Posts tagged: trust

After Paris: Lessons Learned

This post was originally first published on the Compton Foundation’s site.
Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” -Arundhati Roy
It was definitely not quiet on the streets of Paris during the COP21 meetings during December 2015, but it was possible to see, feel, …   Read more

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Lessons in Transforming Philanthropy from Exponent Philanthropy

While the idea of “capturing hope” isn’t one that totally resonates with us, the idea of “work happening at the speed of trust” does. This video from Exponent Partners highlights reflections from funders on meaningful metrics – like relationship, trust building, and the kind of long term partnership that it takes to create real and …   Read more

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Can Love be a Metric for Philanthropic Partnerships?

Can love be the right metric for a billion dollar philanthropy?  While this post by Suzanne Guillette seems to argue both for and against this premise – I propose that love can be a metric for authentic partnerships, particularly when power and money are involved.
While we and many others in the sector have chorused that multi-year, unrestricted …   Read more

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The Tactics of Trust

This article was first published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. We wanted to repost this article because we like how it walks people through the processes they use and how they are linking trust with impact.
Participants in a large, complex collaboration can build a capacity for finding common ground—and it doesn’t have to take years.

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