Edgar Villanueva on Decolonizing Wealth in America

Through a fascinating look at the history of our country, Edgar Villanueva provides a powerful, insightful argument for us to evaluate institutional philanthropy today. He believes that the way forward is to “heal the pain of the past and restore balance to the land.” Tune in to hear his powerful call-to-action to decolonize wealth in America.

Valaida Fullwood on the History of African Americans and Philanthropy

Contrary to popular belief, philanthropy has been a long standing tradition of the African American community. Valiada shares her insights about how African Americans give, why they give and what the future holds. Through interviews completed while researching for her book, Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists, she uncovered the spirit of generosity that has strengthened communities for generations.

Tamir Novotny and the Emerging Generation Changing the Philanthropy Landscape

No need to worry about passing the baton to the next generation of leaders in the philanthropy space. In this conversation with Tamir Novotny, Executive Director for Emerging Practitioners of Philanthropy, we learn about the vision of emerging leaders and how they want to show up in the world to create change. This isn’t your father’s leadership model. Gain insight into why this generation is focused on equity as a way to change today’s philanthropy landscape.

Dr. Jason Franklin on the Many Faces of Philanthropy

Philanthropist, Author and Researcher, Dr. Jason Franklin, talks about the role of philanthropy in transforming communities. As the
first holder of the W. K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair, Jason is focused on reframing conversations and actions about how communities take care of the people that occupy them. From “outrage giving” to donating time, he talks about the many ways and reasons that people give. Jasons’ deep understanding of philanthropy and loyal support of underserved communities leads to a candid conversation that is analytical and insightful.

Do You Kiss on the First Date?

Asking for money too soon can be a recipe for fundraising failure.

Being presumptive or premature can railroad relations with donor prospects

Money. It’s one of the last remaining untouchable topics in a society where ever fewer subjects are considered taboo. But for nonprofits with goals, objectives and missions to realize, being gun-shy about dollars and cents can be a recipe for stagnation or failure.

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Is Your Charitable Organization Sexy Enough?

Making your nonprofit cause irresistible to donors

Most people probably would not describe nonprofit organizations as sexy. Instead, it’s easier to think of Hollywood crushes, designer fashions, luxury vehicles and even awe-inspiring renovations as possessing that magnetic pull that captivates our attention.

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Infographic: The Power of One in Nonprofit Fundraising

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Individual giving, en masse, robustly supplies nonprofit organizations’ coffers

Even in the social-change space, we sometimes underestimate the power of the individual. But we know that, when mobilized, the game-changing impact of the individual can be vast. This also pays dividends when it comes to raising funds for worthwhile causes.

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Reasons Why Your ‘Successful’ Event is Really an Epic Fail

Ways to refresh your event planning strategy

Each year, your nonprofit organization’s roster of stand-out events breaks out in full swing, amid accolades, anticipation and applause. Your event planners and public relations squad have honed in on a formula that works.

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