For the fourth consecutive year, members of the Black Canadian Fundraisers’ Collective, including MPNL graduate Muthoni Kariuki, will be leading this campaign in support of the MPNL Award for Black Emerging Fundraising Professionals. Established in 2020 through the generous support of the community and the Black Canadian Fundraisers’ Collective, this award helps amplify the voices of emerging Black professionals as they pursue a career in fundraising. Thanks to the support of our donors, a total of four awards were provided to students in the 2022-2023 academic year. Through your generosity, we can continue to elevate the funding available to the Black students in the Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership program for years to come.
The Black Canadian Fundraisers’ Collective is a group of Black sisters and brothers dedicated to the advancement of Black emerging professionals. They inspire and elevate the fundraising sector as the leading advocate and thought collective for Black Canadian philanthropy. This award will continue to have a direct impact on supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in our community.
Carleton is home to Canada’s only Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Program (MPNL), which is an intensive professional undertaking for individuals wishing to work in civil society to make a positive difference. Our entire society–locally and globally–is made stronger, more creative, and resilient when education is accessible to all.
Canada’s more than 170,000 charities and nonprofits, as well as the donors and volunteers who support them, provide health care and housing, advocate for social change, enrich our lives through arts and sports and protect our environment, all while serving some of our most vulnerable populations. Diversity of lived experiences contributes to not only providing diverse perspectives within the nonprofit sector but also contributes to the common good of our society.
Thanks to the continued generosity of the Black Canadian Fundraisers’ Collective, they have committed to supporting this initiative once again on Giving Tuesday. They encourage our community to join them in making graduate education possible for those who would otherwise not have the opportunity. By supporting this campaign, you are increasing the financial support available to students, while contributing to a more equitable, diverse and inclusive world.
Each year, this bursary helps ease the path for Black students entering or continuing in the MPNL program who wish to pursue a career as a professional fundraiser in the nonprofit sector.
Student awards make education possible for those with limited financial means, by minimizing the barriers from accessing higher education. Your generosity is reflective of our collective commitment to providing equal access to education and educational opportunities.
Stay tuned to learn more about the 2023 recipients and the goals they will endeavour to pursue as change-makers with the support of this award.