Community-Centric Fundraising strives to become a resource in our community. The list below is created by people of color in the nonprofit sector (one or more of us have read/followed/listed to each resource listed below.) We recommend the following as basic resources to foster important conversations.


CCF Aligned Actions List, by CCF 

The Issue of Racism in the Fundraising Profession, by Birgit Smith Burton

A Progressive’s Style Guide, by Hanna Thomas & Anna Hirsch

How The Best Bosses Interrupt Bias On Their Teams, by Joan C. Williams & Sky Mihaylo

Building Movements, Not Organizations, by Hildy Gottlieb

Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture, adapted from “White Supremacy Culture” by Tema Okun

Money, Power and Race: The Lived Experience of Fundraisers of Color, from Cause Effective


Nonprofit AF by Vu Le // Posts criticisms of the NPO sector.

Everyday Feminism // Posts dismantling everyday violence and discrimination through a lens of applied intersectional feminism and exploring self-determination and loving communities as social norms.

Fakequity // Posts about racial equity and fakequity = conceptual equity without action.

The Body Is Not An Apology // Posts about radical self-love as inherent to sustainable social change, community and personal health/wellness.


Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, by Edgar Villanueva
A basic analysis of how colonial dynamics including white supremacy, are foundational to the creation and success of “philanthropy” and a discussion of reparations in action.
Book’s Site

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, by Anand Giridharadas
An investigation of how efforts to change the world, preserve status quo and contribute or cause problems they later seek to solve.
Publisher’s Site | Video of Anand Giridharadas on The Daily Show

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex
A collection of essays exploring the long-term consequences of the “non-profit industrial complex” and how it devastates movements by “managing” dissent.
Publisher’s Site

Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits & Foundation Can Build EPIC Partnerships, by Jessamyn Shams-Lau, Jane Leu, Vu Le
A guide exploring and envisioning how partnerships between foundations/funders and NPOs can and should be created to be equitable.
Book’s Site

So You Want To Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
A personal story and guide to early conversations about race.
Book’s Site

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo
An analysis and personal story about white supremacy and ease in daily life.
Author’s Site

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein
Economic Policy Institute Book Site

The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, by Mehrsa Baradaran
Author’s Wiki Entry

Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens, by Rinku Sen and Lori Villarosa Site


The Story of Solutions, by Story of Stuff Project

The Story of Change, by Story of Stuff Project

Anand Giridharadas + Trevor Noah on the elite hoarding of wealth


Nonprofit AF

Building Movement Project

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond

Coalition of Anti Racist Whites

Catalyst Project: Anti-Racism for Collective Liberation

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT)

Grassroots Fundraising Journal

Nonprofit Quarterly Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Series

EDs of Color Facebook Group

Race Forward