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February 23rd, 2022 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

BEING BLACK IN PHILANTHROPY

Speaker(s): Agapi Gessesse/Stachen Frederick/Dahabo Ahmed-Omer/Jennifer Bernard, CFRE

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Viewing Platform: Zoom (registrants will be sent login details closer to the date)

Cost: FREE

In December 2020, the Network for the Advancement of Black Communities and Carlton University produced a report titled, Unfunded, that underscores the jarring reality that Black organizations receive as little as 7 cents for every $100 donated to Canada’s big charities. The study also found that the current ecosystem of Canadian foundations is not adequately meeting the resource and capacity needs of Black-serving organizations, and is therefore failing to address the complex and intersectional marginalization of Black communities. The report also saliently highlighted the reason the Foundation for Black Communities now exists.

Join this expert panel of Black leaders in our sector for a courageous conversation about these statistics and about fundraising in (and for) the Black community. The panel will openly discuss the opportunities and challenges for Black fundraising professionals, and the opportunities that exist for fundraising for the Black community. This session will also leave you with key insights that will help to shape your perspective about how to approach working with Black communities.