The CUNY International Fellows Program and Community Foundations: Learnings from the Field report explores how alumni have shaped community foundation development around the world, as well as how the program evolved over time. Ten years ago I was willing to bend anyone’s ear about giving circles, the power of collective giving and what we lose…
Category: Giving Circles
The Collaborative: Virtual Sessions
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…
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…
Giving Together: How Communities are Driving a Giving Circle Renaissance
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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.
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