Today’s headlines continue to painfully reveal the twin legacies of racism and economic inequality in this country for a global audience, as innocent men, women, and children (black, latino, native, trans) lose their lives. Perhaps you, like me, are fiercely activated to expand and deepen both understanding and action. I ask myself every day: What am I doing … Read more
The idea of restorative philanthropy was provoked for me at ivoh’s Restorative Narrative Colloquium last weekend. Restorative Narrative is an approach to storytelling (e.g. journalistic, documentary, etc.) that walks with a place or community over time, usually after a tragedy, to show how rebuilding and restoration are emerging. It contrasts (in both content and process) … Read more
After Prince Rogers Nelson’s untimely death last month, scores of stories have emerged recounting his often quiet, unassuming philanthropic practices. From advisor friends like Van Jones to South Minneapolis local Cindy Booker (who runs a community center out of Prince’s former junior high school), Prince’s secret life as a philanthropist is one that has moved and inspired … Read more
The recent article in the New York Times on “The Art of Saying No As a Philanthropist” lifted up, again, how much funder vetting of potential grantees is like dating.
Of course, the odds are skewed to favor funders as the choosers.
As such, TWI would like to offer some dating tips for funders who … Read more
As last night’s debate demonstrated again, the GOP debates in this 2016 election season look more like ridiculous reality television than robust, complex, and respectful discussion of matters of meaning – particularly in addressing the deep needs and divides of this nation. One ancient definition of debate is to “smash together” which certainly seems to be … Read more