August 4-5, 2015
RESPONSIVE PHILANTHROPY IN BLACK COMMUNITIES (RPBC) TRAINING
September 21-23, 2015
ABFE BLACK MALE FUNDERS LEARNING & ACTION NETWORK (LAN)
September 24-26, 2015
Women in Philanthropy Leadership Retreat
Hammock Beach, Florida
October 1-4, 2015
Catalyzing Community Giving Institute
National Harbor, Maryland
October 13-14, 2015
FISCAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS GROUP (FAOG) CONFERENCE
2016 Call for Session Proposals:
James A. Joseph Lecture Nomination:
Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Nomination:
Institutional Award for Philanthropic Leadership Nomination:
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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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
Get informed! READ THE REPORT >>
WHO MANAGES THE MONEY?
How Foundations Should Help "Democratize Capital."
READ THE REPORT >> written by ABFE's 2015 "Trailblazer Award" recipient, Thurman V. White, Jr.
#BlackLivesMatter PHILANTHROPIC ACTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
Read the report and JOIN THE MOVEMENT >>
MONTGOMERY TO FERGUSON: A NEW MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY
GET IT HERE FIRST!
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.
ACCESS THE DIRECTORY HERE >>
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NEWS AND EVENTS
ABFE 3rd Thursday Webinar Series
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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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.