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.
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.
Read the entire piece here.
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.
Read the entire piece here.