Live Your Learning Like It’s Golden

We are pleased to share that The Whitman Institute’s Co-Executive Director, Pia Infante, is a featured session leader for the upcoming Golden State Learning Series, sponsored by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.

The deadline is fast approaching.  Here’s the information.  Sign up soon!

The Golden State Learning series offers the opportunity to learn from colleagues within and outside …   Read more

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Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy

This is a repost of an article first published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. 

By Jeri Eckhart-Queenan, Michael Etzel, & Sridhar Prasad Summer 2016
A new grantmaking approach is needed – one that provides enough money for nonprofits to pay for all their operations, not just programs and services. The first step toward achieving that is …   Read more

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The Women Behind Our Fashion: A ReMake Video

For International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month ReMake made a video showing the women around the world who make our clothes; the unknown faces of our fashion. We wanted to highlight the amazing and important work of our grantee partner and shed light on a global issue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4gyr32bE3c&feature=youtu.be …   Read more

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Striking the Chord of Trust in new Choir Book for Social Justice Philanthropy

In January, TWI grantee, the Bay Area Justice Funders Network (BAJFN) released “The Choir Book: A Framework for Social Justice Philanthropy.” One of the exciting aspects of this framework is the incorporation of trust-based practices.

In the preamble, framework authors, Rachel Humphrey and Dana Kawaoka-Chen state that, “beyond the specific practices highlighted in this framework, there …   Read more

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Lessons in Transforming Philanthropy from Exponent Philanthropy

While the idea of “capturing hope” isn’t one that totally resonates with us, the idea of “work happening at the speed of trust” does. This video from Exponent Partners highlights reflections from funders on meaningful metrics – like relationship, trust building, and the kind of long term partnership that it takes to create real and …   Read more

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