Welcoming Two New Members to Our Board of Trustees

Whitman Institute new board members trustees

We are proud to welcome two new members to our Board of Trustees: Sonya Childress of Firelight Media and Jorge Blandon of the Family Independence Initiative (FII).

We are confident that the addition of Sonya and Jorge to our ranks will enhance our ability to steward The Whitman Institute’s spend out and spread the practice of trust-based giving with creativity …   Read more

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Stanford Social Innovation Review Features Building Movement Project Co-Director

Building Movement Project co-director Sean Thomas-Breitfeld

“When grantmakers go looking for feedback from their grantees, they can ask a lot of questions,” writes Building Movement Project (BMP) Co-Director Sean Thomas-Breitfeld. “But grilling grantees and listening to them are two different things, and the distinction is as much about intent as impact.”

The Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSRI), in partnership with Grantmakers for Effective …   Read more

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Four Dating Tips to Sustain Strong Grantmaker-Grantee Relationship

The following was released in the Stanford Social Innovation Review today by Kierra Johnson of United for Reproductive and Gender Justice.  TWI heartily endorses these thoughtful practices, as they mirror tips we shared earlier this year!

As someone who’s been in the nonprofit sector for almost two decades, I have spent a lot of time working toward …   Read more

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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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Racial Justice Resources for Funders (A Compendium for Now)

Today’s headlines continue to painfully reveal the twin legacies of racism and economic inequality in this country for a global audience, as innocent men, women, and children (black, latino, native, trans) lose their lives.  Perhaps you, like me, are fiercely activated to expand and deepen both understanding and action.  I ask myself every day:  What am I doing …   Read more

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