Equitable Initiatives

Our clients want to address issues of race, class, and other relevant dimensions of power, equity, and inclusion. This work shifts dynamics, changing systems and structures toward more equitable arrangements.

Women of Color Leadership Circle

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, political chaos, and racial reckoning experienced in 2020, IISC facilitated the Women of Color Leadership Circle. This network was designed by and for Boston women of color leaders and... Read More

Award-winning Diversity work with Year Up

IISC and Year Up received the Adrienne Foster Williams Diversity Award from Freedom House for this work. We develop leaders who better understand diversity and the drivers of the opportunity divide for long-term change in the... Read More

Social Justice and Peace in Philanthropy

The Ford Foundation convened the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace. Leaders from grantmaking foundations and philanthropic support organizations come together with IISC to examine their practices.

Convenings on Black Male Achievement

IISC provided process consulting, facilitation, and project management for regional design teams to produce regional convenings for the Open Society Institute’s campaign address black men and boys’ exclusion from economic, social, educational, and political life in... Read More

Inclusive Goals, Priorities, Decisions

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) is partnering with IISC to develop and pilot a customized training for GEO members that focuses on strategies funders can embrace in becoming more inclusive of grantees and other stakeholders when... Read More

Racial Equity and Inclusion in Philanthropy

IISC partnered with foundation's staff to integrate a race/ethnic equity and inclusion lens into their programming, grantmaking, and operations. Most recently, we facilitated retreats with the Senior Leadership Team and a three-day, all-staff convening of 200+... Read More

Dialogue on Race and Racism

With LISC-Boston serving as the lead agency, teams from eight organizations (CDCs and intermediaries) have come together on an eighteen month peer learning project to equip themselves to facilitate dialogue within their organizations on issues of... Read More