So let’s make this Black Philanthropy Month our moment to change the way we define and speak about philanthropy. Let’s tap into the rich resources we have around us. Let’s embrace and empower the community assets that have historically driven action in the black community. Let’s build a better world — and let’s all do it together, recognizing the positive impact that black philanthropy has and will continue to have on countless communities.
Philanthropy can be just as focused on perpetuity as it can on results. I have witnessed institutions with millions and billions in assets and the desire to change the world attack that very mission as a solo practitioner.
The Benefits of Giving: Why we do what we do as Blacks in Philanthropy by Beverly Cooper
The arrival of August kicks off Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), a multimedia campaign to inform, involve, inspire and invest in Black philanthropic leadership and strengthen African-descent giving in all forms, established by Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson in 2011. Join us all month long as we share member testimonials about Black Philanthropy, the importance of diversifying leadership, the benefit of giving and more!