Sticky Blogs & Laughing While Learning

I continue to be encouraged by the steady stream of reports and commentaries that touch on important aspects of what TWI calls trust-based investing. Yet, just in terms of actually reading everything that comes my way, that stream can sometimes feel like a flood and I can’t help but wonder: what’s really sticking with folks versus …   Read more

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IVOH: Accepting Nominations for Exceptional Media Professionals

From the Images & Voice of Hope website (here you can read more about IVOH and their restorative narrative work):

During this year’s summit, Images & Voices of Hope will hold our annual Awards of Appreciation ceremony, which recognizes outstanding media professionals from a variety of fields.

The awards celebrate organizations and individuals whose media projects show a …   Read more

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When Anger is the Logical Choice

How do we make challenging critiques within philanthropy in a way that people can hear?
That question came up strongly this week when I read a couple of blog posts from Jake Hayman of the Social Investment Consultancy, starting with “Not Fit for Purpose: Why I’m Done with the Foundation World.” His bracing list of ten …   Read more

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Announcing the Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership Report from NCRP

As an NCRP member, TWI is pleased to repost this announcement of the Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A (Missed?) Philanthropic Opportunity Report. We are also pleased to see some of our grantees prominently featured in the report:
Social justice work cannot happen without the leadership of strong, skilled and connected individuals passionate about the work they do. …   Read more

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Exploring the Restrictions on Unrestricted Funding: Part III

Knowing my own history with TWI, someone recently asked me for advice. As a non-profit board member, she was struggling with how to handle the anger she often feels when dealing with wealthy donors who make everything about them rather than the people and organization they are donating to. Not an uncommon dilemma of course.
Brow …   Read more

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