In 2020, members of the Black Canadian Fundraisers’ Collective (BCFC), including founder Nneka Allen and MPNL alumna Múthoní Karíukí, created the BCFC Award for students in Carleton University’s Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership graduate program.

Given annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs on the recommendation of the Director of the MPNL program, the award supports Black Canadians entering or continuing in the program and aspiring to pursue a career in professional fundraising. The award promotes Black leadership within the philanthropic and nonprofit sector to make professional education more accessible, equitable and inclusive by reducing financial barriers.

Preference will be given to students who demonstrate their intention to pursue a career in professional fundraising. Black Canadian students entering or continuing in Carleton’s MPNL program are eligible to apply for this award, doing so by January 15 of the year in which they wish to be considered.

Please answer the following three questions and send them as an attachment to Your answers will help us to understand what the award would do for you, and what you, in turn, hope to do for the sector. Please limit each of your answers to no more than 250 words (750 words overall):

  1. Please explain how your lived experience has informed your decision to undertake advanced study in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership.
  2. What changes in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector do you wish to see, and what will be required to achieve them?
  3. Please describe how the MPNL program would help to prepare you, as a Black professional, to pursue and realize those changes.

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