Research indicates Black fundraisers bring incredible intrinsic motivation, passion and lived experience to their work, yet they are not experiencing inclusion within their organizations. Instead, they’re confronted by white supremacy, anti-Blackness and experience workplace racial trauma as a result. Tune in as we shed light on the challenges Black fundraisers contend with, and how they find the motivation to carry on in spite of them. Learn with us, as we explore next-in-class strategies for fund development, fundraising, diversity, equity and inclusion. Celebrate with us as we pay homage to Black culture. Lastly, join our network of fundraisers of color and allies as we elevate Black voices and push for a more equitable and inclusive sector. The Black Fundraisers’ Podcast was founded by Kia Croom, a 22-year fundraising maven who has raised nearly half a billion dollars in a variety of cause areas including but not limited to STEM, anti-poverty initiatives, education, health, HIV/AIDS, advocacy, children & youth, workplace development, re-entry and more. The Black Fundraisers’ Podcast is produced by Kia Croom Fundraising & Philanthropy, a full-scale, Black-woman-owned fundraising firm that works exclusively with organizations fighting the byproducts of structural racism (e.g. poverty, mass incarceration, education inequity, economic injustice and more. Visit www.kiacroom.com to learn more. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Black Fundraisers’ Podcast on Apple Podcasts and YouTube.
Feb 26, 2024 • 13 minutes
Kia Croom and Avarel Smit celebrated Valentine's and Galentine's Day. They emphasized self-love as crucial before seeking it from others, underscoring the importance of appreciating oneself on Valentine's Day.
Feb 23, 2024 • 22 minutes
Kia Croom and Christal Cherry discuss whether or not boards are obligated regarding complaints leveled against nonprofit CEOs.
Feb 21, 2024 • 39 minutes
Understanding how white supremacy and unconscious bias affect workplaces: People of color facing name discrimination. Minda and Kia share their experiences, resilience, and love for Jay-Z and gummy bears in an open conversation.
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