From Root to Ritual: A Conversation about the systemic & historical characteristics of inequity in Philanthropy (Abolition, Reform, Expansion – Session 1)

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 09:00 am to 12:00 pmLocation: N/A - online


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This session will unearth the systems that root philanthropy and fundraising by grappling with history, intention, and impact. We will discuss philanthropy’s role in ensuring that equity, diversity, inclusion, access, and belonging exists within the nonprofit sector, and whether the practices of philanthropy and fundraising have evolved with society.  Participants will gain clarity on viewing the philanthropic ecosystem through an equity lens and understand where fundraisers can disrupt long standing (and potentially inequitable) rituals that exist in philanthropy today.


(Part of the Abolition, Reform, Expansion program.  See the full description and and register for the whole program here)

SKU: N/A Category: Audience: Fundraisers interested in exploring the inequities of the current philanthropic ecosystem and how it might be reformed.

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Date: January 11th, 2022


Member $79
Non-Member $85


  • Dennis Dumpson

    Dennis Maurice Dumpson is an author, thought leader, strategic consultant, and racial equity practitioner. He is Founder and Principal Consultant of #InvestBLK, a boutique racial equity & strategic planning consulting firm specializing in strategy development, training, and coaching for nonprofits and leaders. Prior to #InvestBLK, Dennis served as a Diversity Teaching Fellow & Lecturer with Community College of Philadelphia.

    Previously, he served as the first Director of Community Engagement & Outreach at the Philadelphia International Airport; Managing Director of Development & External Impact at KIPP Philadelphia Schools; and Vice President of Development at Opportunity Finance Network.  He has also served on