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A Black Fox Philanthropy Lens On Hosting A Successful Jeffersonian Dinner

by Natalie Rekstad, Founder & CEO of Black Fox Philanthropy, LLC, B Corp Recognizing that less resourced NGOs can’t afford to engage our fundraising services, one of the ways Black Fox Philanthropy serves the social sector is to be open source on much of the content we’ve developed.  We regularly release this content via our [...]

By | 2018-11-13T19:14:43+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maximizing Attendance at Sector Convenings like Opportunity Collaboration, Skoll World Forum, and Others by Natalie Rekstad & Topher Wilkins

By Natalie Rekstad, Founder & CEO of Black Fox Philanthropy & Topher Wilkins, CEO of Opportunity Collaboration Natalie:  The first year I attended Opportunity Collaboration (OC) I did so at the suggestion of Sara Hall, a mentor, who also encouraged me to host a session on fundraising.  An “unconference" focused upon poverty alleviation?  I was [...]

By | 2018-09-27T18:00:10+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Black Fox Philanthropy SDG White Paper Release | From Promise to Practice: Boots-on-the-Ground Perspectives on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In honor of Global Goals Week, a week where the United Nations and partners come together to bring awareness to accelerate progress to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, also known as the Global Goals), Black Fox Philanthropy is proud to release this White Paper that shines a light upon how the Goals are being leveraged [...]

By | 2018-10-08T21:50:36+00:00 September 24th, 2018|UN SDGs|0 Comments

The Power of Courage | Reflections on the Women Moving Millions Summit

By Natalie Rekstad, Founder & CEO of Black Fox Philanthropy I often spend part of my Sunday mornings reflecting upon the week:  What has moved me, what has brought me joy, and ways I can show up differently, better, in my work and life for myself and for others.  This Sunday was different due to [...]

By | 2018-09-17T02:34:04+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Philanthropist Profile|0 Comments

From Stethoscopes to Spreadsheets: Our Summer Intern’s Experience

By Caitlyn Holt, Black Fox Philanthropy Summer 2018 Intern As a kid, there was not a single doubt in my mind that I was going to be a veterinarian. I planned my whole life around it and even bought a small animal stethoscope in 8th grade to start my career. This was the plan until [...]

By | 2018-08-17T16:26:37+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

To the 6th Grade Class of SHOFCO Girls School in the Kibera Slum | What I wish I had known at your age…

by Natalie Rekstad, Founder & CEO of Black Fox Philanthropy, LLC I had the extraordinary opportunity to visit our client Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), in the Kibera slum in Kenya last month, and while this NGO focuses upon three levers which empower communities to transform urban poverty to urban promise, I was most blown [...]

By | 2018-08-20T15:35:23+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SDG 5 and Why It Matters: What If Women…

By Natalie Rekstad, Founder & CEO of Black Fox Philanthropy I was invited to speak on a panel last month at Renaissance Weekend in Beaver Creek, Colorado on the topic of “What if Women …” (Meaning, how would everything in the world be different if the female half of humanity had not been more-or-less locked [...]

By | 2018-08-04T15:38:53+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What to Do If Your NGO is Declined Funding

UPDATED: While traveling in Kenya to work with the Segal Family Foundation African Visionary Fellows, Natalie delightedly read Black Fox’s latest blog post.  She had some additional advice to share, so here is an updated version that has been, as we call it, “Natalie-ified!" A denial letter or email from a funder can be disheartening, but [...]

By | 2018-07-24T14:29:43+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Skoll World Forum 2018 | The Year of The Woman

By Natalie Rekstad, Founder & CEO Each year, nearly a thousand of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders, and strategic partners come together for the Skoll World Forum to exchange ideas, solutions, and spark collaboration.  Located at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, the Forum is comprised of an extraordinary community [...]

By | 2018-06-18T18:47:33+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Philanthropy in the Home | How Sons and Daughters respond based upon Gender

By Natalie Rekstad, Founder & CEO of Black Fox Philanthropy My personal philanthropy primarily focuses upon women & girls, and on March 13th in Denver, Colorado, I was fortunate to attend the 2018 release of Women Give, the signature research report of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute that studies gender differences in charitable giving. This year’s report [...]

By | 2018-06-22T17:38:31+00:00 March 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments