Posts tagged ‘diverse donors’
Tags: communities of color : diverse donors : diversity : equity : funding
Raquel Donoso, Executive Director of the Latino Community Foundation, writes about the changing face of philanthropy – it’s no longer just the 1%. Today, Raquel will be speaking at the Council on Foundations Community Foundations Conference about the new generation of donors who are more diverse and hungry to change the world for the better. Read her message below. Yesterday, D5 Director, Kelly Brown wrote from the conference about how shifting demographics are a wake up call for philanthropy. You can read it here.
Also, if you haven’t already seen it, take a look at D5’s film, I Am A Philanthropist, which showcases the profiles of several diverse donors who are changing the face of philanthropy.
I am a philanthropist. My mom is a philanthropist. My friends are philanthropists. We are the future of philanthropy.
I come from a generous family that always gave back to the community. We gave every Sunday to church, we gave to school, we gave to causes, we donated our time, and we opened our home to families immigrating to this country. Our family embodied the core of what philanthropy is; even though I did not hear that word until college, it was not a word that was uttered in our home. More »
Tags: communities of color : community foundations : diverse donors : funding : population-focused funds
At the very core of D5’s work to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion, is a commitment to making more financial resources available to diverse communities. We believe that raising the visibility and building the capacity of diverse donors and population-focused funds can make philanthropy more effective.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently featured an article on engaging Hispanic donors, which focuses on the role of new philanthropists in their communities, especially in keeping up with the demographic change in America. The article points out the various ways people do—or don’t—give back to their communities. In many cultures and communities, the tradition of giving has always existed, but it may not necessarily have been formally defined as philanthropy. On the other hand, some people with the potential to give do not—simply because they have never been asked! More »
Tags: communities of color : diverse donors : diversity
This video tells the story of San Francisco Bay Area philanthropic community’s response to 9/11. The AAPIP Civic Engagement Fund (CEF) is a funder collaborative, working with sixteen AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian) community organizations. The CEF increases capacities to build collective power within AMEMSA communities, leading to greater potential for long-term community change.
Tags: communities : diverse donors : diversity : equity : inclusion
At D5, we believe in the importance of showcasing the work being done to advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the field. The following post is the first in our ongoing series: Building the Movement: Voices of Leaders Working to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy.
by Valerie Oliver-Durrah, President and CEO, Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic
All of us have the potential to be philanthropists. Philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others—and that’s something that we can find within ourselves, and not just within the walls of foundations.
In mid-January, the Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic, a nonprofit technical assistance provider based in New York City, launched our strategy to raise awareness of the cross-cutting impacts of philanthropy—and of all of our roles as philanthropists in our communities. To start the conversation, we showed I Am A Philanthropist at the College of Staten Island. The film, produced by D5 and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, demonstrates how philanthropy is more effective—and our communities stronger—when the philanthropists themselves come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and give in different ways.
Tags: African American : Arab American : diverse donors : Latino : leaders : LGBTQ : Native American : Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
D5 is thrilled to be able to finally make public the new version of its “I Am a Philanthropist” video! This updated film now includes diverse donors from the Midwest and continues D5′s effort to spotlight the inspiring work that is taking place across the country. The new version of the video was premiered to the audience at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and D5′s We Are Philanthropy event that took place in Chicago on November 15, 2012, where diverse donors from the Midwest area came together for a day of celebration and learning. Please stay tuned as more stories are added to D5′s growing repository!