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…

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

Celebrating 8 Years of Black Philanthropy

Eight years ago, my friend Tracey Webb (left) created something amazing and truly unique in BlackGivesBack.com.  Today she shared her farewell message for the blog. I salute Tracey for her dedication! She showcased a reality in philanthropy that many  never knew existed. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to contribute to her great work…

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…