Tag Archives: Birmingham

A firmer resolve: why I am going to Denver for the 2013 conference

Jan Bright is a member of the Circle of Joy, a retired high school English teacher after 26 years, married 42 years, with two children, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her hobbies and interests include traveling, shipping, music, dance, and … 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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Why I Believe in Ubuntu

Sumayya Coleman, is a warrior, an activist and advocate for all women and families to heal from domestic violence since 1990. Her skills to develop residential and support services, develop programs, motivate leaders, and enhance gender violence advocate’s leadership skills … Continue reading

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Passion and Catalysts, a Rookie’s Perspective

Benzel Jimmerson is a co-founder of Denver African American Philanthropists. He owns two companies: DestineTree and Diversity Dynamics Consulting where he offers coaching and advocacy for fathers. The 2012 conference was his first CIN gathering. ____ When we flew into … Continue reading

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Amazing, Heart-Wrenching and Outstanding: Reflections on Birmingham

Gloria Webb is a member of the Circle of Joy giving circle in Atlanta, and gave many hours of her time and talents by serving as a Delegate on the 2012 Conference Planning Committee.  ~~~ The Philanthropic Renaissance: Illuminating Creative … Continue reading

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Crystal’s Top 12 List from the Birmingham Renaissance

Crystal Goodman is a member of the Birmingham Change Fund. At the 2012 Conference, she had the distinct role as M.C. for the Recess on Saturday night, a highlighting many creative expressions and an all-around crowd pleasing affair. Here are … Continue reading

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Illumination #4: It Takes a Village … and Our Network

As I reflect on my experience at our 2012 CIN Conference hosted in Birmingham, AL two weeks ago, not only am I reminded of the rich historic significance of the city, but also, humbled by our collective contributions to its … 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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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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‘Saving Principal Wilson’ Raises $22,000 for School Garden at Glen Iris Elementary

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — When asked what components are needed to be successful in both community outreach and community-based project development, Lyord Watson Jr., one of the founding members of the Birmingham Change Fund and President Owner of Watson Philanthropic Solutions, … Continue reading

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