Friends of Ebonie, LLC

Friends of Ebonie, LLC is the millennial diversity consulting boutique bridging the gap between black millennials and younger Gen X-ers (all ages 25-40) and non-profit organizations seeking to increase diversity engagement. Our goal is to be the conduit for social impact organizations and young diverse stakeholders to understand one another and work together to solve the nation’s most pressing issues.

We are also home of the Young, Black & Giving Back Institute where we help to shape philanthropically inclined young, black professionals into effective, thoughtful and strategic leaders.

Why focus on black millennials?

Because diversity isn’t just a buzz word, it’s the real world. African-American or black millennials involved in community work are equipped with the hearts and desires to make a difference. Often times the networks and resources to be effective are not made readily available to them. Consequently, many organizations struggle with the ways and means to engage to this diverse demographic. We connect these dots.

What do we do?

We educate young, black professionals.
We equip our audience with tools and resources for effective leadership. Our groundbreaking summit Changing The Face of Philanthropy Summit has changed the way young black professionals learn about civic leadership and engagement. Our interactive webinars provide an opportunity for our audience to get up close and personal with experts on topics related to philanthropy all the way to professional branding. Learn more about the Young, Black & Giving Back Institute.

We consult with and train nonprofit organizations.
We recognize the communication gap that exists between African American millennials and the non-profit and foundation world. Through proven marketing communication strategies, we lead organizations to young black philanthropists and civic leaders the right way. Learn more about Friends of Ebonie Consulting

We keep things relevant with research.
While conducting graduate research at New York University focused on black millennials and giving, Ebonie realized the information void that exists about this demographic within philanthropy. As a result, Friends of Ebonie published the 2013 research becoming the first scientific report on black millennials and giving. We will continue to provide the philanthropy sector with giving trends and behaviors representative of young, black philanthropy.

We host unique programs for young, black professionals.
We host thought-provoking programs that get our audience talking and thinking about action. With our signature panel series Defining Young Black Philanthropy we have broken the mold on how our peers engage on topics surrounding how and why we give. We also host roundtables and coffeshop-like chats during The Crossover programs. Experience Our Programming Events.

We coach.
What’s a philanthropy path without someone to help you navigate through it? With the guidance of our Chief Millennial Officer, young professional clients will work to carve out a giving plan that fits their lives and needs.