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.

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…

GoWomen

Defined in simplest terms, philanthropy means the love of humanity.

Everyday Givers

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. 

Case Study: Together We Give

“In today’s world where individual giving often means writing a check, giving circles offer a more participatory form of grantmaking” – GRANTCRAFT a service of Foundation Center Developed as part of a series of stories shared through the Pittsburgh Philanthropy Project, Together We Give is a case study featuring Sankofa Fund of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  The study…

International Fellows Program Alumni Conference

Cheers to a successful International Fellows Program Alumni Conference! The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at the Graduate Center, City University of New York International Fellows Program Alumni in Milan, Italy