Posts tagged: narrative

Funder Spotlight: Durfee Foundation

Since its inception in 1960, the Durfee Foundation in Los Angeles has been investing in extraordinary leaders through an almost hard-wired approach to trust-based philanthropy. As a place-based family foundation devoted to leadership, relationships, and constant learning, Durfee is seeing some incredible long-term results. As part of our series on trust-in-practice, we sat down with …   Read more

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Philathropy and Civic Engagement

By Kristen Campbell, Executive Director of Philanthropy for Civic Engagement

(reposted from the Center for Effective Philanthropy blog)

It doesn’t take a meteorologist to reveal the shifting winds in America. CEP’s aptly-titled report illustrates the sentiments many foundation leaders have felt as we make sense of the swiftly changing context in which we work. Its findings are illuminating, …   Read more

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A Post Election Reflection

The recent election was a disaster that will continue to unfold in the months ahead. Many of our partners and colleagues have written posts that have resonated and give me hope as the outlook gets more grim. In her recent post Pia spoke for me as well, reaffirming our commitment to our mission and values …   Read more

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What Happens When Philanthropy and Empathy Meet?

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Most grants and reports happen on paper.

Here at the Whitman Institute (TWI), we like to do things a little differently.

Recently, we invited current and potential supporters for one of our core grantees, Voice of Witness (VOW), for lunch at the office.

Our relationship with VOW had come full-circle: Six years earlier, TWI Co-Executive Director John Esterle …   Read more

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Welcoming Two New Members to Our Board of Trustees

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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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