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A Philanthropic Covenant with Black America

Rodney Jackson, Tavis Smiley (Foreword by), Emmett D. Carson (Afterword by)
ISBN: 978-0-470-39792-3
238 pages
March 2009
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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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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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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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BlogTalkRadio Podcast http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paullawrencevann/2009/09/28/rodney-m-jackson--live-discussing-philanthropy-in-black-america
"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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April 01, 2009
A PHILANTHROPIC COVENANT WITH BLACK AMERICA

 

From marquee foundations dispensing the fortunes of corporate titans, to family foundations supporting causes close to a founder’s heart, to community foundations striving to make a difference at home, the philanthropic sector offers vast resources to tackle the world’s most pressing problems.  But, while people of color make up one-third of the population of the United States, research by the Foundation Center shows that only 7 percent of grant support is designated specifically for racial and ethnic minorities. A PHILANTHROPIC COVENANT WITH BLACK AMERICA (John Wiley & Sons; $24.95; April 2009) addresses one very key issue: how to mobilize people and resources, particularly within the Black community itself, to pay for and implement strategies to improve education, healthcare, criminal justice, and judicial disparities. This new release aims to inform individuals, grantors, religious organizations, fundraisers and youth how philanthropy can be strategically mobilized to assist Black communities in dealing more effectively with relevant issues.

A PHILANTHROPIC COVENANT WITH BLACK AMERICA is derived in part from the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Covenant with Black America, a collection of essays by media personality Tavis Smiley and other authors that examined critical issues affecting the Black community today. Throughout this new release, emphasis is placed on the role, responsibilities and potential of African Americans and African-American philanthropy, in particular, to affect positive change in their own communities. This book features eight essays from several prominent African American grantmakers, scholars, activists and clergy that examines critical elements of modern philanthropy and how they affect Black communities for good and for ill. Each chapter includes 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.

 With a foreword by Tavis Smiley, grantmakers, fund developers, and nonprofit executives, and churches will find A PHILANTHROPIC COVENANT WITH BLACK AMERICA essential to the mobilizing their efforts.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

RODNEY M. JACKSON (Washington DC) 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.

Contributors include: Angela Glover Blackwell, Harold Trulear, Erica Hunt, Birgit Smith Burton, Jeanette Davis-Loeb, Stephanie Robison, Sherece West, Kermit Burton, and Emmett Carson.

  

A PHILANTHROPIC COVENANT WITH BLACK AMERICA
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Publication date: April 6, 2009

$24.95; Hardcover; 238 pages; ISBN: 978-0-470-39792-3

 

 

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