Category Archives: Circle News

Look Who Just Turned 5!

The Circle of Joy, a giving circle located in Decatur, GA, just celebrated their 5th birthday in a very special way! A party was held at the Steel Case office in Peachtree Center, and more than fifty guests attended. The … Continue reading

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New Circle Profile: REAL Sistahs Give

REAL Sistahs Give is a multicultural, national giving circle composed of Black, Latina, Asian, and Native American women to raise funds for African American and Black women who need technical and financial assistance with their grassroots efforts to start or … Continue reading

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Forward Giving Circle Launches

GOLDSBORO, NC—On August 4, hosts Charles McNair and Cheryl Alston will launch the Forward Giving Circle, a new circle for farmers and educators. The purpose of the event is to connect local individual and organizational givers and activists who are … Continue reading

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Lessons from Charlotte: How to Recruit New Members

By Ed Franklin and Meka Sales, who are members of the New Generation of African American Philanthropists. ______ We are blessed to be part of a giving circle – we have enough time, talent, and treasure to give. So, we … Continue reading

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Black Cowboys and the Harlem of the West

Stephan Gater is a founding member of Denver African American Philanthropists as well as a member of the Mile High Mavericks. Stephan offers anecdotes and insights as he exudes hometown pride for the Mile High City. _______ Denver — October … Continue reading

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The New Philanthropists

Dorothy Clark of the 20/20 Sisters of Vision wrote the following article two years for an online magazine. _______ Are there any philanthropists living in your neighborhood? When you think of charitable donors, you might think of Bill Gates, Oprah … Continue reading

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Valaida’s 2012 Retrospective: publishing, framers of philanthropy and “the book”

Valaida Fullwood, is a founding member of Charlotte’s New Generation of African American Philanthropists giving circle as well as a member of the CIN board since 2009. Yet, she is becoming most recognizable as the author of Giving Back: A … Continue reading

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Looking to Birmingham: how history and media solve challenges

Jana Baldwin, a member of the Black Benefactors, mentions the following as a few reasons that she is excited to attend The Philanthropic Renaissance: The reasons that I am going to Birmingham are to: (1) Learn how other giving circles … Continue reading

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Blog Roll: online resources advancing our type of philanthropy

In the final days of June, CIN hosted our first For Us/By Us conference call along with our colleagues at the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training, aka GIFT. They are also the producers of the phenomenal magazine, the Grassroots Fundraising … 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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