Last week I was a panelist at the Net Impact Conference in Seattle on Rethinking Scale and Transformative Change. As I explored this abstract sounding topic with my fellow panelists, we started to ground it in practice – both individual and organizational. Particularly in the context of a conference bursting with a couple thousand aspiring do-gooders … Read more
Posts tagged: collaboration
This article was published on October 6th. TWI wanted to repost this article to highlight how many of the actions listed were spurred by listening to their community. Listening is a TWI principle and we love when it is used in practice.
By: The Chicago Community Trust Staff
This article was originally published on June 12, 2015 on the Philanthropy NorthWest site. We want to highlight the convening Community Democracy held and uplift the work they are doing.
Sindhu Knotz, Partner, The Giving Practice
Last week, Community Democracy Workshop partnered with The Ford Family Foundation to host a peer learning exchange among funders and … Read more
I appreciated Paul Shoemaker’s recent article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy entitled “How to Rebuild Philanthropy’s Ability to Change the World” so much that I stole one of the subtitles – Listen Much More Closely to Nonprofits.
One of the first of many lessons I learned as a grant-maker from my Co-Executive Director, John, is how … Read more
The original question in the title of this article (reposted below) is “Can Philanthropy Make Black Lives Matter?” Our reaction at TWI is that philanthropy alone probably cannot wholesale shift hundreds of years of institutional racism and prevalent cultural attitudes. That would take an intersectional, coordinated set of movements from all sectors. We do believe … Read more