Five essential insights from the 2022 Black Leadership in Social Impact summit

Speakers shared powerful points, from the difference between philanthropy and reparations to the role wellbeing plays in the fight for Black equity

Why It Matters

Black changemakers make important contributions to the world of social impact every day. A better, more effective, and more equitable sector means listening closely to the perspectives of these Black leaders.

Black History Month just wrapped up, but there’s no time like every day of the year to reflect on the innovations of Black social impact leaders. 

Last week, Future of Good co-hosted with the Foundation for Black Communities a summit on that very topic. The Black Leadership in Social Impact summit brought together 38 speakers and hundreds of changemakers from around the world to celebrate and highlight Black leaders’ work — and to talk about the systemic change needed to enable more Black leaders to flourish.

The two-day summit was packed with ideas and insights that could change the way social purpose work is done. It was about inclusion — as Rosemary Sadlier, former president of the Ontario Black History Society and the recipient of the Order of Ontario, said in her opening of the summit, “if you’re in an organization, it might be time to look

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