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Summer Learning Series Part 3: Transparent Communication, Soliciting Feedback, and Support Beyond the Check

Summer Learning Series Part 3: Transparent Communication, Soliciting Feedback, and Support Beyond the Check

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
Where: 
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This is the final session of a 3-part learning series hosted by Trust-Based Philanthropy Project in partnership with Philanthropy Missouri, Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Connecticut Council of Philanthropy, Philanthropy Colorado, and New Mexico Association of Grantmakers.

Too often, foundations get in the way of the work nonprofits doing the work they know best. This can slow down progress, perpetuate inefficiencies, and obstruct nonprofit growth and innovation. Trust-based philanthropy reimagines that dynamic, advocating for six principles of grantmaking that are geared toward building partnership and mutual learning.

In this deep dive session, we will explore the nuts and bolts of the final three trust-based principles: 1) being transparent and responsive as a strategy to minimize power imbalances and build honest communication, 2) soliciting and acting on feedback as an opportunity inform and strengthen your work, and 3) offering support beyond the check to support nonprofits more holistically while deepening your relationships with them. Since there is no one-size-fits-all approach to these principles, this session will spotlight three foundation’s stories of embracing these principles -- including the steps they have taken to embrace these practices, how they’re bringing the staff and board along, and what they are learning as a result.

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.

Registration Information: This event is open to everyone.

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