As a follow on to our successful three-week GeNErosity Festival of Philanthropy and Giving in 2018, we are running a series of activities over three days in November 2019 to look at philanthropy and its role in addressing diversity and inclusion. We will be delivering the events under the banner of the Festival hashtag #PoweredByPhilanthropy.
Through our Vital Signs reports, we have identified fairness and equality as issues where philanthropy could be doing more. We know that some causes are more popular with donors than others, and we have a responsibility to shine a light on areas of disadvantage linked to inequality and exclusion. We also need to back diverse leaders who are making a difference through our area’s small, local charities.
This three-day festival aims to kick start that conversation, and begin a year of research, discussions, activity and grant-making by the Community Foundation.
Through the events, we aim to:
Please have a look at the events below that make up this festival and book now to secure your place.
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
Community Foundation members can book now or when they receive the formal notice of AGM in the first week of October when more tickets will be released.
6pm, Gosforth Civic Theatre
Celebrating and showcasing a range of arts and cultural organisations from diverse communities supported by the Community Foundation
8am, Ward Hadaway
A seminar to help professional advisors increase their confidence in speaking to clients from diverse backgrounds about their philanthropy and giving.
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.
6pm, The Beacon
A 'Question Time' style panel debate looking at whether philanthropy has a diversity problem, chaired by the Community Foundation's CEO, Rob Williamson, with regional and national speakers.
8.30am, The Comfrey Project
An event to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to become trustees of local charities