Posts tagged: trust

In the Direction of Courage

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It is with an anguished heart and clear eyes that I write this.

The difference in our historical context between Tuesday morning and today is stark and sobering.

The real cost of this election outcome will fall disproportionately on the undocumented immigrants, muslims, blacks, women, queer, and poor people scapegoated in this campaign whose human rights …   Read more

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Trust As A Starting Point Reflections on Trust Based Grantmaking

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

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What Happens When Philanthropy and Empathy Meet? Voice of Witness Demonstrates the Unparalleled Power of Story to Catalyze Dialogue

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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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Putting Grantees at the Center of Philanthropy GEO Publishes Series on Grantee Inclusion in Partnership with SSIR

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Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) has produced a series on grantee inclusion, in partnership with Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). We’re excited about sharing this ongoing conversation because we believe in placing our grantees at the center of our work at the Whitman Institute. These articles represent a deep dive into how we can increase our impact …   Read more

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Welcoming Two New Members to Our Board of Trustees Sonya Childress and Jorge Blandon Bring Diverse Experiences to TWI

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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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