Category Archives: Philanthropic Thinking

Community knows what community needs

Tina Crisp is a member of the Sankofa Fund of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and her favorite place to be is in the comfort of her own home. __________ My memories of Denver make me feel a complete sense of pride, seeing … Continue reading

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Memories from the Mountaintop

by Sumayya Coleman, founder of the REAL Sistahs Give, a national giving circle to raise funds to award African-American/Black women who need technical and financial assistance with their grassroots efforts to start or enhance their missions to address domestic and … 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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Uncovering Your Assets

Clyde Anderson is a financial lifestyle coach, author and economic empowerment educator who has been on CNN more than 400 times. Clyde will be the Lunch Plenary speaker at CIN’s 2013 Conference on Saturday, October 5th. Visit http://www.ClydeAndersonOnline.com or follow … 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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African Americans in the West

Lisa Roy, an individual member of CIN, is family historian and ardent genealogist who lives in Denver, Colorado. _____ I had the pleasure of attending the Tesoro Cultural Center lecture at The Fort this past Sunday, April 7, 2013.  Dr. Quintard … Continue reading

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Making a difference: 10 questions for Beverly Guillory Andry

Dr. Beverly Guillory Andry is a member of the Zawadi Fund in New Orleans with deep roots in Louisiana. She is a professor of Entrepreneurship at Xavier University, and serves as a board member of the New Orleans Jazz and … Continue reading

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Stories of inspiration and the cold at Black Male Reimagined II

Cassio Batteast of the Hope Fund of Jackson attended Black Male Reimagined II, a two-day “conversation on how we can change negative portrayals and images of black men and boys” held in New York City on March 5-6, 2013. ___________ … Continue reading

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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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Grasping The Root Meaning of Philanthropy

Radical simply means ‘grasping things at the root.’ — Angela Davis Let’s engage in the radical work of reclaiming the root meaning of philanthropy: love of humanity. Philanthropy, a curious word to many, evokes a range of images, beliefs and emotions. … Continue reading

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