My Feet are Tired, but My Soul is Rested

Conferences have a way of wearing you out and this Council on Foundations' conference is no exception. Despite my pained feet and elevation-induced headache, I am overjoyed at the passion and commitment that I have seen from my peers to use philanthropy as a tool to strengthen communities. EPIP hosted a star-studded panel on racial justice equity in the field (we can have stars in philanthropy). One of the panelists said " we need to lift up racial justice, diversity is no longer sufficient." I think that was a telling refrain because we have moved beyond the point were diversity is enough. True justice in our community isn't about counting the heads around the table, it's about making sure that members of our communities are getting equal results.