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TRNN Town Hall: In Conversation with Michelle Alexander, Apr 21, 2015

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Investment Manager Diversity: The Hardest Taboo to Break

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ABFE 3rd Thursday Webinar

 

May 4-6

Cities United Annual Meeting

 

July 18-20

Forum Of Regional Associations of Grantmakers Conference

Indianapolis, IN

September 18-20

Council of Michigan Foundations Annual Conference - Michigan African Americans in Philanthropy

 

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    Black Giving Matters: Q&A with Lyord Watson Jr. of Birmingham Change Fund

    A series by BGB Contributor Valaida Fullwood initiated for Black Philanthropy Month 2015 and aimed at informing, inspiring and investing in philanthropic leadership. Lyord Watson Jr. is a preacher and philanthropist who lives out his faith in the pulpit as well as in the public square.
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    The Shine

    Find out about the groundbreaking national storytelling community empowering young men of color to share their wisdom and transform the systems meant to support them! READ MORE >>

    Giving Black Boston:
    An Intimate Portrait of Black Stewardship in Boston

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    WHO MANAGES THE MONEY?

    How Foundations Should Help "Democratize Capital."

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    #BlackLivesMatter PHILANTHROPIC ACTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

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    MONTGOMERY TO FERGUSON: A NEW MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

    A perspective from ABFE Fellow Terrance Pitts' weekend in Saint Louis/Ferguson during the national mobilization.
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    ABFE'S DIRECTORY OF MINORITY- AND WOMEN-OWNED INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT FIRMS

    ABFE's directory is a useful tool for foundation decision makers who are interested in casting a wider net to include high-performing minority-owned firms that have traditionally had limited access to this market. Contact Erika Davies for more information.
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DECEMBER 2015 EDITION OF ABFE MAGAZINE

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ABFE 3rd Thursday Webinar Series

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Evaluation as a Tool Towards Equity

Thu, Sep 17, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
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Funders Briefing: An Update on the Movement for Black Lives

Thu, Sep 10, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
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Power Concedes Nothing without Demand

(November 10, 2015) Many of us were watching the protests at the University of Missouri closely and could not be more proud of the student leadership there. Once again, as it has been the case throughout our history, students took a stand against bias and inequity. They were able to gain the support of allied staff and faculty and were successful in meeting their goal.
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Study: Why Has the Number of Black Professionals in Philanthropy Decreased?

(June 9, 2014) We’ve seen very little discussion about this interesting phenomenon occurring among African-American professional staff...
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Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities

ABFE’s understanding of the strengths and assets as well as root causes of disparities in Black communities enables it to bring innovative solutions to address the issues at their core. ABFE’s, Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities (RPBC), helps organizations develop a racial equity lens in their grantmaking, thereby maximizing philanthropic investments.

This new template on RPBC builds upon grantmaking with a racial equity lens but is tailored specifically to grantmaking in and for Black communities. As a result, we have designed a set of defining characteristics of philanthropy that we believe is more likely to reduce gaps in racial disparities facing Blacks in the United States and are looking to partner with grantmakers around the country to apply this framework to their investments.

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