Let’s All Pull Together

(Virtually)

April 21-23

Join Us For A Virtual Conference

Harambee

2021

2021

Join Us at Harambee 2021 as ABFE Celebrates 50 Years of Strengthening Philanthropy to Strengthen Black Communities

Join Us

Join the nation’s largest gathering of Black professionals in philanthropy at ABFE’s 2021 “HARAMBEE- LET’S ALL PULL TOGETHER” as we lift up our “Call to Action” as a path forward for us all.

Neglectful responses to a pandemic, state-sanctioned killings and social disruption will forever mark 2020 as a pivotal year for America and other nations. Foundations and other sectors expressed outrage at the neglect and made statements, declaring commitments to lasting social change and racial equity. For our 50th anniversary, ABFE is challenging individuals, philanthropy, and other sectors to live up to those commitments.

Tackling the racial inequity and systemic injustices exposed by, but pre-date COVID-19, will not be accomplished in a 3–5-year strategic plan or grant cycle. Black communities need commitment for long-term change that will not be deterred by changes in leadership or attention.

From April 21-23, you will experience 10 featured sessions that focus on one of our Call-to-Action issue areas. We will celebrate the work and challenge our thinking on how to do this work, do it better and do it for the long haul.

Our Commitment

Tackling the racial inequity and systemic injustices exposed by, but pre-date COVID-19, will not be accomplished in a 3–5-year strategic plan or grant cycle.  Black communities need commitment for long-term change that will not be deterred by changes in leadership or attention.

April 21-23

From April 21-23, you will experience 10 featured sessions that focus on one of our Call-to-Action issue areas. We will celebrate the work and challenge our thinking on how to do this work, do it better and do it for the long haul.

Sponsors

Speakers

Workshops

APR 22

Day 2

Our Tradition

In the tradition of Harambee, our 2020 conference is a call for collective action to increase public and private investments in Black communities, as well as build and protect Black institutional, political and economic power.
Number of participants in 2019 conference, workshops and trainings

1000+

Speakers

ABFE offers various programs through its Membership and Partner Services, as well as Philanthropic Advising, Research and Advocacy.

Register

Single Day Passes
$150
Single Day (April 21st)
$150
Single Day (April 22nd)
$150
Single Day (April 23rd)
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$300
Member
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$400
Non-Member
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$200
Student
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Group Rates
**Please contact Shamika Shahid (sshahid@buoyantpartners.com) if you would like to purchase group tickets of 5+
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Living Our Life Like It’s Golden

The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE), a national association membership organization that promotes effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities, was founded in 1971 in Montreal, Canada as a working group and later became an independent membership organization. Founding members organized a like‐minded group of people in philanthropy because they recognized and acted on the urgency to bring diversity and inclusion to, and equity in philanthropy. 

The founding mission of ABFE is to promote effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities. Throughout our history, the organization has further clarified and defined investments that we feel are strategic and improve outcomes for our children, youth, adults, and families.

For 50 years:

ABFE has provided the philanthropic sector with critical opportunities for professional development, networking, and advocacy in the Black community.

ABFE has led conversations on issues of equity and fairness impacting the most marginalized communities.

ABFE has helped produce some of the most impactful foundation executives in the field and hundreds more are in our leadership pipeline.

ABFE has been a crucial support system for Black philanthropy professionals working in a field with diversity and inclusion challenges. 

ABFE has provoked foundations to face society's most complex issues and discuss philanthropy's role in addressing them.

Membership Has Its Privileges

ABFE is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, non-profits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion.

An ABFE membership provides access to a wealth of valuable benefits that start immediately!

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We’d love to hear from you

For programming inquiries, contact Tekecha Morgan, Programs Associate at tmorgan@abfe.org.

For communications inquiries, contact Sabrina E. Williams, Director of Marketing & Communications at swilliams@abfe.org

For membership inquiries, contact Evelyn Rivera, Director of Membership at membership@abfe.org

For sponsorship inquires, contact T'Shawn Rivers, Director of Development and Campaigns at trivers@abfe.org

For registration inquires, contact Shamika Shahid, Virtual Event Planner at virtualadmin@buoyantpartners.com
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