17. Philanthropy in Communities of Color
About this episode
In this episode, my guest is the incredible Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman. Dr. Freeman is a 2022 Inaugural Laureate of the Dan David Prize, known as “the largest history prize in the world.” The Dan David Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship that illuminates the past and seeks to anchor public discourse in a deeper understanding of history.
He is an award-winning scholar and teacher serving as Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Previously, Dr. Freeman was a professional fundraiser (just like many of us) working in:
- community development
- youth and family social services
- higher education
He was also Associate Director of The Fund Raising School where he trained nonprofit leaders here in the U.S., as well as in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Dr. Freeman's research focuses on philanthropy in communities of color and philanthropy in higher education. His latest book, Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow won AFP’s Skystone Partners Research Prize in Fundraising and Philanthropy — and the Terry McAdam Book Award from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.
His work has appeared or been cited in The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Black Perspectives, Chronicle of Philanthropy, CASE Currents, and Advancing Philanthropy. He is also co-author of Race, Gender, and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations.
Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
"It's really about creating equitable pathways for engagement rather than pushing the same ones. And only catering to a small portion of the population is seeing people on their own terms from a philanthropic standpoint and then developing ways to cultivate and engage that interest and participation in a meaningful way in the life of our organizations so that they can not only see themselves but also contribute and feel connected to the mission in ways that are so important."
- Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Links mentioned in this episode
African America Development Officers
Women of Color in Fundraising & Philanthropy
13 Lucky Year-End Fundraising Tips from Bloomerang
Books mentioned in this episode
Collecting Courage by Nneka Allen
Growing Giver’s Hearts by Thomas H. Jeavens and Rebekah Casinger
Madam C.J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow by Tyrone McKinley Freeman
White Philanthropy by Maribel Morey
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