Grant writing requires making choices about language. How do the labels we choose either empower or disempower the individuals and groups our institutions serve? In a widely-circulated recent Op-Ed, nonprofit fundraiser Carlton Ford calls on us to find alternatives to terms like “underserved” and “underrepresented,” which can too often be our shorthand in grant proposals for talking about minority communities – but, Mr. Ford asks, “Whom do we serve by labeling an entire community as ‘under’ anything?” It’s time we examine and challenge the common tendency in grant writing to rely on ubiquitous phrases and careless jargon that fails to honor the complexity and diversity of people. Join our team at Grants Plus—and our special guest Mr. Ford—for a spirited exploration of language at the intersection of race and gender. Together we will discover new terminology that will uplift our grant writing and each other.