Philanthropy Lessons: Who Knows More?

[This article was first published here on our partners Exponent Philanthropy’s site]
Let’s say you own a company that makes energy bars. You wouldn’t dream of releasing a new product line without seeing if your fitness-focused target buyers liked it. Similarly, a foundation should not launch a new grant program without checking in with the intended …   Read more

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Post-Sabbatical Reflections: Inviting People In What Really Shifts Philanthropic Practice?

Since I returned from a two-month sabbatical in September, Pia has nudged me to share reflections about the experience. I’ve taken my time in doing so. It’s because of my natural procrastination around writing, but also because I felt my main insight three months off would be better than two!

I actually haven’t written anything in …   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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