Are institutions that control wealth inherently broken? How can wealth be used as a tool of healing and love and belonging rather than a tool to separate and cause hurt in our communities?
In his book, Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, Edgar Villanueva weaves a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional racial and colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance. Using his own personal experiences as a Native American grantmaker and foundation executive, Edgar offers a prescription for restoring balance and healing our divides using the guidance of indigenous wisdom.
The Annual AISES National Conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development! Attendees include American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and First Nation high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies.
This year’s theme is Transforming Our Future. We invite participants is to connect with legacies of resilience, resistance and co-liberation of individuals and communities throughout history as co-inspiration to re-imagine our lives and communities from this present-forward. Keynotes and break-out sessions offered participants the opportunity to connect to this theme.
Featured keynotes Climbing Poetree and Edgar Villanueva. Their presentations will include a combination of traditional keynotes, spoken word, film, music, and performance art as we explore different mediums that we can use to work towards our liberated future.
A variety of sharp critiques have been written recently about the practices, history, and prejudices of private philanthropy in the U.S. This provocative plenary features a discussion with the author of one of these critiques for a facilitated conversation encouraging the potential of private philanthropy. The goal is to have a frank, but ultimately uplifting, conversation on how all families engaged in philanthropy can better achieve the shared goal of a more just and open society.
Over the past 20+ years, Grantmakers for Education (GFE) has grown into the largest and most diverse consortium of education philanthropists in the nation. Founded in 1995 on the premise that collective insights, shared resources and constructive collaboration enable grantmakers to make more intentional and impactful investments, Grantmakers for Education set out to demonstrate the power of networks in affecting greater change. Our motto, Together, what’s next, positions us to build upon our strong history and move with our members toward the future, exploring new ideas and more strategic ways of working together.
Native Americans in Philanthropy will hold its 30th Anniversary Summit over two days during mid-September, in the beautiful and exciting downtown Chicago. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19, and features a number of activities hosted at the Field Museum and University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center. The theme for this special experience is “Together We Rise. Together We Soar.”
On its 41st Anniversary - Instituto Familiar de la Raza invites you to an evening of healing and deep conversation about the future of philanthropy. Join us and Edgar Villanueva author of Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, and the next generation of community-based leaders to discuss ways to create a more holistic and democratic philanthropy.
The Equity Summit is United Way’s gathering for those interested in and dedicated to advancing racial equity in their organizations and communities. The Summit will amplify equity achievements and strategic breakthroughs happening throughout the United Way network. Attendees will learn from and be inspired by the energy, momentum, and work of both local United Ways and United Way Worldwide. Efforts to create a more equitable network will be highlighted, allowing attendees to learn from each other, strengthen their capacity, and integrate diversity, equity and inclusion in their work.
FreeFrom is a groundbreaking, two-day Summit to explore the concept of survivor wealth, develop a deeper understanding of financial trauma and healing, and build new skills and tools to support your own financial security as well as that of your clients and the gender-based violence movement as a whole.
JUST. COMMUNITY. comes as an important discussion at time when Charlotte—a city that emerged from Native American trading paths—has just marked its 250th anniversary and as our nation has begun to commemorate 400 years of documented Black life in America.
New Generation of African American Philanthropists, a Charlotte-based giving circle, is proud to join with Bank of America and YMCA of Greater Charlotte in bringing Edgar Villanueva, a North Carolina Lumbee Indian, to his home state and Charlotte to discuss his new book.
In the book Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, Edgar Villanueva weaves a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional racial and colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance. Using his own personal experiences as a Native American grantmaker and foundation executive, he offers a prescription for restoring balance and healing our divides using the guidance of indigenous wisdom.
This event will feature in-depth discussion with Edgar Villanueva, and each ticketholder will receive a copy of the book Decolonizing Wealth.
Hosted by New Generation of African American Philanthropists in partnership with Bank of America and YMCA of Greater Charlotte
Please join us for this epic celebration of music, art and culture as we discuss Decolonizing Wealth and healing pathways for racial and economic justice, with author and philanthropist, Edgar Villanueva.
Decolonizing Wealth NOLA will feature special guest, actress Dawn-Lyen Gardner! Dawn-Lyen has left an indelible mark on viewers as Charley Bordelon in the critically-acclaimed TV series QUEEN SUGAR, created by Ava DuVernay and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey. A Juilliard-trained actor and former teaching artist, her creative work has long intersected with her advocacy work, which has ranged from youth arts empowerment to advancing gender equity to racial justice organizing.
She is a proud member of social justice collective HARNESS - founded by America Ferrera, Ryan Piers Williams and Wilmer Valderrama in response to the 2016 election - whose members work to center marginalized communities in pop culture. In 2018, Dawn-Lyen became an official ambassador for women’s empowerment organization Women for Women International. She recently spoke at the 2018 FACING RACE National Conference and at the 2019 Othering and Belonging Conference in Oakland, CA.
Dawn-Lyen is thrilled to now be working with JLove Calderón, Matt McGorry, Edgar Villanueva and the entire team at Inspire Justice.
PLENARY: THE ROLE OF PHILANTHROPY IN SHAPING THE FUTURE
To see meaningful change that transcends siloes and achieves population level impact, we need to think differently about our approaches to the problems that seem to defy solution. Hear from four seasoned philanthropic leaders who, in different ways in education, health, economic mobility and children, are addressing the systemic problems at the root of so many of the challenges we face.
Through events like Conversations with Chanda, The Minneapolis Foundation is leading its community on a tough but revealing path of discovery and civic action. They’re calling on everyone to join them in the hard conversations that seek shared understanding. They know even the most candid dialogue remains essentially talk – they seek to spark actions for the community’s grittiest, most vexing problems.
Join The Minneapolis Foundation for a conversation with Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth. This book weaves a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance and offers a prescription for restoring balance and healing our divides using the guidance of indigenous wisdom. This intimate yet tough conversation is for everyone with an interest in important civil dialogue.
The Washington State Nonprofit Conference is the only annual statewide gathering for members of the nonprofit community. Take a day away from your desk to see your challenges from another perspective, meet nonprofit leaders from across the state, and visualize how you can lead the change for a better nonprofit sector.
The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (The Circle) is pleased to present the Decolonizing Wealth Canadian Tour! More than a book tour, this convening will bring Edgar Villanueva to Canada to amplify his message of using “Money as Medicine,” and how philanthropy can learn to decolonize its wealth. The Circle will convene a dialogue to help participants consider and make a plan for how to take small steps toward increased learning and decolonization both personally and inside their institutions.
Lunch will be provided.
Partners: Toronto Foundation, Mastercard Foundation, SHARE, The Lawson Foundation
Please reach out to Sasha Chabot-Gaspe at firstname.lastname@example.org to request any additional requirements you may have in order to fully participate in the event.
You're invited to the 2019 Leadership Summit, the largest gathering in Alaska of nonprofit leaders. Bring your staff and your board. If you are looking for interactive and engaging sessions that are geared specifically to the needs of nonprofits and will provide strategies you can implement immediately within your organization, this is the event for you. This year, the theme is: ENERGIZE! ACTIVATE MISSION WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE
This year, in Vancouver, the Summit will gather their global network to examine the what it means to center impacted and historically marginalized communities. How does historical context show up today? How do we show up in ways that allow us to contribute to transformation? How do we honor communities we seek to work with?
The summit will bring together civic, business, philanthropy leaders and practitioners, advocates, and experts with members of the general public to share strategies for advancing equity in education, housing and economic mobility for communities of color and other marginalized groups. The overarching aims of this summit are to foster cross-sector dialogue and develop best practices that will contribute to systemic change in Seattle and Washington State, for a future where prosperity is broadly shared.
Drinks and Conversation with Edgar Villanueva, Author of Decolonizing Wealth, VP of Programs and Advocacy at the Schott Foundation for Public Education and Rodney Foxworth, Executive Director, BALLE
Join us for a Skoll World Forum Ecosystem Event — open to all — for drinks, light snacks, and conversation about our role in keeping equity at the fore of philanthropic giving. We'll meet informally as old colleagues and new friends with a shared vision for how our collaborations can put the needs of communities first.
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. The four-day program spans a range of mainstage and more intimate sessions, peer-led discussions, networking elements, performances, meals, and more. Curated and produced by the Skoll Foundation, its mission is to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change.
Edgar will be speaking on “Is Philanthropy The Solution or Part of the Program” on Wednesday, 4/10 at the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre.
We often find ourselves impatient with the pace of social change. As our community convenes, we’ll explore how global leaders, thinkers, and doers "Accelerate Possibility." We’ll consider the growing sense of urgency that demands we accelerate ideas into action to architect a fair, inclusive, and sustainable future. Global phenomenon Desi Hoppers, the hip-hop dance crew from Mumbai, will join us for an unforgettable performance of their joyful choreography.
Ai-jen Poo, activist and Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance
Anab Jain, futurist, filmmaker, and co-founder of design studio Superflux
Edgar Villanueva, social-justice philanthropy expert and author of Decolonizing Wealth
Doors open at 3:30pm. Seating will be in the Circle and Balcony and is first-come, first-served.
Please join the Point People for a breakfast with Edgar Villanueva
Hosted by: The Point People. Invited: key funders and radical change-makers for a conversation hosted by Fozia Irfan, CEO Beds & Luton Community Foundation and trustee of the Association of Charitable Foundations. The event will be from 8.15 (8.30 start) - 10.00..
The Native Women’s Business Summit is a 2-day workshop scheduled for April 5-6, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to bring together 300 Native American women in business to share our collective experiences, grow our social capital and create a network that is reflective of our own cultures and communities.
What if we used wealth to heal, not harm? What if money was spent trying out concepts that challenge or shatter the structures and systems that have created inequity and disparity?
In Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, award-winning Native American funder Edgar Villanueva weaves a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance, and offers a prescription for restoring balance and healing our divides using the guidance of indigenous wisdom.
Edgar Villanueva is a nationally-recognized expert on social justice philanthropy. Edgar currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Native Americans in Philanthropy and is a Board Member of the Andrus Family Fund, a national foundation that works to improve outcomes for vulnerable youth.
In addition to working in philanthropy for many years, he has consulted with numerous nonprofit organizations and national and global philanthropies on advancing racial equity inside of their institutions and through their investment strategies.
Edgar holds two degrees from the Gillings Global School of Public Health at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Edgar is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and resides in Brooklyn, NY.
CO Impact Days is where leaders of the Impact Investing movement are born. The event culminates with an in-person Social Venture Marketplace (also open to the public) - essentially a farmers market for investors filled with valuable social ventures (projects, nonprofits, for profits, and funds) that are seeking investments!