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: equity
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Equity Summit 2015: All in for inclusion, justice, and prosperity closed on Thursday, October 29, exceeding all my expectations. I am deeply grateful for the enthusiasm, expertise, and open hearts that every speaker, performer, and participant brought to this event. The 3,000 diverse stakeholders in attendance — from policymakers to poets, academics … 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
For the past ten years, TWI has explored bringing people together in authentic, unconferencey ways. In early October, we are bringing together over one hundred partners for a weekend of “trust in practice.” As we turned our attention toward this convening, I reviewed the feedback and lessons learned from last time.
I came across the … Read more
We at TWI are in full agreement with Vu Le’s recent post about 12 Things Funders Do right. In fact, many of the 12 show up on TWI’s own compendium of 9 Practices of Trust-based Investment. In a side by side comparison, it’s clear that respect, transparency, partnering in a true spirit of service, feedback … Read more