Partnering to improve community through a results driven approach to philanthropy and diversity/equity and inclusion.

Led by founder and CEO Tesha McCord Poe, Joy-Raising  partners with organizations to address their most critical fundraising and diversity/equity and inclusion (DEI) needs. Whether it's helping to launch a capital campaign or confronting unexamined bias in hiring practices, we know how to work with you to move forward and bring 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

  • En Route: Where We Go After the Relaunch
    Feb 26, 10:00 AM PST – Dec 17, 11:30 AM PST
    Online Meeting
    Join a monthly meeting of others who are ready to be in community to make change towards more inclusive philanthropy practices.
  • The Summit
    Wed, Jun 23
    Interactive Online Conference
    Jun 23, 9:00 AM PDT – Jun 24, 3:00 PM PDT
    Interactive Online Conference
    Join us for an enriching two day experience. Learn from leaders of color in philanthropy and grow with your peers. Be inspired and prepared to do great things!

Recent Events

  • The Relaunch Session #4: Setting Goals that Matter, Progress and Innovative Incentives
    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
    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.