Learn what giving circles are, how they function and how you can connect with them as a fundraiser. Special focus will be given on how to do research on demographic-driven giving circles.
Presenter: Tracey Webb
Tracey Webb is the founder of Black Benefactors, a giving circle based in Washington, DC that provides funding and in-kind support to Black-led nonprofit organizations. Webb has been hailed as the first online chronicler of Black philanthropy as the creator of BlackGivesBack.com, a pioneering blog that highlighted stories of Black giving from 2007-2015. She also serves as an architect for Black Philanthropy Month that is observed every August. Webb has been featured in national media such as NPR and Ebony magazine, and is the recipient of several honors and awards that include the inaugural Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Living Legacy Award, and the 2014 Trailblazer Award from the Association of Black Foundation Executives. She possesses expertise in giving circles, nonprofit management and communication, data collection and program evaluation; and grantmaking in federal and state governments.