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March 10, 2016

Putting Community Members at the Center of Our Work

Senior Program Officer Prachi Patankar (pictured) has written a blog for Philanthropy New York detailing our efforts "to do things differently" by engaging residents in grantmaking decisions that impact their communities:

“At Brooklyn Community Foundation, we believe that residents of Brooklyn, those directly affected by the challenges, hold the wisdom, the ideas, and the power to transform them, too.”

In Case You Missed It: Watch Prachi on BRIC TV’s BK Live discussing our focus on youth justice through our Invest in Youth initiative with Kenton Kirby of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center. 

Interested in Joining a Nonprofit Board in Brooklyn?

Through our Brooklyn Accelerator initiative, we are offering free board governance training and matching. Learn what it takes to lead and meet excellent local nonprofits in need of your skills and talents!

Brooklyn Accelerator Board Governance Training
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
6-8:30PM at Brooklyn Community Foundation

Learn about Brooklyn's nonprofit sector and what's needed to move it forward. Topics include:

  • Overview of Board Responsibilities
  • Legal and Ethical Board Duties
  • Best Practices Related to Board Operations, Recruitment, and Fundraising
  • Understanding Useful Boardmember Skills

Following the training, on April 20th we’ll host a mixer to help match prospective board members with carefully vetted, outstanding local organizations. Nonprofits can sign up to be invited to the mixer here.


Giving Matters: Why This Donor Partners with Us to Give Locally

Richard Moore
Trusts and Estates Lawyer at Day Pitney LLP 
Brooklynite Since 1975
Brooklyn Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund Holder

What Excites You About Brooklyn? 

The creative energy that exists in the Borough, and the potential for continuing improvements in the opportunities and lives of all Brooklynites.

Why Would You Recommend Opening a Donor Advised Fund with Brooklyn Community Foundation?

The Foundation provides excellent information about Brooklyn organizations which are doing particularly well as they serve the residents of Brooklyn and New York City.

Keep reading to learn how a Donor Advised Fund can help you: