Monthly Archives: November 2011

Keep On Talking as Our Children Are Listening

Our kids were ages 3, 5, and 7. At that age, they hear and repeat everything. My husband and I were having discussions about our family legacy. How we wanted to be remembered. My mentor introduced me to giving circles … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Philanthropy Day — in Durham and beyond

Tomorrow is National Philanthropy Day. According to the website of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, there are more than 125 communities across the country that will host an event for National Philanthropy Day between now and the end of the … Continue reading

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The Black Church and Philanthropy

Written by Lyord Watson, Jr., a CIN member since 2004 When I graduated from college in 2001, I had big dreams of being a well-to-do businessman and then becoming a philanthropist. I had big dreams of donating large sums of … Continue reading

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‘We have to pay for our own liberation’

Written by Gloria Webb, a CIN member since 2007 The 2011 CIN Leadership Summit, the first weekend of October, was absolutely wonderful!  Penn Center provided the ideal conference atmosphere for creating strategies for the future and reflecting on the past. … Continue reading

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A Life Changing Experience

Written by Stephan Gater, a CIN member since 2011 I was very blessed to be able to attend the 2011 Community Investment Network (CIN) annual Leadership Summit in St. Helena Island, South Carolina this year. I must say the experience … Continue reading

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Going Around in Circles Can Be Worthwhile!

Written by Dr. Ben Dixon, a CIN member since 2005 Chris Rock jokes about Black people not reading… “If you want to hide something from Black folk, put in a book.” (Or, blog).  Bill Cosby admonishes us about the “Black culture … Continue reading

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An Awakening at the Summit

Written by Marsha Morgan, a CIN member since 2004 As a founding member of the Birmingham Change Fund (BCF), it seems strange that I recently attended my first CIN Leadership Summit.  After the inception of BCF, I was active for … Continue reading

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