Inside Philanthropy Reblog :: A Rising Force: On the State of Black Philanthropy

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Sisters in Philanthropy breakfast event in New York for Black Philanthropy Month 2016

 

 

“The populist nature of black philanthropy underscores the need to look beyond foundations and major donors in thinking about how to spur greater African American giving. Because there are fewer big pots of wealth available, as is the case for white America, efforts to elicit higher levels of mass giving and better-targeted giving are key to nurturing black philanthropy as a rising force.”

READ THE FULL STORY: A Rising Force: On the State of Black Philanthropy – Inside Philanthropy – Inside Philanthropy (Source: Inside Philanthropy / Story by Ade Adenjii)

Culture Is . . .

Black Philanthropy Month elevates a culture of giving! Read about past and upcoming happenings in Portland (OR), New York (NY), Columbia (SC) and other cities here.

See photos below from events coast to coast.


“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” 

— Jawaharlal Nehru

 

Source: Culture Is . . .

Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month and Our Collective History

SOURCE | Re-Blog from Philanthropy New York: Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month and Our Collective History

Yvonne L. Moore of Moore Philanthropy says she and Black colleagues share the deeply frustrating experience of having decisions, grant recommendations and analyses consistently questioned, unjustly critiqued and sometimes even undermined. READ MORE

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Black Philanthropy Month: Elevating A Culture of Giving

ELEVATEAugust Is Black Philanthropy Month!  Read all about it here: BPM 2016: Elevating A Culture of Giving

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Chalk It Up!

Giving back, summed up.

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From Denver exhibition opening, Aug 1, 2015. Photo credit: Flor Blake, The Denver Foundation

From BGB :: Amidst A Season of Change, Black Giving Matters

AUGUST IS BLACK PHILANTHROPY MONTH—an unprecedented coordinated initiative to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms.

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Entering its fifth year of observance, Black Philanthropy Month is designed as a multimedia campaign—online and within communities—to inform, inspire and invest in Black philanthropic leadership. High-impact events, media stories, service projects and giving opportunities compose the annual campaign, which kicks off today, August 1. We’re amidst a season of change and ‪#‎blackgivingmatters‬.

Sponsors of BPM 2015 include: The Cleveland FoundationPOISE Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Something On The Horizon

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In just one month, August arrives and global observances of Black Philanthropy Month begin!

Black Philanthropy Month (BPM 2015) is an unprecedented, coordinated initiative to strengthen African American and African-descent giving in all its forms.

News in 2015 seems an unrelenting series of tragedies, injustices and conflicts, mixed with a few moments and events that restore hope and resound as calls to action. This year, August can’t come soon enough.

My wish is that BPM 2015 provides us all with time to connect, celebrate, learn, reflect, renew, give and heed the call (whatever yours might be) amid a season of change and progress as “lovers of humankind”. In collaboration with Jackie Copeland-Carson of the Pan African Women’s Philanthropy Network, Tracey Webb of BlackGivesBack.com and others, I look forward to hearing about and amplifying STORIES of generosity, IDEAS for social change, LEADERSHIP on issues, SERVICE to others, DONATIONS to important causes AND MORE. 

Please follow our BPM Facebook page and our primary hashtags for Black Philanthropy Month: ‪#‎BPM2015‬ and ‪#‎blackgivingmatters‬. And if you’d like to have your city proclaim August as Black Philanthropy Month (like we did last year), please let me know and I’ll provide you with further info and a template.

#peoplegetready #seasonofchange #blackgivingmatters #bpm2015iscoming

— VF

From PhilanthropyNC :: Black giving aims to bridge philanthropy gap

BPM AUGUSTLY BANNER 625X125 (3)Here’s an article recently featured in Triangle Community Foundation’s newsletter in observance of Black Philanthropy Month during August.

Take a look at: Black Giving Aims To Bridge Philanthropy Gap

TCF was an early partner of Community Investment Network (where I now serve as interim Executive Director) when it was formed a decade ago. CIN is celebrating its 10th anniversary conference in Durham in October and TCF is a sponsor.

Many thanks to Lori O’Keefe and Veronica Hemmingway of TCF (@TriComFdn) and Todd Cohen of Philanthropy North Carolina (@philanthropync).

From BGB :: #BPM2014 Generosity At Home and Around The Globe

In case it slipped your mind: August IS Black Philanthropy Month!

Read more about what’s happening and what you can do at BlackGivesBack.com . . .

Black Philanthropy Month 2014: Generosity At Home and Around The Globe

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