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A Philanthropic Covenant with Black America

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Praise for A Philanthropic Covenant with Black America

"A long overdue call to action! These authors have written pieces that are rich in important detail and perspective; very appropriate for this historic and challenging time. They have addressed important topics on the uniquely American phenomenon of philanthropy." —Jeffrey A. Wolfman, Director of Institutional Advancement, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

"Through Covenant wisdom, we can leverage the rich [spiritual and intellectual] capital and historical ...

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Overview

Praise for A Philanthropic Covenant with Black America

"A long overdue call to action! These authors have written pieces that are rich in important detail and perspective; very appropriate for this historic and challenging time. They have addressed important topics on the uniquely American phenomenon of philanthropy." —Jeffrey A. Wolfman, Director of Institutional Advancement, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

"Through Covenant wisdom, we can leverage the rich [spiritual and intellectual] capital and historical philanthropic culture that already exists in the Black community to help unseat poverty, lack, and hopelessness. Black communities already know how to fish. The Covenant provides bigger hooks,?better bait, and stronger tackle to get the job done." —Kimberly Mullen-Jackson, Executive Director?&?CEO Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

"At the dawn of a new era in American politics, the essays in this volume offer a ringing call for social and racial justice. Part history, part philosophy, and part handbook, A Philanthropic Covenant with Black America covers a comprehensive range of subjects from the centrality of the prophetic giving tradition to the philanthropic response to Hurricane Katrina, and culminates with a challenge to build a $100 million Covenant Fund.'Along the way, it provides practical guidance on how to build Black social capital, and implement fundraising and wealth building strategies. This is an important contribution to the field, presenting a clear vision for the future of Black philanthropy." —Dr. Eugene D. Miller, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at The Graduate Center—The City University of New York

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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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