Accessibility

Digital downloads are a common way for foundations and organizations to share knowledge and resources. Regardless of whether you are...

Anti-Black Racism and Ableism in the Workplace

by D'Arcee Neal When I went for a job interview in the summer of 2015 for a high-powered federal position,...

Creating Accessible Resources

Creating and sharing resources--Word documents, PDFs, slides, etc.--is a key part of how foundations and organizations communicate about their efforts....

Disability Inclusion Toolkit

Commissioned by the Ford Foundation's Civic Engagement & Government program, the Disability Inclusion Toolkit is written and designed by disability community leaders...

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Open Society Foundations: Committing to Disability Inclusion

Open Society Foundations (OSF), a member of the Presidents' Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy and a signatory of the...

Disability Inclusion Menu

In this resource, you'll learn about strategies to bring disability inclusion to your workplace and grantmaking practices. There are many...

Accessible Technology

A truly disability-inclusive workplace is one that uses accessible technology across the board, from hiring processes to day-to-day operations. To...

Web Accessibility

This resource offers concrete information on ensuring your online presence is accessible to people with disabilities. Your foundation's online presence...

Planning Accessible Meetings and Events

This resource has easy-to-use, practical resources on how to make meetings and events more inclusive. Now that so many events...

Renewing the Commitment: An ADA Compliance Guide for Nonprofits

This guide from the Chicago Community Trust, which is geared toward nonprofit organizations, is brimming with resources that foundations can...

Disability Inclusion in Employment

This list includes a line-up of robust free resources that employers and human resources (HR) professionals can visit for guidance...