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Family Philanthropy Webinar: Trust-based Family Philanthropy

Family Philanthropy Webinar: Trust-based Family Philanthropy

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm EDT
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Trust-based philanthropy is being embraced by a growing number of family foundations as a way to alleviate power imbalances between funders and grantees while fostering more productive and informative relationships. Driven by the central philosophy that funders should approach grantee relationships as learning partnerships, a trust-based approach encourages multi-year unrestricted funding, streamlined reporting, and transparent and responsive communication. In this session, participants will hear from leaders of family foundations that have embraced trust-based approaches, how these practices align with each family’s legacy and values, and what it looks like when foundation CEOs and family trustees collaborate to build a culture of trust. Participants will learn about how foundations and grantees both benefit from a trust-based approach, and will have a chance to consider some practical next steps to build more productive and balanced funder-grantee relationships.

Ellen Friedman, Executive Director, Compton Foundation
Hanh Le, Executive Director, Weissberg Foundation
Shaady Salehi, Director, Trust-Based Philanthropy Project
Sarah Walczyk, Executive Director, Satterberg Foundation

Cost: This event is free for CNJG Members who are family foundations.
Other types of foundations are ineligible to join this webinar.

This program is a CNJG membership benefit for family foundation members, including staff and trustees, in partnership with the National Center for Family Philanthropy.

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