We celebrated Black Philanthropy Month with words of wisdom from Black leaders in the sector (and a few thoughts on what philanthropy can learn from Black giving)...
- Leaders from around the sector, including EPIP ED Storme Gray, shared their perspectives on Black women's leadership in philanthropy in a Radical Generosity: Black Women in Philanthropy Twitter Chat.
- Andrea Caupain Sanderson, Michelle Merriweather, Angela Jones, and T’wina Nobles told The Seattle Times that “philanthropy is long overdue for a healthy dose of Blackness” and share how they are bringing a new model of Black philanthropy to the Seattle area.
- Nikki Kirk suggested “a values shift” and “an investment in leaders” as a way to support Black artists and communities on the Grantmakers in the Arts blog.
Toya Randall, Curator and Catalyst for Voice. Vision. Value. Black Women Leading Philanthropy, a new digital narrative project housed at Foundation for Louisiana, introduced the project with these words: "We use our voices in spaces of power to center the lived experiences of Black people. We do this in furtherance of our vision for justice."
...thought back on the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in July…
- The Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy, a five-year commitment of 16 foundation presidents to disability inclusion, released a series of videos about disability inclusion & philanthropy, beginning with this introduction.
- Mia Mingus shared her conviction that “disability justice is just another word for love” in a keynote presentation at the 2018 Disability Intersectionality Summit.
- Rachele Tardi & Zachary Turk shared what they learned in working to make their grantmaking at Open Society Foundations disability-inclusive, including the need to create inclusive applications and develop fully accessible events.
… and looked at how leaders and communities are (or are not) encouraged and supported.
- Girls Leadership’s Ready to Lead report looked at leadership supports and barriers for Black and Latinx girls, finding that while Black and Latinx girls were most likely to see themselves as leaders, bias and fear were both major barriers in their leadership journeys.
- In Nonprofit AF, Vu Lee called out philanthropy for failing to support BIPOC leaders and calls on the sector to let BIPOC leaders lead, support them while they are leading, and protect them when they are undergoing challenges.
- NCRP's latest report, Black Funding Denied, showed a lack of community foundation support for Black communities and calls on community foundations to address this grantmaking disparity.
- Looking for some leaders to follow on Twitter? Funders for LGBTQ’s Top LGBTQ Philanthropoids to follow on Twitter in 2020 is out and as always it is an amazing lineup.