Monday, August 19, 2013

Black Philanthropy Month Presents Black Men and Boys Twitter Chat #BPM2013

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In an effort to continue the national dialogue on black men and boys, Black Philanthropy Month 2013 architects African Women’s Development Fund USA @AWDFUSA, @BlkGivesBack, Community Investment Network @communitynetwrk and the Giving Back Project @ValaidaF along with @BMAfunders, are hosting a Twitter TweetUp on Tuesday, August 20th from 2-3pm EST.

Co-hosts for the TweetUp are Tonya Allen, CEO, The Skillman Foundation @allen_tonya and Shawn Dove, Manager, Open Society Foundations’ Campaign for Black Male Achievement @dovesoars.

Among the topics of discussion are:
  • Share one way philanthropy can move the needle to improve outcomes for black men and boys.
  • How is philanthropy making a difference for black males in your community?
  • Black men and boys is a hot topic now. How do we leverage this momentum for real change?
  • Any advice for philanthropists who want to engage in the black male achievement field?
  • What resources related to black male achievement have you found helpful?
To participate, follow and join the discussion using #BPM2013. You can also participate via, where a Twitter “chat room” has been designed specifically for this event.  Visit and log in (top right) with your Twitter credentials. Then enter your tweets as you normally would—the hashtag will be automatically included for you each time you tweet.

About, a project of the Open Society Foundations and the Foundation Center, highlights the role of philanthropy in supporting black men and boys. A go-to source for data and information related to black male achievement, features a variety of resources, including an interactive mapping tool with funding data, a timeline of philanthropic milestones in the field, a toolkit for assessing project outcomes, a comprehensive collection of research reports, descriptive case studies of work on the ground, and multi-media content. The portal builds on the groundbreaking 2012 report, Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys, which examines foundation funding flows in support of black men and boys and highlights innovative philanthropic initiatives.

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