C.S. Mott Foundation and the Fellowship Experience

From the BlackGivesBack Facebook page: “We’re proud of BGB contributor Akira Barclay, a 2012 Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society International Fellow! Her research topic focused on the evolution of Black giving circles and community foundations. She shared, “I will continue to use my position as a thought leader in the field to promote the…

COF Fall 2014 Conference for Community Foundations #CF100

Global Perspectives for Local Action – Next week I will join Anderson Giovani da Silva, CEO, ICom – Instituto Comunitario Grande Florianopolis for a panel discussion about community philanthropy experiences and strategies from global practice.  I look forward to sharing how giving circles are strengthening the work of community philanthropy.

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…

The Value of Giving Circles in the Evolution of Community Philanthropy

The Value of Giving Circles in the Evolution of Community Philanthropy, the final research paper from my time in the 2012 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program is now available from the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. I regard my time as a Fellow as one of the richest learning experiences of my life and one that has…

Global Fellowship

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.

Black Philanthropy Month

August is Black Philanthropy Month. Created by the African Women’s Development Fund USA (AWDF USA) in August 2011, it is an annual global celebration of African-descent giving. Learn more and get connected: Twitter: @blkgivesback #BPM2013 Facebook.com/BlackPhilanthropyMonth

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…