The Collaborative: Virtual SessionsTuesday, June 8, 202111:05 AM – 11:50 AM Central MAIN STAGE Day 1: Why Giving Circles are the Best Kept Secret for Nonprofits In today’s evolving fundraising landscape, giving circles can help nonprofits of any size go beyond dollars and donations and open more doors for their organization, from helping to secure…
Category: Black Philanthropy
Black Girl Freedom Fund
A COLLECTIVE OF BLACK WOMEN AND FEMME ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS, EDUCATORS, ORGANIZERS AND PHILANTHROPISTS ARE CALLING FOR A $1 BILLION INVESTMENT IN BLACK GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN OVER THE NEXT DECADE. Black girls and young women have been on the front lines of fighting for racial and gender equality, but our stories and lives are often…
The Power of Giving Circles
In case you missed it! Watch The Power of Giving Circles, a discussion about the history, impact and power of Black-led giving circles.
Why People Give
Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) offered an exploration into the reasons why people give, with a focus on giving by the Black community. Earlier this year, CFW released a report that explored giving by communities of color. CFW partnered with BECOME: Center for Community Engagement and Social Change to conduct a formative evaluation to determine…
August 28, 2013 – August 28, 2020
Late in the summer of 2013, I was approached to write a guest post for the blog of Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy Initiative about Black Philanthropy Month. The project is devoted to encouraging funders to support groups working for social change. My task was to identify some key advocacy and organizing issues of particular…
The Power of Giving (National Roundtable)
Tune in for The Power of Giving, the culminating event of the “Black Philanthropy Month: Lunch & Learn Webinar Series“ presented by the Black Funders of St. Louis. On Saturday August 29th, I will join leaders from Black-led giving circles from across the United States to discuss the importance of philanthropy, the role of Black…
Black-led, Black serving: The Latest Giving Circle Trend of 2019
Throughout 2019, I along with my colleagues Valaida Fullwood and Tracey Webb worked to ensure the American giving circle narrative includes the vital importance and influence of Black-led, Black-serving circles.
Defined in simplest terms, philanthropy means the love of humanity.
Black-led Giving Circles have inspired a movement and define what it means to democratize philanthropy
The Sweetness of Circles
The Sweetness of Circles is an important and timely opinion piece on the deep significance of Black-led giving circles and why we need more now. Visit the Medium account Black Giving 365 and join the conversation. “Unlike other communities of color and historically disenfranchised groups, for Black Americans giving circles affirm an African legacy. Contributions from…
Meet The South Side Queenmakers
More than 30 women have teamed up to to invest in Black Women and Girls in Chicago. The initiative is called QUEENMAKERS: Power Transformation for Black Girls from the South Side Giving Circle at the Chicago Foundation for Women.
Growfund for Giving Circles Signals Shift in Community Philanthropy
A new giving platform is eliminating common barriers for giving circles.