Strategies to Advance Economic Security for Children and Families in the Face of COVID-19

Even before COVID-19, children around the world had been facing another pandemic, with over 300 million children living on less than $1.90/day despite declining global poverty rates. Now, according to UNICEF and Save the Children, the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic could thrust at least 86 million more children from lower and middle-income countries into household poverty by the end of 2020. In the US, the annual poverty rate will reach levels comparable to the Great Recession, and child poverty is projected to rise by 53%. The implications for child health, safety, social mobility, and well-being are catastrophic and will also widen gender, racial and ethnic disparities. Even amidst this bleak forecast, bold solutions are emerging, from grassroots to grasstop NGOs, policy advocates, funders, and field leaders.

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When I launched Moore Philanthropy in 2015 I made a commitment to highlighting investments made by donors in the African Diaspora, lifting up the demonstrated proof that we are investors and not only recipients. But as I reflect upon Black Philanthropy Month 2020 and my 21 years in institutional philanthropy, I am saddened and quite honestly angered by the ongoing failure to invest in Black women and Women of Color, not only in the U.S. but around the world.

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The Funding Space 2019

The Funding Space is a learning, creative, and partnership development space. It brings together local and international experts in social entrepreneurship and fundraising, impact investors, venture capitalists, and financial institutions to facilitate sessions.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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