In my academic and professional experience, I have enjoyed pursuing issues of diversity.  I have compiled a short list of resources for individuals who want to know some of the key articles and organizations relevant to diversity and philanthropy.  This information is only meant to be a starting point (not a comprehensive reference tool).

For a substantial list of articles on diversity and philanthropy:

For a general overview of cultural differences and similarities in philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofits – across various racial/ethnic communities:

  • Newman, D. S. (2002). Opening doors: Pathways to diverse donors.  Council on Foundations.  San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass.
  • Pettey, J. G. (2001). Cultivating diversity in fundraising.  New York, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

For information on diversity in leadership – about both executive staff and volunteer board members:

For a few more articles on issues of diversity and philanthropy:


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