23rd Oct 2019

About #PoweredByPhilanthropy 2019

In less than two-weeks, the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland will host #PoweredByPhilanthropy 2019, three days celebrating and debating philanthropy's role in diversity and inclusion.  But what is it and how can you get involved?

The Community Foundation believes in the importance of giving and philanthropy, matching generous people from all walks of life with the brilliant work of local charities in all areas of our community. #PoweredByPhilanthropy 2019 is about widening the lens of who gets to be in the philanthropy picture, and features a range of events over three days to:

  • celebrate the work of small, local charities which are led by and which include people from diverse communities in North East England;
  • raise understanding about the philanthropy of diverse communities, and how philanthropy has supported the development of greater equality and inclusion for marginalised groups;
  • discuss challenging issues about the place of philanthropy alongside diversity and inclusion
  • motivate people and businesses to do more philanthropy to address diversity and inclusion

Our events diary from 5 – 7 November 2019

Tuesday 5 November 2019

Community Foundation AGM and #PoweredByPhilanthropy 2019 Launch

2.30pm, Gosforth Civic Theatre

With keynote speaker Debra Allcock-Tyler from the Directory of Social Change, and showcasing groups from diverse backgrounds, this event kicks off #PoweredByPhilanthropy 2019

Further information and booking available here

An evening of diverse arts and culture

6pm, Gosforth Civic Theatre

Celebrating and showcasing a range of arts and cultural organisations from diverse communities supported by the Community Foundation featuring Liberdade, Curious Arts, Curious Monkey, Brundibar, and Voices of Virtue.

Further information and booking available here

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Motivations and minefields: advising clients with diverse backgrounds on philanthropy

8am, Ward Hadaway

A seminar to help professional advisors increase their confidence in speaking to clients from diverse backgrounds about their philanthropy and giving.

Further information and booking available here

Can generosity change the world? The role of philanthropy in equality and inclusion campaigns

2pm, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

A seminar bringing together national experts to outline philanthropy’s strengths and weaknesses in tackling inequality in the past and present.

Further information and booking available here

Thursday 7 November 2019

Encouraging first-time trustees from diverse backgrounds

8.30am, The Comfrey Project

An event to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to become trustees of local charities, run in partnership with the Newcastle Young Professionals Forum.

Further information and booking available here

Why it’s time to talk about diversity and inclusion

Rob Williamson, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation explains the importance of #PoweredByPhilanthropy 2019

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