Posts tagged: collaboration

Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership Webinar: Key Take-Aways

Yesterday, NCRP hosted Cultivating Leadership in Movement Building, a webinar designed to accompany the recent release of their report, Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A (missed) Philanthropic Opportunity.  Ryan Schlegel, who co-authored the report, moderated and the speakers were Jodie Tonita, Pia Infante, and Taj James. Each speaker discussed why cultivating leadership in the realm of social …   Read more

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8 Ways Funders Can & Do Support Emergent Racial Justice Movements

The week after #Selma50, and in the wake of the rising visibility of modern movements for racial justice like #blacklivesmatter, is as timely as ever to highlight the ways funders can and do support emergent racial justice movement building – particularly those that were catalyzed by the events in Ferguson, whose police force is the …   Read more

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Philanthropy Must Lead With Its Heart (from The Chronicle of Philanthropy)

This post was first published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy and was written by Jennifer and Peter Buffet. TWI believes this piece is very much aligned with our values and the work we support so we wanted to share it in its entirety.
Philanthropy Must Lead With Its Heart
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5 Lessons from a Connections Fund About Collaboration

Like many funders, TWI has wondered and experimented with how to creatively enable and support collaboration – cross sector, cross strategy, cross issue, cross movement. Every 18 months or so we host a retreat designed to bring our network of grantees, funder friends, and like hearted colleagues together with the simple intention of building …   Read more

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Trust As A Way Forward



by Pia Infante

The Context

Recently, we hosted a salon on The Role of Trust in Our Work – attended by a mixed group of funder friends, grantees, capacity builders, and consultants. The prompt sparked our thinking about how to design relationships, collaboration and convening that intentionally scaffold trust building. We all agreed that powerful social good impact cannot happen without trust, and often we get to new solutions and effective collaboration towards community and policy change at “the speed of trust.”

The conversation brought forth a number of different forms and paces of trust that I found compelling. Here is a brief (incomplete) list for types of trust building that could be of use in our …   Read more

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