1 hour, 30 minutes
Position your charity to be more diverse and take a lead in promoting cross cultural and interreligious avenues to enhance your outreach. Learn about religious philanthropic traditions and charitable practices in Islam. As one of the largest global religions, and most misunderstood, this timely discussion will provide insight into engaging Muslims in your mission.
Upon completion of this video you should be able to:
- Describe the philanthropic traditions in Islam
- Promote cross-cultural outreach within your organization
- Develop a plan of action to engage your local Muslim community
1.5 CFRE points
All levels of experience
CEOs, executive directors, upper management
Fundraising & development staff
Marketing, communications, external affairs
Program directors and staff
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Bookmarks-Jump to sections of the video using these links:
03:51 First Poll: What motivated you to join this conversation?
06:19 Islamic Tenets
08:27 Islam in America
13:50 What is Zakat?
17:22 Muslim Philanthropies and Major Nonprofits
23:46 What to consider before reaching out
28:51 Checklist for engaging Muslims
41:02 Q&A and Recommended Trainings
42:26 Q: In a nonprofit does not currently segment donors by religion, what is a good place to start?
45:44 Q: What suggestions do you have for folks in the grant writing sphere?
47:51 Q: Can you provide an example of a useful survey structure for collecting information about donors’ religious identity?
52:12 Q: What practical advice do you have for advancing professionalization in Muslim nonprofits?
55:23 Q: Is there anything similar to giving circles in the Muslim community?
57:54 Q: If we are not a Muslim organization is it appropriate to make it clear that you are intentionally targeting Muslim donors during Islamic holidays?
1:01:00 Q: Are there strategies or practices you recommend we implement into our board recruitment process to help recruit a Muslim board member?
1:04:19 Q: Are there any organizations in the Muslim community that focus on placing Muslim professionals in boards?
1:05:25 Q: Do Millennial Muslims participate in philanthropy in a manner similar to their parents? How traditional is their giving?
1:09:03 Question: What are your thoughts on crowdfunding as a style and platform for Muslim philanthropy?
Muhi Khwaja Co-Founder American Muslim Fund View Bio
Safaa Ibrahim Vice President, Board of Directors American Muslim Fund View Bio