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 | 2018-05-10T01:12:36+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 | 2018-03-28T02:24:53+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 | 2017-11-05T18:32:58+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 | 2017-08-24T21:33:04+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|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

After the Election, Finding Hope in Philanthropy

By Vanessa Pierce, Director & Chief Strategist, Black Fox Philanthropy We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. -Martin Luther King, Jr. Like nearly 60 million of my fellow Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton for President, I was in a state of shock and disbelief the night of November 8.  The next [...]

By | 2017-01-06T18:48:25+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

St. Boniface – Rising Strong for Haiti

The devastation in Haiti is harrowing.  Hurricane Matthew has destroyed up to 80% of homes in the south of Haiti and has only compounded the devastation of the earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010.  The death toll has reached nearly 900 with hundreds of thousands more Haitians displaced or made homeless by the storm's devastation. [...]

By | 2017-01-06T18:48:25+00:00 October 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Mystery and Mastery of Opportunity Collaboration

As a former art curator, I marvel at the audacity and talent of landscape painters. How is it possible to capture such sublime majesty with humble pigment, canvas, and fine or coarse-haired brushes? Attempting to interpret and describe the experience of Opportunity Collaboration is equally daunting. While I am no virtuoso with a pen, I [...]

By | 2017-01-06T20:33:40+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments