NEBIP Set to Launch Black Donor Development Initiative (2015 Article)

A Catalytic Change Supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Boston — New England Blacks in Philanthropy (NEBIP), a group aimed at uniting black philanthropists, trustees and grant making personnel, will launch the first phase of its multiyear initiative to build a black donor base in New England today. This effort, supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will help NEBIP in its goal to inform, reform, and transform giving among black donors and support black-related causes.

“With grant support from the Kellogg Foundation, we were able hire Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock to conduct an initial study of black donors in Boston. The result of Dr. Hancock’s study is Giving Black: Boston, a forthcoming report that reveals incredible insight into a diverse pool of black Bostonians and their perceptions about giving. It also makes several recommendations about how NEBIP and our partners can fully engage black Bostonians in giving black.”

NEBIP will launch its new website at nebip.org today. The website will serve as host for Giving Black: Boston and as a launch pad for Phase II, which will include a yearlong series of NEBIP-sponsored events and activities, such as forums, publications, membership drives, and more.

About New England Blacks in Philanthropy

NEBIP is an affinity membership group that unites Black philanthropists, trustees and staff of grant making institutions to enhance philanthropy’s ability to address the needs of Black communities. In addition, we seek to increase the influence and presence of Blacks in philanthropy. We want to help provide the tools for Black communities to become healthy, vibrant and self-sufficient.