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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

PEACE CORPS: A New Era of Possibility through Documentary Film

Republic of Mali, West Africa, 1993.  Twenty-three year old Alana DeJoseph followed the village midwife through the African night with only a kerosene lantern to light winding paths leading to a small, round, mud hut where a young Malian woman reclined stoically. Inexperienced, scared, and resolute, Alana did more than show up as a Peace [...]

By | 2018-06-22T17:41:32+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Philanthropist Profile|0 Comments

The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur

by Natalie Lynn Rekstad, Founder & CEO, Black Fox Philanthropy Jonathan at a San Francisco Book Launch earlier this month In The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur, Jonathan Lewis does more than inspire readers to “kick injustice in the ass, twice” through social entrepreneurship; he describes his own unfolding as a social justice warrior, weaving [...]

By | 2017-07-19T22:54:29+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Fundraising|0 Comments

Jacques Sebisaho, Wisdom and Warriorship by the Awful Grace of God

Written by Natalie Lynn Rekstad Cold sweat pours over the blindfold in the sweltering Rwandan heat of midday.  Exposed throat constricted, heart beating wildly, his hands bound painfully behind the trunk of the teak tree that would be the last physical connection to his homeland, to earth.  Engulfed in darkness and weak from torture, the [...]

By | 2018-06-22T18:39:04+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Philanthropist Profile|0 Comments

The Mindful Warriorship of Gretchen Ki Steidle

Written by Natalie Lynn Rekstad Raised in a conservative, nomadic military family headed by an authoritarian father with a strong sense of duty, Gretchen Ki Steidle spent her early years in a constant state of upheaval.  With the nature of a seeker, and the resiliency of a military daughter, she forged a path of exploration and [...]

By | 2017-12-21T03:10:37+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Philanthropist Profile|0 Comments

Philanthropist Profile: Jim Nowak, dZi Foundation

Written by Natalie Lynn Rekstad As the youngest of five children in a family headed by a physicist father and an outnumbered mother, Jim Nowak had a boyhood rich with freedom. He used his independence to engage the world as a classroom, bringing to his education both curiosity and determination, qualities that were to be [...]

By | 2017-12-21T03:12:01+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Philanthropist Profile|0 Comments

Erik Schultz of Thriive: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy in the Developing World

Written by Natalie Lynn Rekstad Erik Schultz grew up in Southern California, a first-generation Norwegian-American born into privilege as a result of his father’s successful pursuit of the American Dream.  Along with the tenacity and discipline that built their wealth, his father brought to America the deep love and reverence for nature that is a [...]

By | 2017-04-26T19:27:48+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Philanthropist Profile|0 Comments