Category Archives: CIN Updates

Q+A with Akira Barclay: the value of Black giving circles in the evolution of community philanthropy

 Akira Barclay is a recent Fellow at the The Center of Philanthropy and Civil Society, as well as a blogger for BlackGivesBack.com, and a member of EPIP’s New York chapter. Here she discusses her Fellowship, philanthropy as a mother, how … Continue reading

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Birmingham, in History: September 15, 1963

LaDawn Sullivan, Board Chair, reflects on how Birmingham’s history, civil rights and nonviolence resonate in our world and our work today. —- September 15th marked the morning that 49 years ago, a church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama resulted in the … 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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NetWORKing

The Board of Directors of Community Investment Network (CIN) recently gathered in Birmingham for its first in-person meeting of 2012.  The weekend was filled with intense planning sessions and in-depth discussions for decisions, plus some fun times and sightseeing around “The Magic City.” Board … Continue reading

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Alpha Phi Alpha and the origins of the MLK Monument

On December 4th, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity celebrated its 105th birthday. Every year around this time I reflect on why I joined. I am a Spring 2000 initiate of the Tau Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. located … Continue reading

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Ideas for Member Contributions

As we increase CIN’s online presence and harness this Web 2.0 for ourselves, here are a few writers’ prompts to elicit writings fitting for a blog driven by member contributions: Submit stories and updates about your giving circle, the feats … Continue reading

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