Returning to Black Fox: Team Member Taylor Rosty’s Social Impact Journey

Taylor Rosty is the newest member of the Black Fox Philanthropy team. Today on the blog, she's sharing her social impact journey and more about her role at Black Fox Philanthropy. “Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” ― Rumi I was [...]

By | 2018-06-18T18:38:48+00:00 June 6th, 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

Reflections on Opportunity Collaboration 2017

Another incredible week in Mexico at Opportunity Collaboration (OC) has come and gone - and yet not gone:  Anyone who has experienced this “unconference” is forever changed by the experiences, relationships, and deep learning that is uniquely OC.  In celebration of this time with beloved kindreds, we offer our unique reflections on the week. But [...]

By | 2018-06-22T17:38:51+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Big Announcement

Dear Friends and Colleagues, These are exciting times at Black Fox Philanthropy and we wanted you to be among the first to know!  Wait for it…. Black Fox Philanthropy was founded in 2013, born out of Natalie Rekstad’s fierce passion for positive impact in the world.  Since that time, we’ve grown, added team members and [...]

By | 2018-06-22T17:40:37+00:00 August 24th, 2017|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