Giving Compass' Take:

• From the state of black women founders to Native American-related funding, Independent Sector reviews some of the newest research around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in 2018.

• What might this information tell us about the DEI areas that need the most attention in the next year? Where should philanthropic resources be going?

• Here's more on how to make your equity and diversity goals a reality.

Over the past year, we’ve been highlighting research each month that has broad relevance to our sector’s commitment to serving our communities. Almost every month, we see lots of new research focused — either specifically or cross-sectionally — on the critical topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Back in June, we put together a mid-year collection of some of the most insightful and practical DEI research released in the first half of 2018. Now, we’re back with a collection of DEI research from the latter half of the year.

If anything in this set of research inspires you to start doubling down on equity in your own work, we recommend checking out Equity in the Center‘s website for more resources and information to get you on your way. In addition, Equity and the Center has just launched their brand new Woke at Work project, a listicle-style web resource designed to help nonprofits start building a race equity culture internally and externally.

Read the full article about the latest DEI research of 2018 by Jackie Brennan at