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Style Weekly's Top 40 under 40
October 27, 2020
“People don’t realize that you can be a philanthropist at any age, regardless of socio-economic level,” Smith says. To join Collective 365, a giving circle specifically geared toward supporting the sustainability of communities of color, you need only pay a $50-$100 annual fee. Their grants are nontraditional, meaning they’ll fund individuals and smaller organizations that do not have fiscal sponsors.
Save the Date: 2nd Meet & Greet
October 2, 2020
We are hosting our 2nd virtual Meet & Greet on 15. This time we are offering two time options. Join us at 12:30-1:30pm OR 7:00-8:00pm to learn more about Collective 365 and meet other community conscious individuals.
Two Mics Up Podcast - Ep. 17: The Collective
August 31, 2020
Today on Two Mics Up we speak with Fatima M. Smith as she explains how Collective 365 works to facilitate opportunities for the community. Collective 365 helps to support the needs of the community through service engagements, and by hosting educational and networking events in order to support the sustainability of communities of color through philanthropic giving.
A new way of giving: Collective 365 provides funding to black and brown communities
August 28, 2020
Collective 365 is kicking off their membership campaign in 2020 and invites you to join as a member or volunteer to share your strengths with organizations who need it most. Grant applications will open in early 2021 and grants will be awarded in April 2021.
Alumni in Action: Fatima M. Smith
August 20, 2020
After working in nonprofits and seeing the shortcomings of traditional funding efforts, Smith and the organization’s eleven other co-founders (including fellow Mason alums, Felicia Baez, BA ‘17, MPH ‘19 and Amanda Thompson, BA ‘10) came together to launch their giving circle to highlight the work of people uplifting their communities and to offer support through investing resources, talent, and time.
Meet Fatima M. Smith of Collective 365
August 6, 2020
We know that only 2% of foundation funding is given to Black and Brown organizations, but that needs to change. Instead of complaining, we came together to create our own funding source. Although I left the non-profit word in 2016, I knew I wanted to do something about it and fast forward four years later I said 2020 is going to be the year that Collective 365 goes from an idea to a reality.
Collective 365 established to collectively help communities of color
July 28, 2020
Fatima M. Smith said she kept encountering amazing Black and brown people in the community who were coming up with solutions to meet a need, but lacking the financial support. After four years of thinking and planning, Smith and 11 cofounders, including a couple from Hampton Roads, officially launched the organization on July 6.
Save-the-date: Collective 365 Meet & Greet
July 18, 2020
We are hosting a virtual Meet & Greet on August 17 at 8:30pm. Join us to to learn more about Collective 365 and meet other community conscious individuals.
Collective 365 Press Release
July 6, 2020
Today Collective 365 launches their twist on traditional giving circles and serves to give, gather, and grow Black and Brown communities in the DC, Maryland, & Virginia area. They are now recruiting members to join Collective 365 to build a group of individuals coming together to use their talent, time, money, and passion to invest in Black & Brown communities.