Tag Archives: collective giving

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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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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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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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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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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Simply Put . . .

Why CIN promotes collective giving, collective influence and collective impact: “The cleverness of one alone is a shallow well that soon dries up.” — Ugandan proverb 

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