The Community Investment Network (CIN) will host its 13th Conference, Philanthropic Activism: Activate, Accelerate, Amplify, on October 4-6, 2018 in Jackson, Mississippi. The Conference is designed specifically for our national network of members, community organizers, change makers, philanthropic professionals, and funders. The conference builds on the momentum of the rise of new thought leaders transforming communities through service on local and national levels. Our conference will empower communities of color to use models of community philanthropy to create change. The conference will also offer insights on how philanthropy can be used to support emerging political, social, and leadership missions.
Our 2018 Conference will offer members and supporters in the field of philanthropy an exciting lineup of professional development opportunities, technical assistance, educational workshops peer-to-peer learning, and networking opportunities for philanthropic, non-profit leaders, and college students. The 2018 program will offer strategic alignments and the application of the best and most promising practices that connects grassroots philanthropy to mainstream philanthropy to work collectively in improving conditions and opportunities in communities of color.
We invite you to Activate, Accelerate, and Amplify the philanthropic movement with us.
See you in Jackson!
Conference Point of Contact:
For more information or technical assistance with submitting this form, please contact Special Gathering at CIN@aspecialgathering.com or call (410) 685-7664.
Address: 1230 Raymond Rd, Jackson, MS 39204
Hotel Lodging Information:
Discounted Rate at $117 per night, plus tax
Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown
235 West Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Hotel Number: +601-353-KING
Direct Number: +601-969-8502
Fax Number: +601-969-8515
Reservation Link to CIN Discounted Room Block
If prefer to call to book your room, please use the code “CIN1” by calling 1-888-440-1822.
Learn more about 2018 CIN Sponsorship Opportunities.
More About CIN:
The Community Investment Network (CIN) is a national network of giving circles that invest in communities of color. CIN giving circles pool their personal time, talents and treasure to address social issues that impact their communities.
As an organization, CIN outlines thoughtful giving strategies through grantmaking, advocacy and public education as an avant-garde movement to support and invest in grassroots philanthropy that improves lives and outcomes in communities of color. Since CIN’s founding in 2003, more circles have joined the Network across the Southeast and throughout the nation. “We Are Philanthropist” was birthed from many members who’ve said that they did not know that they were philanthropists until they connected to the CIN Network.
At CIN, we inspire, connect, and strengthen, people of color to make strategic philanthropy and collective giving practices a part of their lives. We support the launch and strengthening of Giving Circles as a way of redefining and re-framing philanthropy so it is more racially inclusive, democratic, and accessible to people of all classes. We consolidate donors of color through Giving Circles, which are autonomous, self-governing vehicles for collective giving and leadership. Since its inception, members of CIN have awarded more than $250,000 in grants to local communities and volunteered an equivalent of more than $1.5 million with their time. CINs signature programming exemplifies its mission:
Essentials for Diversity in Giving (EDG) is a proprietary curriculum used to help define, educate, and encourage communities of color to engage in collective philanthropy. The curriculum includes individual and group exercises that illuminate the fundamentals of philanthropy from the perspective of communities of color in partnership with institutional philanthropy. The curriculum is designed for community foundations, key community institutions or organizations, such as civic, faith-based, or fraternal, to aid in the engagement of donors of color.
The HBCU/Donors of Color Initiative was launched in Spring 2016 with the intent of inspiring and equipping college students with resources to address challenges in their communities through collective philanthropy. The program leverages current CIN giving circle members to serve as presenters and personal examples of creative philanthropy for students. The Initiative is designed for students of color at all institutions of higher learning and uses classroom sessions, mentoring, and convening(s) to create a pipeline to the next generation of philanthropists.
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