Taking Convening To Scale

For the past ten years, TWI has explored bringing people together in authentic, unconferencey ways.   In early October, we are bringing together over one hundred partners for a weekend of “trust in practice.” As we turned our attention toward this convening, I reviewed the feedback and lessons learned from last time.

I came across the …   Read more

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On Behalf of Naiveté

Recently I found myself around a table of philanthropic leaders in California, many seasoned funders who’ve funded social change and civil rights for years – if not decades. We were gathered around the compelling question of how to support the emerging and powerful movement(s) for racial equity that have gained so much prominence nationally. The …   Read more

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Piercing the Illusion: A Culture of Political Art

[image artwork by Opal Tometi]
I’ve been deeply moved by the stories and images from the Cleveland conference that brought together over 1500 leaders spearheading the movement for black lives.
Like the catalysts for my musings on Feeding the Philanthropic Imagination, the inspirations from Cleveland provide a potent and timely example of rewriting narratives towards social transformation.
The #BlackLivesMatter …   Read more

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Celebrating Women Who Collaborate

AAPIP just unveiled 25 Leaders in Action and TWI is pleased to see that two of our extraordinary grantee partners are being honored this year.
What strikes me about both Rajasvini Bhansali and Dana Kawaoka-Chen is that they are the kind of leaders who lead shoulder to shoulder with many others.  Their facilitative leadership makes respect, collaboration, and kindness …   Read more

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