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. Read the entire piece here.
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.
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. Read the entire piece here.
Source: Alliance Magazine
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. Read the entire post here.
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 sun set over the Seine I succumbed to the emotion the locks symbolize – Love. Read the entire piece here.
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.
Source: Philanthropy New York