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Challenging Philanthropy: Discussion with Cecilia Clark

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Challenging Philanthropy: Navigating the needs of Brooklyn’s Social Sector

A Conversation with Cecilia Clarke, President of the Brooklyn Community Foundation.

Join All Good Work and Brooklyn Community Foundation (BCF) president Cecilia Clarke for a conversation about the challenges facing nonprofits and social enterprises in Brooklyn and strategies taken by BCF to overcome them.

Cecilia Clarke has a long career managing and growing nonprofit organizations in New York City, with an emphasis on social justice and community and cultural advancement. Since 2013, Cecilia has led Brooklyn Community Foundation through a holistic transformation of its grantmaking, community leadership and asset building initiatives. These include a recent resident-led grantmaking model in Crown Heights, a restorative justice pilot in four Brooklyn schools, and an institution-wide commitment to racial justice. Prior to leading BCF, Cecilia was Founder & Executive Director of the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, an educational leadership program for low-income women in New York City that she started in her dining room and which went on to win the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award presented by First Lady Michelle Obama in 2013.

Brooklyn Community Foundation ( is the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to Brooklyn’s charitable community. BCF works in partnership with generous donors and community leaders to bolster vital nonprofits, strengthen neighborhoods, and increase opportunities for youth. Since its founding in 2009, the Foundation has provided $35 million in grants to more than 300 nonprofits throughout the borough.

Electropositive ( a multi-functional social innovation platform featuring a coworking space, content studio, digital channel, sustainable apparel brand, social impact agency and 501c3 nonprofit.

All Good Work Foundation ( harnesses the power of professional workspaces in the service of nonprofits and social enterprises tackling humanity’s greatest challenges. We connect nonprofits and social enterprises with donated offices and leverage professional communities to provide access to professional development, thought leadership and industry best practices for those performing a positive social impact.

This event will be free to All Good Work Residents/Nomad members and Electropositive members, $10 for others in advance, or $20 at the door. Please RSVP as soon as possible since space will be limited.