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Summer Learning Series Part 1: The Purpose, Culture, and Values of Trust-based Philanthropy

Summer Learning Series Part 1: The Purpose, Culture, and Values of Trust-based Philanthropy

When: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
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This is session #1 of a 3-part learning series hosted by our colleagues at Philanthropy Missouri, Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, and New Mexico Association of Grantmakers.

Trust-based philanthropy is much more than unrestricted grants and streamlined paperwork. At its core, this approach is fundamentally about recognizing and addressing power imbalances in service of a healthier, more equitable, and more impactful nonprofit sector. This requires a commitment to relationships based on transparency and mutual learning -- both internally within our organizations and externally with our grantee partners. For many funders, this culture-building is the work of trust-based philanthropy.

In this session, we’ll explore why trust-based philanthropy is trending, the fundamental values that undergird this approach, and the roles of staff and board in cultivating the culture of trust that is required in order to make this work successful. We will also preview the six grantmaking principles of trust-based philanthropy and how they go hand in hand with reimagining our roles as learning partners rather than compliance officers.

Each session will be 90 minutes -- including 60 minutes of presentation and 30-minute breakouts hosted by participating philanthropy-serving organization partners. In the breakouts, attendees will have an opportunity to reflect on what they’ve learned and identify a next step to explore or adopt trust-based practices.

This event is open to everyone.

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