...I believe black giving is magic!

 

The power and brilliance found with black philanthropy feeds my passion for the work that I have been called to do. Through a unique blend of leadership development, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) education and yes, ministry, I have found a way to live my best professional life.

 

Since 2010, I have embarked on a mission to educate the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors about black giving, especially among my "millennial" peers. (I hate the term millennial, but we can talk about that later) At the same time, I want to ensure my peers are effective in their philanthropic leadership. As such, through my nonprofit, Young, Black & Giving Back Institute, I create safe spaces for philanthropic leaders of color to network, learn and grow together in their respective roles as donors, board members and social entrepreneurs.

 

The end result of all of this creates pipelines, connecting civically engaged black professionals with foundations and nonprofit organizations who need them. 

 

In my former life, I was a proven communications strategist with a specialty in social media strategy, fundraising, and diversity engagement. I even received a National Boys & Girls Clubs of America Social Media Award for a six-week campaign in which I raised more than $23,000!

A few more of my favorite professional and academic highlights include:

  • 2016 ESSENCE Magazine feature (page 117)

  • 2013 JET Magazine 40 Under 40

  • EBONY.com freelance write

  • Research entitled: African American Millennials: Discovering the Next Generation of Black Philanthropy for the Effective Communication of Non-Profit Organizations (New York University, 2013)

  • Alumnae of North Carolina A&T State University (AGGIE PRIDE!)

 

Philanthropic & Civic Leadership

  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture Ambassador-Level Donor

  • Black Benefactors Giving Circle - Member

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.- Member

  • New York Cares’ Junior Committee VP (2009 - 2013)

 

Thanks for stopping by. All the best and be blessed! xoxo

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