How do we do it?
Through targeted plenaries, compelling speakers and meaningful networking, attendees leave year after year with tactics suited for effective community work.
Why do we host CFP?
We host CFP to connect young, black philanthropists, non-profit founders, board members, volunteers and activists from across the country with the goal of increasing collective impact and building a network of support. Our own research shows that in 2014, 92% of our network donated financially to a nonprofit. The Community Circles report of Connected to Good reveals, “More than one in five African American donors (21%) have participated in giving circles…These are higher rates than among both Jewish donors (14%) and white non-Jewish donors (10%). A particularly striking finding was the age of giving circle participants. Unlike other aspects of charitable giving, giving circle participation is much more strongly related to age than to income: nearly half of all participants are under 40.” Continually, the 2015 Diversity of Giving report by Blackbaud states that "The underrepresentation of African-Americans and Hispanics suggests that organized philanthropy is not doing an adequate job of engaging non-white communities." As such, The Young, Black and Giving Back Institute is doing what organized philanthropy is not; we are creating a space and investing in the tools and resources nextgen black civic leaders can use to be the best changemakers they can be.