The protests that erupted after George Floyd’s murder triggered a wave of activism and money flowing to organizations that seek to advance equity, from advocacy groups like Black Lives Matter to historically black colleges to grassroots neighborhood groups. The record-setting donations came from the nation’s biggest philanthropies, wealthiest donors and perhaps most importantly tens of millions of everyday donors, many of whom had never sent their money to such organizations before.
But what difference has the money made, and will it continue to flow to causes that work to stomp out racism and promote more equity in housing, business, education and elsewhere? And how can you make a difference, whether you want to volunteer, donate money, encourage your employer to give – or lead your work colleagues, friends and family in efforts that can make a difference?
Join the Associated Press, the Chronicle of Philanthropy and The Conversation for a free one-hour discussion on Wednesday, June 23 at 4 p.m. Eastern to learn about how charitable donations and volunteerism can produce real impact from three experts:
-Ana Marie Argilagos, president of Hispanics in Philanthropy and a former Ford Foundation senior adviser
-Daniel Lee, who just stepped down as head of the Levi Strauss Foundation, where he focused on how to ensure nonprofits led by people of color got attention from corporate philanthropy
-Earl Lewis, former head of the Mellon Foundation, who is now leading a $5 million University of Michigan project to help nine communities develop reparation plans