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Community Engagement


CBV philanthropy

Philanthropy Together is a  new national initiative to scale and strengthen the collective giving movement. They seek to democratize and diversify philanthropy through the power of giving circles! On July 30, 2020, Philanthropy Together held their first Racial Equity Community of Practice webinar. This is the first of a 6-month commitment that more than 75 giving[…]

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spirituality in Black youth

Long before white missionaries came to the African continent to “civilize” African people, our ancestors were practicing a wide array of religions, spiritual practices, and traditional forms of worship. Our ancestors worshiped their own gods, goddesses, and their ancestors. And while many of our traditional religious practices were swept away on both sides of the[…]

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Thank you Change Philanthropy! Our CommunityBuild Ventures’ President & CEO, Natasha Harrison, recently attended the 2019 Change Unity Summit. In addition, CommunityBuild Ventures was a proud sponsor. While there she and the team learned strategies for utilizing power to advance philanthropic equity. Change-makers gathered in heart wrenching and progressive conversations. The collective energy was indicating[…]

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The THRIVE Thomasville Heights initiative was created in an effort to give members of Thomasville Heights access to financial resources to address community concerns. On Thursday, November 21st the participants celebrated the completion of year one of the program. This was in partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Take a look at what[…]

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strategy

For many, planning, particularly strategic planning feels overwhelming and intimidating. The truth is strategic planning doesn’t have to be arduous or difficult, challenging or all-consuming. But it does need to be done right so I thought I’d share a few best practices I’ve compiled to help you feel comfortable and ready to conduct effective strategic[…]

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student perspectives

In 1837, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was founded as the first institution of higher education for African-Americans with the purpose of equipping and empowering students of diverse backgrounds to be visionary leaders in their chosen fields. Nearly 200 years later, there are over 100 HBCUs scattered across the South and Midwest, but over 50 years[…]

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Natasha Harrison

The CommunityBuild Ventures Team is excited to be celebrated by the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. Check Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s blog here. The THRIVE Thomasville Heights is an example of what community development can look like. It is an example of what happens when philanthropy allows community leaders to determine what their community[…]

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