The Framework of Multi-Cultural Philanthropy


The story of philanthropy as multi-cultural people experience it is not being told. Today’s guest, Dr. Tashion Macon, is setting out to change the narrative and add nuance and truth to help evolve the philanthropy sector. Dr. Macon is the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Branding and Social Justice Strategy at Bridge Philanthropic Consulting. Listen in to learn more about what Bridge Philanthropic Consulting does, who the pioneers of African American and Hispanic American philanthropy are, and how organizations can adopt a more diverse approach in their fundraising strategies.

Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • Dr. Tashion Macon’s background
  • About Bridge Philanthropic Consulting
  • Why Bridge launched the Iconic Impact Series
  • The history of African Americans and Hispanic Americans as philanthropic leaders
  • Philanthropists across pop culture platforms
  • Advice for organizations that want to adopt a more diverse approach to fundraising strategies
  • Where listeners can learn more
  • What makes Dr. Macon hopeful

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Iconic Impact Series from Bridge Philanthropic Consulting


“You really can’t gain ground unless you have a ground game. And you need people. People create the ground game.”

“The framework of philanthropy in the multi-cultural experience foundationally begins at home. We’ve had to advance our own from within our own.”

“We are giving. Hispanic Americans are giving. Native Americans are giving. It’s simply not tracked or counted in the traditional philanthropic sense. And because it’s not, there is a myth that the community may not be ‘givers,’ which isn’t true.”

“The dominant perspective has not known how to engage [BIPOC], to dialogue, to dissect ways that are meaningful to the context of their lived-out experience, so that you can engage them in a way that is true. Part of that begins with culturally nuanced communications.”

“If there ever was a time to be authentic, it’s now.”