Reflections

The Diversity of Family Foundations and Engaging High Net Worth Individuals

Every family, individual, and foundation is different. Consultants have to have a toolkit of competencies, active listening, and facilitation skills to approach each engagement in distinct ways. Watch a conversation with consultants Dawn Franks, President of Your Philanthropy, and Yvonne Moore, Principal Advisor of Moore Philanthropy, to discuss how to work effectively with family foundations and high-net worth individuals to support their philanthropic efforts.

Women’s History Month FB Live Special featuring Yvonne Moore from Moore Philanthropy. #GlobalGiving #GlobalGoals

No successful movement has ever come about without the power of a great network. And when I use the word great I do not mean large in numbers. The origins of a great network usually come about because of a shared vision for a better life, the mental and psychological exhaustion due to injustice, or simply the human need for connection. Whatever the goal or the model chosen, in no way make the mistake of belittling the efficacy and influence of a well-informed and well-connected network.

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Values Out Loud: Be Bold!

Yvonne Moore, Founder and Principal Philanthropic Advisor of Moore Philanthropy delivers a keynote speech on the value Be Bold! at the 2018 Segal Family Foundation Annual Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.

Listen to the speech and play the video.

The Language of the Deaf Must Be Heard

I’ll be honest. When I signed up for the Katerlinden School networking visit I had no idea I would be spending the morning learning about the culture and #community of the deaf and the #disabled. I’d clearly misread the description in the conference briefing. I quickly and eagerly read words and phrases like artist-led, ambitious socio-education, and #democracy and culture. Yet not once did I associate these talents, ethos or dreams as those #inclusive of, or important to those who cannot hear or see.

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Dr. Dionne Show

Dr. Dionne Poulton interviews Yvonne Moore, Principal Philanthropic Advisor of Moore Philanthropy, and former Chief of Staff to filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail E. Disney. Listen as Yvonne candidly shares her exciting experience advising and overseeing her clients’ individual and family wealth—helping them to invest in causes around the world that are important to them; and also her description of “red carpet givers” who don’t necessarily “give” for the right reasons.

Listen to the recording below.

Fitting The Image to The Spirit

As a philanthropist and philanthropic practitioner from the African American diaspora, I was initially excited to explore your issue on Diaspora philanthropy and excited to know that philanthropy by and for communities from myriad diasporas around the world might find an audience among the mainstream philanthropic community. For those of us for whom this work is core to our culture, it is in no way a ‘trend’ as I’ve often heard my colleagues refer to it. However, the graphic you chose for the cover of the issue I found to be unfair to the diversity of traditions, backgrounds and experiences of many diaspora communities.

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Giving Voice to Fuel Change

Helping make change is a choice. Do you help or hinder?

Since 2010, the Black Diaspora has formally celebrated our collective history of philanthropy each August during Black Philanthropy Month. Deeply rooted in our ancient cultural traditions, Black Philanthropy Month celebrates our past and educates our children, so they have the knowledge and confidence that their communities are not simply takers (as so often portrayed in mainstream media outlets), but givers, builders, and visionaries.

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The High-Impact Giving Strategy for 2017? Love

Flipping through my photo archive from the past year, I came across a snapshot of the bridge of locks in Paris. Not the more famous Pont des Arts, which was dismantled for safety reasons in 2015, but a tiny bridge named Pont de l’Archevêché. Because they rarely venture off the beaten path, few tourists have discovered this smaller replica hidden just behind Notre Dame. Believing I’d completely missed an opportunity to ever see this physical manifestation of emotion, I was pleasantly surprised when I found myself at this “symbol of everlasting love.” And watching the sunset over the Seine I succumbed to the emotion the locks symbolize – Love.

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Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month and Our Collective History

Philanthropy in this country did not begin with the creation of institutions established by oil and steel magnates, or with savvy investors. The origins and forms are numerous, but for me—a Black woman in America—philanthropy is ancient, personal, inter-generationally nurtured, and, quite honestly, expected.

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