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.
"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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March 01, 2009
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