A Philanthropic Covenant with Black America

Overview

A Philanthropic Covenant will feature eight essays from several prominent African American grantmakers, scholars, activists and clergy that will examine critical elements of modern philanthropy and how they affect Black communities for good and for ill. Each chapter will include statistical documentation of the issues, strategic recommendations to improve the quality of Black life, and examples of outstanding models already being practiced throughout the country. A Philanthropic Covenant is intended to inform ...

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Overview

A Philanthropic Covenant will feature eight essays from several prominent African American grantmakers, scholars, activists and clergy that will examine critical elements of modern philanthropy and how they affect Black communities for good and for ill. Each chapter will include statistical documentation of the issues, strategic recommendations to improve the quality of Black life, and examples of outstanding models already being practiced throughout the country. A Philanthropic Covenant is intended to inform individuals, grantors, religious organizations, fundraisers and youth how philanthropy—time, talent and treasure—can be strategically mobilized to assist Black communities in dealing more effectively with the issues outlined in The Covenant with Black America. Throughout the book, emphasis will be placed on the role, responsibilities and potential of African Americans and African-American philanthropy, in particular, to affect positive change in their own communities.

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"Authors mostly from charitable organizations describe how the philanthropic sector can and does contribute to addressing the problems and fulfilling the potentials set out in the mother volume. Their topics include philanthropy and religion, youth in philanthropy, civic engagement in the African American coummunity, African American response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the power of small groups, and volunteerism as a resource for black communities." (Book News, August 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470397923
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/30/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

RODNEY M. JACKSON is the founder, President, and CEO of the National Center for Black Philanthropy, Inc., incorporated in Washington, D.C. in November of 1999. Mr. Jackson is also founder of the National and Regional Conferences on Black Philanthropy that have been held biennially since March 1997. He was also editor of Moving the Agenda Forward, the Proceedings of the Second National Conference on Black Philanthropy; editor and contributing author to At the Crossroads, the Proceedings of the First National Conference on Black Philanthropy; Philanthropy and the Black Church: New Problems, New Visions; and Black Philanthropy, the Newsletter of the People, Programs and Issues in African-American Philanthropy.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Empowering The African American Community Through Strategic Grantmaking By (Angela Glover Blackwell Founder And Ceo Policylink, San Francisco, CA).

Chapter 2: Philanthropy and Religion By (Harold Dean Trulear, Ph.D. Associate Professor Of Applied Theology Howard University School Of Divinity, Washington, DC Fellow, Center For Public Justice, Annapolis, MD President, G.L.O.B.E. Ministries, Philadelphia, PA).

Chapter 3:Fundraising to Strengthen Black Communities By (Birgit Smith BurtonDirector For Foundation Relations Georgia Institute Of Technology, Atlanta GA.

Chapter 4: Youth In Philanthropy By (Jeanette M. Davis-Loeb,Founder And Ceo Rising Oak Foundation, Vashon Island, WA).

Chapter 5: Civic Engagement in the African American Community By (Stephanie Robinson, Esq., Founding President And Ceo The Jamestown Project, New Haven, CT And Charisse Carney-NunesThe Jamestown Project, New Haven, CT).

Chapter 6: An African American Response to Natural Disasters: Reflecting on Hurricanes Katrina and Rita By (Sherece Y. West, Ph.D. President And Ceo Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Little Rock, AK And Kermit “K.C.” Burton Program Officer Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD).

Chapter 7: Families And Friends - The Power Of Small Groups By (Carol Brunson Day Ceo National Black Child Development Institute, Washington, Dc And Judith Gordon Samuel Partner, Samuel Consulting LLC, Chicago, IL African American Family Reunions).

(Chapter 8 - to come).

Chapter 9: A Philanthropic Covenant With Black America By (Rodney M. Jackson Founder And CEO The National Center For Black Philanthropy, Inc.).

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