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Philanthropy must prioritize elevating and including Black voices

In 2020, the philanthropic sector started conversations about how philanthropy can better support Black-led organizations and the Black community. The sector missed a great opportunity with these listening sessions for Black non-profit leaders to share their hopes and dreams for their communities and the work of their organizations.

By Tokiwa T. Smith

August 8, 2022

Barely keeping our doors open: How COVID-19 has affected my small, Black-woman-led nonprofit

There is a common adage among the Black community that “when White folks catch a cold, Black folks get pneumonia.” Various versions have been stated by many Black leaders, but the meaning remains the same: the various inequities that result…

By Tokiwa T. Smith

July 1, 2020