Hello friends! I’m excited to share that Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow has won the 2021 Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy. Given annually, the competitive award goes “to the author of a book that contributes substantially to the knowledge and understanding of fundraising or philanthropic behavior.”
AFP is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to philanthropic fundraising. Skystone Partners is a fundraising consulting firm that counsels nonprofit organizations across North America. It has sponsored the award for more than 20 years.
This is incredible recognition from the world of professional practice. I’m grateful to all of the fundaisers and advancement professionals who have supported the book and supported me. I’m very grateful that the book is resonating with professionals and positively influencing their practice.
You can read the official press release about the award here. And watch an interview I gave with AFP about the award here.