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Our own Hali Lee is among the 10 amazing change makers featured in this Good Housekeeping article!

Faces of Giving is thrilled to be among the 21 grant recipients for Surdna and AFF's Centennial Next Generation Social Justice Philanthropy initiative! These projects help build the field of next-generation social justice philanthropy by promoting best practices, furthering dialogue and building networks to connect and share resources among philanthropists and foundations seeking to address racial inequity and social justice. Click title to read more about them.

In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, Hali thinks about how donors can influence and support projects that advance racial, social and economic justice.

And for those of you short on time, here's the executive summary of the research below.

We are still "abuzz" after the first-ever national convening for giving circle networks that just happened in Grand Rapids, sponsored by the Gates Foundation. We are attaching new research from the Collective Giving Research Group, hot off the presses, coinciding with a resurgence in interest of giving circles in the philanthropy sector.

New research from New England Blacks in Philanthropy corroborates our report "The Apparitional Donor" that philanthropy in community of colors is largely invisible, underestimated and undervalued but worthy of examination as it can be a key factor in reducing the racial wealth gap.

Hali is quoted in this Inside Philanthropy article, discussing the growing power of giving circles.

This article in Chronicle of Philanthropy focuses on the first-ever national convening of giving circle networks!

Inside Philanthropy highlights the work that Hali and Tuhina are doing as part of the People of Color Donor Collaborative.

Hali keeps bees on her Brooklyn roof. Beekeeping, like philanthropy, requires collaboration and community. This article from Serious Eats shares some of what she and her family have learned.