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Philadelphia Tribune: The steps towards strengthening Black nonprofit leadership after George Floyd

As we get deeper into fall, many nonprofit leaders are scrambling to make their end-of-year numbers while preparing for 2024. For many Black-led nonprofits, the situation is especially acute as some funders have started to back off of equity funding, which was more abundant during the time of our nation’s “racial reckoning,” when this funding is now needed more, not less.

More than three years ago (June 26, 2020, to be exact), 24 Black nonprofit leaders from Philadelphia came together to create a safe virtual space to unpack and process the trauma resulting from the murder of George Floyd. The murder was the latest evidence that Black lives are only occasionally tolerated and often don’t matter.

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