Days before kicking off its 42nd Annual Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced the Ford Foundation has granted $150,000 to the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation.
“Once again the Ford Foundation has provided significant support to NABJ,” said Sarah Glover, NABJ president. The Ford Foundation funds will aide the organization to implement its multi-year strategic plan.
“As we move forward with implementing the NABJ Strategic Plan 2017-2020 and the Ford Foundation’s generous gift, NABJ will continue to build strong alliances with other like-minded organizations,” said Glover, a social media editor at NBC.
In 2015, the Ford Foundation awarded NABJ a grant to produce the NABJ Strategic Plan 2017-2020 under Glover’s guidance. Led by one of NABJ’s founders, William Dilday, Glover created the NABJ Strategic Plan Implementation Committee to assist with activating its five organizational pillars — Financial and Organizational Sustainability, NABJ Jobs, Training and Professional Development, Advocacy, and Special Projects.
“This grant helps us further implement the strategic plan by addressing and resolving critical infrastructure issues, while building a stronger organization. The Ford Foundation’s support helps NABJ efforts to make the journalism industry better through the growth and development of our staff and members,” said Glover, who is gearing up for the annual convening of black journalists.
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