MBK Rising was a two-day convening that brought together in Oakland the growing network of MBK Communities, elected officials, cross-sector leaders, and young men of color and the organizations working hard to help them achieve their dreams. Watch videos from this Oakland event with President Obama, Stephen Curry, and more.
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“On January 22, 2019, gather your family, friends, colleagues and community for the National Day of Racial Healing. Join thousands across the country in celebrating our common humanity and taking collective action toward a more just and equitable world.
The National Day of Racial Healing is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort – a national, community-based process of transformative, sustainable change, addressing the historic and contemporary effects of racism.
Conceived in 2016 through a collaborative effort of more than 550 U.S. leaders, the National Day of Racial Healing is a time to:
1. Reinforce and honor our common humanity, while celebrating the distinct differences that make our communities vibrant.
2. Acknowledge the deep racial divisions that exist in America and must be overcome and healed.
3. Commit to engaging people from all racial and ethnic groups in genuine efforts to increase understanding, communication, caring and respect for one another.
Please join us by planning or participating in activities in your own community. Be sure to tag your social media posts with #HowWeHeal.”
For more info, check out @thedaytoheal on Twitter.
“HARAMBEE- LET’S ALL PULL TOGETHER is a Kenyan tradition of community self-help, fundraising and or development. Its’ literal translation in Swahili is “all pull together”. From its inception, ABFE has served to be a vehicle for leveraging resources for the betterment of Black communities.”
On April 4 – 6th in Detroit, Michigan, ABFE will be hosting its 2019 conference “HARAMBEE- LET’S ALL PULL TOGETHER”.
“ABFE will present its members, stakeholders and partners a vigorous agenda—aimed at increasing public and private investments in Black communities…. ABFE’s 2019 Conference will feature signature events and member favorite—the 28th Annual James A. Joseph Lecture & Awards Program, which honors those who are leading philanthropy and at the forefront of cutting-edge philanthropic strategies that support Black communities.”
Register here to “join the nation’s largest gathering of Black professionals in philanthropy”!
Track the event and conversations by following @ABFE on Twitter.
“How are we grappling with the stark realities of climate change and other environmental threats to our communities and health? How are we confronting systemic inequities and structural racism? How are we creating economic opportunities that allow people and places to thrive, regardless of their zip codes?”
From March 18-20, 2019 The Funders’ Network will be hosting its 20th anniversary conference. The conference theme, Power Forward, is “a call to action for philanthropy to leverage the sector’s collective power to create communities and regions that are truly sustainable and just”. The conference is described as “a key opportunity to reflect on our past, explore the present and look forward to the future.”
Who Should Attend?
If you want to learn more about how your funding can create more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous communities and regions, increase the impact of your grantmaking, and learn from and connect with a network of national and place-based funders and leading practitioners, then this conference is for you.
Registration is open to staff, directors, and trustees of all grantmaking organizations.
The ecosystem of nonprofit organizations in the United States is growing at a rapid rate, and the assets of philanthropic institutions continue to grow as well. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested by philanthropy into many of these nonprofit institutions in the name of change and social justice. Yet, a walk through any of the projects in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or any other major city of the United States will quickly reveal that not much has changed for the residents of these underrepresented communities. Why?
In their latest article, “Paid in Full”, published by Stanford Social Innovation Review, Dorian Burton and Brian C.B. Barnes argue that there is a lack of dimensionality, authentic community engagement, and a neglect to map out a comprehensive approach to change that is missing from the strategies set forth by our philanthropic and social sector institutions. In this webinar, Dorian Burton, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder of TandemEd., and Assistant Executive Director at Keenen Charitable Trust, along with Shawn Dove, CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Dr. Brian Barnes, Co-Founder and CEO of TandemEd, Trabian Shorters, CEO of BMe Community, and Anthony Smith, CEO of Cities United, will come together to discuss the importance of redirecting philanthropic investments for justice-oriented collective action and impact, and how that translates in the real world.
You will have the opportunity to learn about the seven elements of the paid-in-full investment strategy, and how to apply this approach to your work, as a grantmaker, nonprofit, government, or community-based entity. Finally, they will also talk about why investing in black men and boys is a key component of justice-oriented collective action, and vital to whole community health.
Register for the webinar here.
Follow along as young men of color convene in Boston for the 12th Annual Gathering of Leaders: Boys and Young Men of Color: Liberated, Empowered and Educated this May 29-31st. Attendees will be inspired by our noted guest speakers and lecturers and will be able to choose from a wide range of innovative and culturally relevant workshop topics.
Watch CBMA’s Quantifying Hope Discussion from March 22nd in with Dr. Emmett D. Carson, CEO and President of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
CBMA is acknowledging 10 years of existence throughout 2018 and is committed to continuing to lead conversations that highlight the urgency of supporting Black men and boys and broader communities of color. During this pivotal moment, especially when a film like “Black Panther” is shattering box office records and Hollywood myths, they are building on the momentum of their work to forge partnerships between the philanthropic community and the many leaders who are driving change in the Black male achievement space.
Attend the Black Men XCEL Summit: Celebrating the Best of Who We Are, from August 30-September 3 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The goal of the conference is to honor black men, as part of the larger aim to “challenge and change the narrative of black men, from one of dysfunction and defeat, to a more accurate representation of leadership, excellence, and triumph, often in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.” The event will include an awards ceremony “designed to be the ultimate recognition of the brilliance and outstanding contributions of black men across industries ranging from business and entertainment to sports and social activism.” The Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s Shawn Dove will be presented as the first ever “BE Modern Man of the Year,” and Representative John Lewis, a civil rights icon, will be honored.
Get involved with 2017’s Black Philanthropy Month, an annual worldwide celebration of giving by people of African descent. The goals of BPM are “informing, involving, inspiring and investing in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms.” BPM was created in 2011 and now includes “high-impact events, media stories and service projects.” The central theme for 2017 is Giving Voice to Fuel Change. BPM Campaign Architects Dr. Jacqueline Copeland-Carson, Tracey Webb, and Valaida Fullwood are know as philanthropy trailblazers.
Register for the 2017 Unity Summit: Investing in Movements for Equity. This year the event that will be held from September 17-20 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Participants at the Summit will discuss ways to align philanthropic investments with the goals of resistance, protection, and empowerment.