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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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CALENDAR

August 4-5, 2015

RESPONSIVE PHILANTHROPY IN BLACK COMMUNITIES (RPBC) TRAINING
Chicago, Illinois

September 21-23, 2015

ABFE BLACK MALE FUNDERS LEARNING & ACTION NETWORK (LAN)
Baltimore, Maryland

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
Nashville, Tennessee
 
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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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ABFE Celebrates Black History Month 2015

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The Relevance of Philanthropy

(June 24, 2015) The last time I put pen to paper I was writing about the video of the police and Black teens in McKinney Texas. I didn’t finish that piece...
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ABFE 3rd Thursday Webinar Series

BLACK VOTE MATTERS: EXPLORING THE SHIFTING LANDSCAPE OF VOTING, DEMOCRACY & CIVIC PARTICIPATION

Thu, Jun 18, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
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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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