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Inclusive Philanthropy

Partnering to make real change

Guided by our visionary founder and CEO, Tesha McCord Poe, Joy-Raising isn't just another consultancy – we're your strategic partners in creating meaningful impact. We dive deep to understand your organization's unique fundraising and DEI challenges, from spearheading landmark capital campaigns to unearthing and addressing subtle biases in your hiring.

Daring to tackle the tough conversations on philanthropy, money, race, class, and community, we stand beside you to navigate these complexities. Let's reimagine what's possible and elevate your organization to its highest potential. Join us in this mission of transformative change.

We are unafraid to engage in the most challenging discussions about philanthropy, money, race, class, and community in order to help your organization accomplish its best.

Upcoming Events

  • The Summit 2024
    The Summit 2024
    Mon, Jun 24
    University of Chicago- Gordon Parks Arts
    Jun 24, 2024, 3:00 PM CDT – Jun 26, 2024, 1:30 PM CDT
    University of Chicago- Gordon Parks Arts, Chicago, IL, USA
    Jun 24, 2024, 3:00 PM CDT – Jun 26, 2024, 1:30 PM CDT
    University of Chicago- Gordon Parks Arts, Chicago, IL, USA
    This isn't just another gathering – it's where passion meets purpose. Join us for this transformative experience!
  • Special Dinner Gathering at The Summit
    Special Dinner Gathering at The Summit
    Tue, Jun 25
    Ascione Bistro
    Jun 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Ascione Bistro, 1500 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
    Jun 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Ascione Bistro, 1500 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
    Enhance your Summit experience by joining fellow participants for a special dinner event. This engaging evening offers a unique opportunity to connect informally and continue the day's inspiring discussions.
  • The Academy with Joy-Raising
    The Academy with Joy-Raising
    Fri, Sep 27
    The Alexandria in San Carlos
    Sep 27, 2024, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    The Alexandria in San Carlos, 835 Industrial Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070, USA
    Sep 27, 2024, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    The Alexandria in San Carlos, 835 Industrial Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070, USA
    On September 27, 2024, join us for Joy-Raising's newest offering, The Academy. This gathering will provide the skills you need to use an inclusive lens in philanthropy with thought leaders who are doing the work!
  • The Academy
    The Academy
    More information coming soon
    San Francisco Bay Area
    More information coming soon
    San Francisco Bay Area
    More information coming soon
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Join the waitlist for Joy-Raising's newest offering, The Academy. Coming in Fall 2024, this gathering will provide the skills you need to use an inclusive lens in philanthropy.

Recent Events

  • The Relaunch Session #4: Setting Goals that Matter, Progress and Innovative Incentives
    The Relaunch Session #4: Setting Goals that Matter, Progress and Innovative Incentives
    Wed, Aug 26
    Online Zoom Event
    Aug 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
    Online Zoom Event
    Aug 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
    Online Zoom Event
    Session #4 of The Relaunch will focus on Setting Goals that Matter, Measuring Progress & Creating Innovative Incentives for Teams. We will be in conversation with Mitch Bostian, Head of School, The Berkeley School. Join us!
  • The Relaunch Session #3: Events and Volunteer Engagement Through an Equity Lens
    The Relaunch Session #3: Events and Volunteer Engagement Through an Equity Lens
    Wed, Aug 12
    Online Zoom Event
    Aug 12, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
    Online Zoom Event
    Aug 12, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
    Online Zoom Event
    Session #3 of The Relaunch will question who we can approach our philanthropic events and volunteer engagement through an equity lens. We will be in conversation with Alison Park, Founder of Blink Consulting. Join us on this journey to make our philanthropy programs more inclusive and antiracist.
  • The Relaunch Session #2: Cultivation, Stewardship and The Ask
    The Relaunch Session #2: Cultivation, Stewardship and The Ask
    Wed, Jul 29
    Online Zoom Event
    Jul 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
    Online Zoom Event
    Jul 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
    Online Zoom Event
    Session #2 of The Relaunch will tackle critical issues surrounding donor cultivation and stewardship and making the ask. Special guest, Wanda Holland Greene. Join us on this journey to make our philanthropy programs more inclusive and antiracist.
  • A Few Steps Towards Developing an Anti-Racist Philanthropy Program
    A Few Steps Towards Developing an Anti-Racist Philanthropy Program
    Fri, Jun 19
    Online Conversation
    Jun 19, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Online Conversation
    Jun 19, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Online Conversation
    Like you, Joy-Raising objects to policies and behaviors that negatively impact groups of people based on race. But what if this is happening in our organizations unintentionally? And how do you ensure that it doesn't happen in your Advancement practices? Join me, let's talk.
  • It's Time to Talk: Preparing for the Uncertain
    It's Time to Talk: Preparing for the Uncertain
    Fri, Mar 27
    Online Video Discussion
    Mar 27, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Online Video Discussion
    Mar 27, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Online Video Discussion
    Let's make sure we're ready! Zoom Meeting ID: https://zoom.us/j/584980908
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