Brooklyn Insights

Brooklyn Insights is a project by the Brooklyn Community Foundation to bring residents, advocates, entrepreneurs, and leaders together to discuss Brooklyn’s future: the pressing needs of our communities, opportunities for change, and strategies for collective action. These conversations are the groundwork for a new, innovative approach to supporting community-led solutions.

Global Fellowship

Originally posted on valaida:


Current members of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program

Feeling immense thanks to fellow BGB contributor Akira Barclay for this email message and photo, which made my day.

Hi Valaida!

I hope you are well. I just wanted to share how Giving Back is reaching an exciting audience and making an impact on how we learn and practice philanthropy.

As you may know, I completed the 2012 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program last year where my research project “The Value of Giving Circles in the Evolution of Community Philanthropy” referenced Giving Back. During the presentation of my research, I showed my copy of Giving Back and my peer Fellows and the Program administrators were very impressed.

A few weeks ago, I was invited to speak with the new cohort of Fellows about collective giving and giving circles. I thought it was the perfect time…

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‘Of Dreams and Mountaintops’: Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month

bolder advocacy

  Visit the Bolder Advocacy blog to read my guest post for Black Philanthropy Month.  As we approach the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we can honor the legacy of our great civil rights … Continue reading

Save the Date: The New York Women’s Foundation Neighborhood Dinner in the BRONX

Bronx Neighborhood Dinner

On September 19, 2013, The New York Women’s Foundation will hold its annual Neighborhood Dinner in the Bronx.  This event is organized by the Circle of Sisters for Social Change and honors women leaders of both nonprofits and businesses who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and committed involvement in neighborhood-based work on behalf of women and girls.