Like so many of you, we at TWI are wounded by the events of Charlottesville last weekend. Our values for equity, humility, critical thinking, dialogue, and human decency are being courageously demonstrated by so many, in so many places like Charlottesville on behalf of the criminalized and vulnerable. Let us continue to forge a future … Read more
Posts tagged: humility
What if we as funders started with trust, instead of making potential partners “earn” it? Vu Le starts our sibling blog posts today by questioning the assumption that grant seekers need to prove their basic trustworthiness to funders. Indeed, up-ending this premise has been inherent in TWI’s approach since we started making grants.
TWI’s 9 Practices of … Read more
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
After Prince Rogers Nelson’s untimely death last month, scores of stories have emerged recounting his often quiet, unassuming philanthropic practices. From advisor friends like Van Jones to South Minneapolis local Cindy Booker (who runs a community center out of Prince’s former junior high school), Prince’s secret life as a philanthropist is one that has moved and inspired … Read more
[This article was first published here on our partners Exponent Philanthropy’s site]
Let’s say you own a company that makes energy bars. You wouldn’t dream of releasing a new product line without seeing if your fitness-focused target buyers liked it. Similarly, a foundation should not launch a new grant program without checking in with the intended … Read more