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Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

Friday, July 24, 2020
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Jul

2020/07/24 - Black Philanthropy Month & Collaborations: MOU To Merger

[NEW EPISODE] Black Philanthropy Month & Collaborations: MOU To Merger

Black Philanthropy Month
BPM 2020, in August, examines how all forms of funding can advance the economic justice so essential for racial equity. My guests are BPM founder Jacqueline Copeland and co-architect Valaida Fullwood.

Collaborations: MOU To Merger
Gene Takagi
is seeing more interest among nonprofits in exploring co-ventures of some sort. We talk through how to start that journey internally and externally, and what form your collaboration might take. He's our legal contributor and principal of NEO, the Nonprofit & Exempt Organizations Law Group.


Segment 1

Tony introduces his first guests, BPM founder Jacqueline Copeland and co-architect Valaida Fullwood. Jacqueline discuss the mission of their organization and the scale of black philanthropy. Valaida shares that black philanthropy tens to grow during recessions.

Segment 2

Jacqueline and Valaida discuss black philanthropy month, which happens in August, and what steps their organization takes to boost donations during this time. They discuss their post-Covid plans for virtual fundraisers, and implicit biases in their field. Tony plugs the website, blackphilanthropymonth.com, and thanks his guests.

Segment 3

Tony introduces his next guest, Gene Takagi, our legal contributor and principal of NEO. Tony plugs his website, neolawgroup.com. They discuss Covid-19’s impact on the law sector, saying that if anything, the virus has made his busier. Gene talks about racial and class equity during the pandemic. 

Segment 4

Tony asks Gene’s opinion on societal collaboration in these unprecedented times. He says that collaborating on humanitarian subjects within a company can be difficult. They discuss Gene’s article on merging nonprofit organizations and the necessity for a positive relationship. He talks about his role in organization mergers and legal transfers of intellectual property. Tony thanks his guest and signs off.

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