Black philanthropy leaders transitioning from sprint to marathon

Black Canadian fundraisers, non-profit and foundation leaders gathered last week at a pair of conferences during Black Philanthropy Month to take stock, swap notes and re-energize after two years of accelerated change.

Why It Matters

Many nonprofit teams are working hard to ensure their policies create equitable opportunities for Black colleagues. Two Black Philanthropy Month conferences offered new insights and strategies for pushing this work forward.

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Since June 2020, Black leaders in Canadian philanthropy have been sprinting. 

They’ve started new organizations, raised new dollars, and spent countless hours educating non-Black Canadians about racism, funding inequities and the need for increased support for Black communities across the country. 

In early August, a group of Black leaders had an opportunity to catch their breath and gather together in community at a pair of conferences happening as part of Black Philant

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