August is Black Philanthropy Month. Click through to BlackGivesBack to learn more.
The Value of Giving Circles in the Evolution of Community Philanthropy (Full Text)
The Value of Giving Circles in the Evolution of Community Philanthropy: How community-based philanthropy can be strengthened by forging a bond between community foundations and Black giving circles in the United States is being featured in the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s spotlight on community foundations. Visit the website for the full text and other research by…
African American men uniting to support community nonprofit organizations
Originally posted on FUNdraising Good Times:
Part two of a two part series. Read part one here African American men are pooling their money to create positive community change. The Ujima Legacy Fund brings together men who invest $1,100 and collectively increase their impact. Founder Reginald Gordon shares a few details so you can create…
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.
Save the Date: The New York Women’s Foundation Neighborhood Dinner in the BRONX
On September 19, 2013, The New York Women’s Foundation will hold its annual Neighborhood Dinner in the Bronx. This event is organized by the Circle of Sisters for Social Change and honors women leaders of both nonprofits and businesses who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and committed involvement in neighborhood-based work on behalf of women and…
Connecting with the Black Philanthropic Community
Visit the California Community Foundation’s blog Giving in L.A. to read my guest post about how community foundations can better connect with African-American donors.
Collective Influence: The CIN Blog
Visit the Community Investment Network blog to read my Q&A with Executive Director Chad Jones where we discuss my recent Fellowship, how being a mother impacts my philanthropy and my first CIN conference experience.
Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program & U.S. Diversity Fellowship
I am incredibly grateful to have been selected for the 2012 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program & US Diversity Fellowship. While in residence with emerging grantmakers from Brazil and Kenya, I expanded my research on community foundations and deepened my expertise in community philanthropy and giving circles. My final research paper, The Value of Giving…