Join us for "Old Money, New Systems: Philanthropy Reclaimed," a three-part webinar series aimed at (re)educating emerging and established grant-makers about the history, purpose, and potential of philanthropy to advance equity and justice.
This interactive series will include pre-reading, interactive exercises, case studies, and small group discussions that equip participants with the tools they need to advance change wherever they sit in philanthropy, whether in a programmatic, administrative or operational roles.
In light of the many inequalities and interdependencies that COVID-19 has brought to light, this series will focus on how we can make a just transition toward systems that center the needs and contributions of Black, Indigenous and other People of Color, redistribute wealth, democratize power, and shift economic control to communities.
Session 1: June 9th, 2:00-3:00 p.m. [Registration for the first program is full]
In this session we will:
- Discuss the Background & History of U.S. Philanthropy
- Investigate how BIPOC communities have contributed to our current system of philanthropy
- Provide an overview of the grantmaking process
Session 2: July 7th, 1:00-2:00 p.m. [Registration for the second program is full]
In this session we will:
- Discuss what a just transition in philanthropy looks like?
- Discuss why this is important right now, particularly in light of COVID-19
Session 3: August 5th, 1:00-2:00 p.m. [Registration for the third program is full]
In this session we will:
- Identify what can we do from our seats to advance a justice and equity practice
- Outline the unintended consequences of our grantmaking practices and create strategies to minimize harm to our grantees
Recordings from the sessions will be posted on our website.
Allen Kwabena Frimpong, is a Managing Partner with AdAstra Collective, a consulting collective focused on building strong people, narratives, and movements. With over 15 years of experience in his field, Allen's work focuses on coaching funders and donors in cultivating grant-making strategies focused on making a just transition towards economic democracy. His capacity-building work in philanthropy has focused on supporting the development of social programs, service delivery models, community organizing campaigns and cross collaboration system change initiatives. He is a recognized thought leader with a unique and creative perspective on his interdisciplinary work with social movements harnessing his skills from the arts, community organizing, resource development & mobilization, as well as participatory planning & design thinking within complex systems. He has a Masters in Urban Affairs and Planning from CUNY Hunter College with graduate certifications in Popular Economics from Amherst College and Labor Leadership Skills from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He is currently a candidate at University of Pennsylvania's School for Social Policy in Arts & Cultural Strategy.
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