There are a number of harmful fallacies that we have been taught and continue to perpetuate in philanthropy. They have been developed from collective learning in a colonial and capitalist system that oppresses entire communities and values wealth creation over equity, our natural world, and safety for everyone.These fallacies deepen inequity, create harm, and weaken our effectiveness and happiness in our roles. They hold us back from real and authentic connections with our donors and hold us back from creating a relationship that invites the donor into the work in a meaningful way. They restrict our ability to make real and lasting change for our causes.
In this session we will unlearn these practices and re-imagine philanthropy that is based on an anti-oppression practice, centers our communities, and is more effective at engaging and inspiring our donors.
About the Presenters:
Tanya Hannah Rumble, CFRE (she/her) and Nicole McVan, MA (they/them) are long-time collaborators and respected fundraising leaders. Together they have led learning sessions and facilitated workshops for more than 2,500 professional fundraisers across NorthAmerica and Europe on the topics of power and privilege; equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and fundraising.