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S.M.A.R.T Black Philanthropy

A New Model for Philanthropy in Black Communities

S.M.A.R.T. Black Philanthropy is a Beyond Wordz blog that aims to advance a new model of philanthropy in Black communities. This model is asset based instead of deficit based. It prioritizes a collaborative approach instead of a competitive approach to philanthropy. Finally, it is rooted in Black traditions and movements.  

 

SBP is written from the perspective of Johane Alexis-Phanor, a Haitian-American woman who inadvertently found herself in the field of community development working to leverage charitable giving to support the economic empowerment of communities of color. It challenges the current paradigm of philanthropy while exploring issues of Black self-reliance, structural inequalities in the non-profit field, the intersection of faith and social justice, and more. The S.M.A.R.T in S.M.A.R.T Black Philanthropy stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely- an acronym that is often used to set mission-driven goals. These writings present a S.M.A.R.T alternative for achieving greater social good through philanthropy.

Articles

Radical Philanthropy for Black Led Movements

Radical Philanthropy for Black Led Movements

A New Asset-Based Approach to Fundraising

5 Mistakes Philanthropy Makes in Black Communities

5 Mistakes Philanthropy Makes in Black Communities

Mainstream philanthropy does not prioritize the needs of the Black community

Lacking the Social & Cultural Capital to Raise Capital

Lacking the Social & Cultural Capital to Raise Capital

Challenges of being a Black fundraiser

Pay Black Women Their Worth

Pay Black Women Their Worth

What the Elizabeth Holmes Theranos Scam Can Teach us About How to Value and Invest in Black Women’s Labor and Innovation

Myth of the Unqualified Black Job Candidate

Myth of the Unqualified Black Job Candidate

Systemic racism that undermines Black self-reliance and what can be done to combat it

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