2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Gen Y Sugar Daddy - The Technophilanthropist

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Philanthropy has always been a senior’s game – old money, traditional ideas, worn out game plans. Today, there is a new generation of technophilanthropists joining the scene and shaking the world of nonprofits to its core. They’re young, smart, loaded and tech savvy. They are the new sugar daddies to charities.
These young, rich technophiles make decisions based upon data and social connections, which leaves most charities scratching their heads. They’re looking for data…lots of it; analytics and impact before they invest the $316 billion dollars annually given to charities.
It’s a new day in nonprofit funding and platforms that we are using on a daily basis are now being creatively intertwined to build a solution that will change the game for every stakeholder in the nonprofit world…and the future for us all.



Tamarah Black


Phoenix Cosmopolitan Group

Tamarah Black is chief executive officer of Phoenix Cosmopolitan Group, LLC, (PCG) - a triple bottom line shared value social enterprise she founded in 2009 with the mission of increasing and accelerating impact of every stakeholder in the philanthropic sector. PCG is comprised of four divisions: Phoenix Impact Media provides video capture, distribution and engagement services that help organizations communicate and educate more effectively; Phoenix Impact Advisors provides a spectrum of services that capture, manage, and transform big data into actionable insights for decision-makers; Phoenix Impact Exchange reimagines the logistics of philanthropy by uniting data, analytics, performance measurement, grant management and storytelling on a social network cloud based platform to connect every stakeholder in the nonprofit sector; and Phoenix Impact Analytics (2015) will monitor progress and identify opportunities for policymakers, funders, nonprofits and social entrepreneurs to create more effective solutions.

Black is committed professionally to strategic investments that leverage cross sector collaboration to address systemic barriers to social progress. Concurrently with her work at PCG, Black serves as CEO of Phoenix Idea Lab, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that deploys the skills and talent of young professionals to bridge capacity gaps for nonprofit organizations. Black’s organizational experience includes 21 years in executive level roles in the political, philanthropic, and business sectors. Prior to launching PCG, Black was the executive director for the Black Family Foundation. Black has also served as CEO of two privately held international companies: Lo Carb Living, LLC and J. Rake, LLC.

Dedicated to community improvement Black has served on the boards of many nonprofits. Black currently serves on the board of the Erie Neighborhood Growth Partnership and is a member of the Council of Fellows for Penn State University Behrend for Digital Media Arts.

Black attended George Mason University, George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management and the Program for Performance Measurement for the Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations from Harvard Business School.

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