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The Urgency of Trust-Based Philanthropy

By April 1, 2020

This post was originally published at the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s blog. “It was so important just to be treated like a human being.” “As a woman of color, I can’t tell you what it meant to be approached by a funder I didn’t know who saw me and trusted me.” “DO SOMETHING!” These comments…

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In the Face of a Pandemic, Foundations Adopt Trust-based Principles

By March 23, 2020

Last week, in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, several of the nation’s top foundations pledged to ease or eliminate restrictions on grants, reduce asks of grantees, and support and uplift the voices of grantee partners. From the pledge: “By acting together to provide flexibility to our grantee partners, we believe we can help them…

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Permission to Pause

By March 18, 2020

In the past week, I’ve marveled at how swiftly my non-profit and funder colleagues have adapted to the drastically changed conditions of our lives. Complex, in-person events were seamlessly hosted on virtual platforms in what seemed like a 24-hour pivot. We are all now wizards of Zoom, Blue Jeans, Skype, and other technologies for virtual…

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What One Response to California’s 2017 Wildfires Can Teach Philanthropy About Coronavirus

By March 11, 2020

The spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 is at once both unforeseen and inevitable. Michael Lerner of Commonweal and Resilience Project writes, “The coronavirus illustrates how perfectly predictable threats (viral pandemics) disrupt profoundly interconnected and fragile global systems. Financial markets, supply chains, consumer behavior, tourism, healthcare, and both national and global events are all affected by…

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Announcing the Launch of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project

By January 22, 2020

Philanthropy is in a cultural moment of power-reckoning; The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project offers a clear next step Press Contact: Shaady Salehi shaady@trustbasedphilanthropy.org January 22, 2020, San Francisco, CA – Today, the Headwaters Foundation, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and The Whitman Institute announce the launch of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, a five-year, peer-to-peer funder initiative with…

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