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Small Shops Need Love, Too! How Lean Fundraising Teams Can Build a Major Giving Pipeline

ResearchPRO’s Black Gives Back Conversation with Deborah Aubert Thomas

August 25, 2022

ResearchPRO CEO, Regina Alhassan speaks with Deborah Aubert Thomas who serves as the president and CEO of Philanthropy Ohio and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from over 30 years in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Deborah is committed to leading and equipping Ohio philanthropy to be effective partners for change in their communities.

Deborah previously served as vice president, programs & learning and provided vision and oversight for all Philanthropy Ohio educational programs. She has also served as director of grants and programs at the Princeton Area Community Foundation and has experience coordinating a diversity internship program for Women & Philanthropy; developing the National Girls Inc. Media Literacy after-school program; and coordinating the Leadership Scholars program at the Institute for Women’s Leadership, Rutgers University. Deborah serves on the board of directors for Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and United Philanthropy Forum. She previously served on the board of the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio.

She holds a Master of Arts from the Steinhardt School of Education, New York University and a Master of Science from the Milano Graduate School, New School University. Deborah is also personally a philanthropist. Check out her TEDxKLB presentation https://www.ted.com/talks/deborah_aubert_thomas_power_reciprocity_through_giving_circles

2:00 Black Philanthropy During Colonial America
6:00 Do Black Fundraising Professionals Have a Responsibility?
8:00 Creating Our Own
10:00 Reciprocity, Charity, and Sharing Power
15: 00 Equity Funding Gap: Women & Girls Get Less
20:00 The Power of Pledged Gifts
25:00 Philanthropy as a Practice
30:00 Helping the People Who Help the People Who Help the People
35:00 Not Just a Job: Celebrating Black Professionals in Philanthropy
40:00 August, the New February
43:00 Giving Circles - So Much Power


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