Author Archives: CJ

About CJ

Writer. Humanitarian on the long slog to freedom. Baker with many a sweet teeth. Outdoorsman who is a kid at heart.

We Are Philanthropists: Illumination 1

Kenny Ashe is a member of the CIN board of directors and is a philanthropist and social entrepreneur from Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University. ______ In October 2007, I attended my first Community Investment Network Conference … Continue reading

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Impossible in theory, possible in practice

A fascinating interview Anasuya Sengupta by Nonprofit Quarterly about the giving, global reach and messiness of democratic practice of the Wikimedia Foundation this week. “At some point, executive editor of Wired Magazine, Kevin Kelly, said that Wikipedia was impossible in … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Travis Joshua

The Circle of Joy is excited to have a few new members who have joined their circle this spring. Among them is Travis Joshua, the first male in the Atlanta-based giving circle. Here are Travis’ answers to questions about inspiration, … Continue reading

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Appreciating Amy Locklear Hertel and the American Indian Center

Two weeks ago today, one of CIN’s newest board members, Amy Locklear Hertel, began as Director of the American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina. The mission of the American Indian Center is: to bridge the richness of North Carolina’s American … Continue reading

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Creating legacies of owning our communities

Allyson Reaves is a member of CIN’s Board of Directors in January 2012. Read more about the Board on our website. *** Wow! The Cultures of Giving Donor Challenge — now through Thursday, April 26 — is an amazing opportunity … Continue reading

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Complementary collaboration and communication

What had seemed so daunting on Tuesday, became our reality by Friday. Two weeks ago, we embarked on the “3 Days, 3 Ways” campaign to boost the number of people who Like CIN’s facebook page. There were 367 Likes when … Continue reading

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Do you know any black men or boys that have died from violence?

by Jana Baldwin, of the Black Benefactors, which was originally posted on Jana’s blog NWtoSE on March 16. This is the second of two posts from members of the Black Benefactors (see the first post from Ed Jones here).  I … Continue reading

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Cities United, People Unite: reflections from a CIN member

by Edward M. Jones, board chair of the Black Philanthropic Alliance and founding member of the Black Benefactors giving circle I recently sat with leaders (young and old) mobilizing to demand change for our collective betterment. A week ago, the … Continue reading

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The Black History Quiz Bowl: from 2010 to 2012

Written by Carolyn Dixon, a member of the New Mountain Climbers  “Instruction in youth is like engraving in tone.” (Morocco) No doubt many people would disagree with me when I say that being educated in a segregated school system had … Continue reading

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Circle of Joy’s Second Awards Ceremony

by Gloria Webb, Circle of Joy The Circle of Joy giving circle in Atlanta held its second annual grant awards ceremony on February 4, 2012. The circle’s mission is to pool members’ time, talents, and treasures to partner with agencies … Continue reading

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