Celebrating 8 Years of Black Philanthropy

Eight years ago, my friend Tracey Webb (left) created something amazing and truly unique in BlackGivesBack.com.  Today she shared her farewell message for the blog. I salute Tracey for her dedication! She showcased a reality in philanthropy that many  never knew existed. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to contribute to her great work…

Give Get Grow Challenge: Bringing Community Foundations & Giving Circles Closer

I am a big fan of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP). Their work always inspires me, but the recent announcement of their Give Get Grow Challenge is particularly exciting. While their giving circles in some regions have strategically partnered with community foundations to start donor advised funds as a way to connect the AANHPI…

Black Philanthropy Month: A Season of Change

Black Philanthropy Month 2015 is a multimedia campaign to inform, inspire and invest in Black philanthropic leadership. Entering its fifth year of observance, it is part of an unprecedented coordinated initiative to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms. High-impact events, media stories, service projects and giving opportunities compose the annual campaign, which kicked off…

COF Fall 2014 Conference for Community Foundations #CF100

Global Perspectives for Local Action – Next week I will join Anderson Giovani da Silva, CEO, ICom – Instituto Comunitario Grande Florianopolis for a panel discussion about community philanthropy experiences and strategies from global practice.  I look forward to sharing how giving circles are strengthening the work of community philanthropy.

The Value of Giving Circles in the Evolution of Community Philanthropy

The Value of Giving Circles in the Evolution of Community Philanthropy, the final research paper from my time in the 2012 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program is now available from the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. I regard my time as a Fellow as one of the richest learning experiences of my life and one that has…

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…

‘Of Dreams and Mountaintops’: Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month

  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 architects by continuing their tradition of social justice philanthropy.