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Virtual Emerging Leader Book Club Discussion

Feb 4, 2021 12:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Presenter: Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Ph.D.

freemanTyrone McKinley Freeman’s work examines African American philanthropic agency in historical and contemporary contexts with an emphasis on the ways in which African Americans have used philanthropy to express their dignity and humanity as well as to survive and press for massive social reform. He is assistant professor of philanthropic studies and director of undergraduate programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. Previously, he was a professional fundraiser for social services, community development, and higher education organizations. He was also associate director of The Fund Raising School where he trained nonprofit leaders in the United States, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

His new book Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow was published by the University of Illinois Press. His research has appeared in O: The Oprah Magazine, USA Today, TIME, NewsOne, Blavity, The Conversation, Black Perspectives, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Advancing Philanthropy, and the Stanford Social Innovations Review. He is co-author of Race, Gender and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations (2011 Palgrave MacMillan). Tyrone is a proud HBCU graduate, having earned his B.A. in English/Liberal Arts from Lincoln University (PA). He earned a master’s in urban planning from Ball State University, a M.S. in Adult Education and Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University. Follow him @mckinleytyrone


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Additional Resources

Find Your Peers
Want to join in a conversation with other young professional fundraisers across the country? Sign up for the AFP Young Professionals LinkedIn Group!

Tips for Young Professionals
As a young professional in the field of fundraising, it is important to remember that you are not alone. There are many members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals who are in your community and willing to help you find the resources for success. We hope these tips will provide you with a good place to start in your new career or to become more engaged with your profession and your association.

Everything You Need to Know About Certification
Start now to build your portfolio to become a Certified Fundraising Executive, the internationally-recognized baseline professional credential for nonprofit fundraisers.  Visit http://www.cfre.org for more information.

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