NYU BeTogether Alumni Conference

On April 10 and April 11, the NYU alumni community will gather for the inaugural NYU BeTogether Alumni Conference. I will join an alumni panel for the closing session: Putting on Your Thinking Cap: Tools for DEI Advocates & Allies. My breakout session will focus on how to advocate for yourself and others in 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 WE

What happens when donors come together, pool their resources, and collectively decide on how they want to distribute funds? They harness The POWER of WE, the power of collective giving. Join Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW), as we explore the power of collective giving. The discussion will center on how this grassroots philanthropic movement empowers…

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…