HARAMBEE: Let’s All Pull Together
DETROIT, MICHIGAN | APRIL 4-6, 2019
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OVERVIEW
Join the nation’s largest gathering of Black professionals in philanthropy at ABFE’s 2019 “HARAMBEE- LET’S ALL PULL TOGETHER” on April 4 – 6th in Detroit, Michigan. ABFE will present its members, stakeholders and partners a vigorous agenda—aimed at increasing public and private investments in Black communities. HARAMBEE- LET’S ALL PULL TOGETHER is a Kenyan tradition of community self-help, fundraising and or development. Its’ literal translation in Swahili is “all pull together”. From its inception, ABFE has served to be a vehicle for leveraging resources for the betterment of Black communities. The shared values of unity, organizing and the pooling of resources are central to ABFE’s 2019 Annual Conference.
ABFE’s 2019 Conference will feature signature events and member favorite—the 28th Annual James A. Joseph Lecture & Awards Program, which honors those who are leading philanthropy and at the forefront of cutting-edge philanthropic strategies that support Black communities.
ABOUT ABFE
Established in 1971, ABFE is a membership-based, philanthropic and nonprofit organization advocating for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and philanthropists, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion.
HOTEL
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Dr W
Detroit, MI 48243
Rooms at Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center are available while they last at the special discounted group rate of $159/night. To book, please call The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Hotel’s Reservation Department at (877) 901-6632 (to get this special rate, please let the agent know you’re booking under “ABFE Annual Conference”).
*Unfortunately as of March 12, 2019, the ABFE group rate is no longer available on the hotel’s site, marriott.com.

2018 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 | PEABODY HOTEL MEMPHIS

 

Dear Members,

ABFE is pleased to announce our 2018 Call for Nominations for the 27th Annual James A. Joseph Lecture and Awards Program. This signature event, taking place during our Fierce Urgency of Now 2018 Conference, will include the keynote James A. Joseph Lecture on Philanthropy, as well as remarks from the Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Award, the Institutional Award for Philanthropic Leadership and Trailblazer Award recipients.

The application deadline is on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at conference@abfe.org.

Thank you for your nomination!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please download the packet below and contact Seitu Jemel Hart, Vice President of Membership & External Affairs, at sjhart@abfe.org or 646.392.9872.
CALL FOR SESSION IDEAS

In Detroit, we will focus on the major themes of inclusive revitalization, environmental justice and building political power. Specifically, we are looking for examples of how philanthropy addresses these three issues by investing in the core tenants of Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities and Black-led social change:

  • Civic Engagement & Political Power
  • Community Organizing & People Power
  • Policy Advocacy & Systems Reform
  • Economic Development & Economic power
  • Research & Intellectual Power
  • Communications Narrative & Social Power
  • Leadership Development & Strategic Convenings

In the call process, we want to identity, what is working and what shows promise for Black social change. We will encourage idea submitters to share products programs, services & research that advances successful outcomes for Black people, Black households & Black communities. Ideas are welcome from:

  • Individual or institutional philanthropy;
  • Philanthropic networks;
  • Public-private partnerships; and
  • Grassroots Leaders powering their community change.

The voices of youth/next generation leaders is also desired.

THE PROCESS

We greatly appreciate your investment of time in submitting a proposal (or two). Unfortunately, we will have limited time and space, and won’t be able to accommodate all of the submissions. We will select sessions that best fit our vision for the conference.

If selected, ABFE will work with the session curators to create an ideal session for 2019!

  • You’ll be responsible for covering your travel costs. Very limited resources are available for speakers that might have limited travel budget.
  • Session times, titles & descriptions may need to be modified to accommodate timing & placement in the agenda.
  • There might be opportunities to collaborate with another colleague, with a similar submission topic. We ask that you are amenable to collaborative opportunities, should we decide to accept & merge similar concepts.

Deadline: Submit your proposal by FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019. ABFE will contact you within two weeks of closing date whether or not your proposal has been selected.

SPONSORS

For inquiries, please contact us at conference@abfe.org.