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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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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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The Five Minute Philanthropy Plan

Cedric Brown is a managing partner of the Kapor Center for Social Impact, which mobilizes tech for positive, progressive change.  He is a former board chair of Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy and a 2007 Connecting Leaders Fellow of the … 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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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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Lessons from Beijing: giving and sharing love, be grateful and be humble

Nathan Brown Jr. is a student (Political Science Major, Criminology Minor) at the University of Denver and a member of Denver African American Philanthropists. Below are his reflections from studying abroad in Beijing from August-December 2012. _______ In the Fall … 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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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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