A Post Election Reflection Five Ways to (Re)Build Trust and Infrastructure

The recent election was a disaster that will continue to unfold in the months ahead. Many of our partners and colleagues have written posts that have resonated and give me hope as the outlook gets more grim. In her recent post Pia spoke for me as well, reaffirming our commitment to our mission and values …   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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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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What’s M.I.A. (Missing In Action) in the GOP Debates?

As last night’s debate demonstrated again, the GOP debates in this 2016 election season look more like ridiculous reality television than robust, complex, and respectful discussion of matters of meaning – particularly in addressing the deep needs and divides of this nation.  One ancient definition of debate is to “smash together” which certainly seems to be …   Read more

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