NEXT STEPS FOR THE BLACK ALUMNI SUMMIT

  Dear Friends, 


Our  Leadership Working Group has been planning to formalize our work as a nonprofit organization since this past June, and we are excited about next steps!  We are equally excited to invite you to be part of this process. 


Once the nonprofit organization is established, one consideration that we are reviewing is to incorporate reasonable membership fees for individuals, black alumni associations, or perhaps both. The fees will be help ensure sustainability for the nonprofit organization, which will be an important part of a successful launch. The Leadership Working Group is evaluating the details of this concept, and we’ll be unveiling it soon after the nonprofit is fully established. 


If you have any questions, please contact us at blackalumnisummit@gmail.com.  


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WHAT'S NEW: OCTOBER 2019

CONFERENCE TIME

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To help inform and inspire the work of black alumni groups, associations and networks, the 2020 Black Alumni Summit conference theme will be on motivating civic engagement, voter registration, census participation, and local political leadership. 


Our annual convening will be hosted by Florida State University Black Alumni in Tallahassee, FL on February 28 + 29, 2020, and our Community Service Day will be on March 1, 2020. 


REGISTER TODAY BY CLICKING HERE. 

Updated:  September 12, 2019

NAME CHANGE + BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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We are excited to launch a nonprofit organization with a name  and board of directors that are reflective of our collaborative mission. 


Name change:  Members of our Leadership Working Group are researching options for our new name, and we appreciate your input and suggestions!


 Board of Directors:  We invite 5-7 individuals to be on the nonprofit’s inaugural board, and we especially invite individuals that have demonstrated:  

1) Leadership or service with the black alumni association/group of a Partnering School;  

2) Leadership in his/her professional field;  

3) Participation across the Six Pillars of Impact;  

4) Willingness to support fundraising, and 

5) Being based in a major city for black alumni would be helpful (Atlanta, DC area, New York, etc.).    


Updated:  October 10, 2019

Purpose & collective work

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  MISSION:  The Black Alumni Summit unifies and empowers black alumni individuals and groups through civic engagement, economics, and advocacy.   


The Summit was created in Atlanta in fall 2018 after black leaders across 10+ schools agreed that a collective voice is essential in moving our universities, alumni, and local communities forward. 

  

We reclaim the power of an "alumni network," and we define it in a way that ties us to principles that we, as black alumni, know well: unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. 

Updated:  August 5, 2019