Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Shifting to Trust-based Philanthropy: A Study in Change Management

When: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
Where: 
Virtual Meeting
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Presented by National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers

Trust-based philanthropy has emerged as a one way to re-imagine the structure and culture of philanthropic institutions. While much of the focus has been on grant-making practices – which do operationalize values for equity in many of the ways non-profit leaders have articulated – the core of the work is creating the cultural and systemic conditions that underlie practice.

In this dialogue session, we’ll explore why trust-based philanthropy is trending, the fundamental values and principles that undergird this approach, and the ways that well-intentioned efforts can fall short. In the context of multiple large system change efforts, we will examine the obstacles and potential solutions from concrete (and confidential) examples. This workshop is designed especially for consultants whose clients are actively supporting trust and equity based change in philanthropic institutions - we will draw from our collective experiences & learn together.

Facilitated by Pia Infante, Co-Executive Director, The Whitman Institute & Trust Based Philanthropy Project Steering Committee member

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