How Lived-Experience Influences Legacy Decisions


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Living Out Now What Matters Most


In the introduction to his book Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving, author Tyrone McKinley Freeman, outlines what he describes as Madam Walker’s tenets of giving as:

  1. Give as you can to be helpful to others
  2. Spare no useful means that may be helpful to others
  3. Give more as your means increase to help others

Black communities around the globe have an incredibly generous and deeply embedded philanthropic legacy that predates the colonial era. It’s a deeply rooted approach to philanthropy that plays out and pays-forward within families, extended to friends and reflected in communities. It’s a tradition where generosity is personal and inextricably linked to beliefs, experiences, culture and communities.  This explains why repeated studies show that a higher percent of Black households give a much higher percentage of their annual household income to causes and organizations than any other ethnic group.

When it comes to legacy giving, the current and prevailing narrative urges charitable organizations to seize the opportunity to outreach and tap into amassed multi-generational wealth transfers from one generation to the next. For Black communities, the legacy of philanthropy goes far beyond the transfer of financial wealth, embracing an abundantly rich and fulsome spectrum and diversity of philanthropic traditions.

Bursaries Available

CAGP Greater Vancouver Chapter acknowledges that our sector has faced a few difficult and unprecedented years and that many organizations and gift planners are facing financial barriers to professional development. We are proud to offer bursaries to members and non-members to attend chapter events free of cost. Apply for a Bursary.

CFRE Credits


Full participation in our workshop is eligible for 1 point in Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.



Our Speakers




Nneka Allen

Nneka Allen is a Black woman, a descendant of the Underground Railroad, an Ojibwa of Anderdon Nation, a Momma and a sixth-generation Canadian. 
Born in the 70s, Nneka was raised during a time of Black power and acute political awareness in North America. As a result, the air in her childhood home was generous, brilliant and proud. Her parents and their siblings with great intentionality poured their consciousness into her multi-ethnic identity. 
Today, Nneka is a relationship builder, a stone-catcher, a freedom fighter and a storyteller. As a lover of justice, Nneka has inspired philanthropy as a Fundraising Executive in the charitable sector for over 20 years. As the Principal and Founder of The Empathy Agency Inc., she helps leaders and their teams deliver more fairly on their missions by coaching them to explore the impact identity has on culture and equity outcomes. 
Nneka is also the founder of the Black Canadian Fundraisers' Collective, a group of fundraisers who inspire and elevate the philanthropic sector in the African tradition of Ubuntu - "I am because we are". She is an award-winning author and joint editor of a book featuring the first-person narratives of 15 Black contributors, mainly fundraisers from the United States and Canada called Collecting Courage: Joy, Pain, Freedom, Love. 






Camila Vital Nunes Pereira

Camila is a Black woman born and raised in Brazil. She understood from a very young age that race relations, identity and gender roles were central not only to her family but to herself and that skin color in Brazil dictates your role, future and existence within society. Since childhood Camila has been involved in philanthropy through her family’s community initiatives. Her career in the charitable sector is a means to contribute towards the eradication of all forms of prejudice preventing the advancement and betterment of humankind. Camila is a senior fundraising professional in Toronto, an avid researcher and consultant on issues of race, gender, diversity, social justice and equity, as well as a coach to Brazilians involved in philanthropy and fundraising in Brazil and Canada. She holds a PhD in Public Policy/Public Administration & International Relations.
Camila is a co-editor and contributor in the book “Collecting Courage: Joy, Pain, Freedom, Love” a collection of personal testimonies written by 15 Black American and Canadian non-profit professionals about racism and exclusion in the sector. She is a member of the Black Canadian Fundraisers Collective and serves on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario. Camila loves traveling, is a huge ‘Marvel’  fan, and enjoys spending quality time with her cat Lila and husband Adrian. 





Nicole Salmon

Spending over twenty-five years working in the non-profit sector managing a variety of fundraising portfolios, Nicole is a former Director of Fund Development for a Canadian international development organization (INGO). In 2014, Nicole founded Boundless Philanthropy a fundraising consultancy providing a range of fund development services, including interim senior leadership, strategy development and leadership development. 
Joining The Charity Report in 2021as a contributing editor, she is also the co-editor and contributing author of the book Collecting Courage: Joy, Pain, Freedom, Love an anthology featuring 15 contributors and 14 first-person narratives from Black fundraisers from Canada and the United States.
Nicole serves on the Board of Realize, an organization working to improve the lives of people living with HIV and other episodic conditions, and is Board Chair at WellFort Community Health Services. She is also a Book Review Panelist with The Charity Report Literary Hub, an inspired and founding member of the Black Canadian Fundraisers’ Collective.
Shaped by her Jamaican identity and deeply influenced by spending two-thirds of her life in Canada, Nicole is entranced by the power of words and language, anchored by family, committed to service, building connections and deepening personal relationships

Event Format

CAGP-Greater Vancouver is pleased to offer this event virtually via Zoom to attendees across Canada, however please note that the event will take place at 10AM PST. For reference it will start at the following times across the country.

  • Mountain: 11:00AM
  • Central: 12:00PM
  • Eastern: 1:00PM
  • Atlantic:2:00PM
  • Newfoundland: 2:30PM




20 October, 10:00am to 20 October, 11:00am


Online - Greater Vancouver

Vancouver,  British Columbia  Canada