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The Giving Black Podcast is the world’s first podcast dedicated to Black philanthropy and all things related to generosity in the global Black community. Listen to interviews that honour the culture and tradition of giving among Black people from the African continent, to the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas and across the globe.I am your host, Olumide Akerewusi. Here's a bit about me: I am Founder and CEO of AgentsC Inc., an international company delivering philanthropy solutions to the non-profit and private sector. I've spent almost 30 years working with major philanthropists, corporations, and grant-making foundations as well as charities and NGOs from across the world. I am a Black philanthropist, I am an African born and raised in the UK, and now living in Canada. My perspectives are uniquely diverse and frequently thought provoking. I'm an advocate of Equity Philanthropy and passionate about social impact. I am a proud father, husband, son, brother, nephew, and friend!I hope you enjoy this podcast, which will serve as an archive of wonderful and inspiring stories about black generosity.

Giving Black Podcast Olumide Akerewusi

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The Giving Black Podcast is the world’s first podcast dedicated to Black philanthropy and all things related to generosity in the global Black community. Listen to interviews that honour the culture and tradition of giving among Black people from the African continent, to the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas and across the globe.I am your host, Olumide Akerewusi. Here's a bit about me: I am Founder and CEO of AgentsC Inc., an international company delivering philanthropy solutions to the non-profit and private sector. I've spent almost 30 years working with major philanthropists, corporations, and grant-making foundations as well as charities and NGOs from across the world. I am a Black philanthropist, I am an African born and raised in the UK, and now living in Canada. My perspectives are uniquely diverse and frequently thought provoking. I'm an advocate of Equity Philanthropy and passionate about social impact. I am a proud father, husband, son, brother, nephew, and friend!I hope you enjoy this podcast, which will serve as an archive of wonderful and inspiring stories about black generosity.

    You Always Have To Put Something Back In The Community

    You Always Have To Put Something Back In The Community

    Since we launched The Giving Black Podcast in August 2023, members of The Giving Black Family are accustomed to me sharing how each Episode is very special and a must-listen. I always give one reason or another for why you should listen. Most times I share how the podcast explains the varying ways that generosity is manifest in the global Black community. This Episode is our 12th and final recording for Season One of The Giving Black Podcast. It is absolutely special, and it is a must-listen!...

    • 44 min
    Episode 11: We Have To Move Out To Move Up

    Episode 11: We Have To Move Out To Move Up

    The Giving Black Conference, is scheduled for August 10, 2023, at 9:30am-11:30am (EST). The theme of this year's conference is, Advancing Belonging. It's a subject that underpins Black philanthropy and affects those who seek to create social impact. On this episode of The Giving Black Podcast, we introduce an open mic for the first time. I invite The Giving Black Virtual Conference speakers to pop-in and share a few thoughts about belonging. I am joined by four guests....

    • 44 min
    Episode 10: We Want To Build Critical Thinkers!

    Episode 10: We Want To Build Critical Thinkers!

    In this episode of the Giving Black Podcast, we celebrate International Men's Health Week (June 12-18, 2023) and Father's Day (June 20th, 2023). Our guest, Owen Thomas, is Managing Director of Future Men; a multi-award winning charity founded in 1988. Future Men supports boys and men along the path to becoming dynamic future men, whilst addressing the stereotypes around masculinity and what it means to be a man. Owen is himself a father to three young women. He has more than 15 year...

    • 55 min
    Episode Nine: Understanding African Philanthropy

    Episode Nine: Understanding African Philanthropy

    Dr. Keratiloe Mogotsi is Programme Director of Executive Education at Witwatersrand’s (Wits) Business School, Johannesburg. She is also a lecturer on African Philanthropy at the University. As a pracademic, researcher, Lean Six Sigma coach, project management professional (PMP), Dr. Mogotsi holds a Ph.D. in African Philanthropy. Her research areas include disaster philanthropy, venture philanthropy, African philanthropy and philanthro-capitalism in Africa.Dr. Mogotsi's passio...

    • 47 min
    Episode Eight: What You Are Looking For Finds You

    Episode Eight: What You Are Looking For Finds You

    I love to meet people whose stories of philanthropy span the decades! Motunrayo Olaogun is one such person. Motunrayo works for the Christian Dior fashion label. She is a philanthropist, and was an entrepreneur, founding the Ayo Van Elmar. fashion label which is no longer operational.Gifted with incredible knowledge, Motunrayo was 10 years of age when she helped kids in her neighbourhood with their homework. This quickly grew into a passion to provide clothing and scho...

    • 38 min
    Episode Six (Part 2): Boards And Black Tokenism - What It Really Means To Belong

    Episode Six (Part 2): Boards And Black Tokenism - What It Really Means To Belong

    Welcome to Part 2 of Boards And Black Tokenism - What It Really Means To Belong. In Part 1, our guests and I tell the jarring story of how we were recruited to a board as token Black members, and quickly discovered that as board members, we were not, and would never be, treated as equals. Here in Part 2 we specify the concrete actions that people and organisations should take to deal with, and avoid, Black tokenism. Continue the conversation with Mide Akerewusi, Nneka Allen, CFRE, COC, PCC, ...

    • 35 min

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