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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

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 accused Tutsi spy, Jacques Sebisaho, [...]

By | 2017-05-06T20:07:43+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Philanthropist Profile|0 Comments

The Mindful Warriorship of Gretchen Ki Steidle

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 adventure, her awakening as a world [...]

By | 2017-05-06T20:15:54+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Philanthropist Profile|0 Comments

Philanthropist Profile: Jim Nowak, dZi Foundation

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 vital in living a life [...]

By | 2017-05-06T20:15:12+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

How to Find & Prioritize Qualified Grant Prospects

In our work with global NGO leaders, we’ve noted a few things that keep our clients awake at night: Weak pipeline of new major funding sources; The organization is in an ongoing cycle of urgency in fundraising; Not enough hours in the day or clones to get everything done. While we don’t have any secrets [...]

By | 2017-03-29T18:17:59+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Fundraising|0 Comments

Opportunity Collaboration: The Second Time’s The Charm

By Vanessa Pierce, Chief Strategist and Director I find that Opportunity Collaboration (OC) is a little hard to describe to people who haven’t experienced this week-long convening of global delegates in Mexico to leverage ideas, resources and innovations, all in service of a common audacious goal: tackling the complexities of global poverty through collaboration. When friends [...]

By | 2017-03-14T22:24:04+00:00 January 5th, 2017|For Funders, Fundraising|0 Comments

Demystifying Alternative Funding Models: PRI, PFS, SIBs, and Impact Investing

The world of nonprofit financing and fundraising is quickly changing. No longer are grants the only option for a 501(c)3 looking to raise capital; in the last few years, a myriad of alternative funding models have emerged. It can be hard to understand the mechanisms underlying each model, so we’ve broken it down for you. [...]

By | 2017-01-06T18:48:25+00:00 December 1st, 2016|For Funders, Fundraising|0 Comments

A Message of Gratitude from Our Team

Although these last few weeks have been brutal for many of us in the social sector, we remain grateful to be working alongside so many incredible organizations who are on the front lines of social justice, creating a more just and inclusive society.  All of us at Black Fox Philanthropy are in this work because [...]

By | 2017-01-06T18:48:25+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Will Post-Election Donations Affect Your Year-End Appeal?

We are over a week out from the election, and news reports such as this one from The Atlantic are reporting a sharp increase in donations to some non-profits, particularly organizations working in causes related to key campaign issues, such as the environment, civil liberties, immigration and women's rights/healthcare. Since Donald Trump was made President-Elect, [...]

By | 2017-01-06T18:48:25+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Fundraising|0 Comments