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
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
[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
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
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