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Fundamentals of Trust-Based Philanthropy: Session 2 of 2

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 -
10:00am to 11:30am MST
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Arizona Grantmakers Forum and the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project are pleased to announce a 2-part webinar series for funders on the fundamentals of Trust-Based Philanthropy. In this series, we’ll explore why this approach has gained so much traction, how it can catalyze learnings and impact, and what it actually looks like in practice. Participants can expect to walk away from this series with a deeper understanding of the core values and practices of a trust-based approach, clear examples of what it looks like to put trust-based philanthropy into practice, and some action steps they can explore as a strategy to build more productive and mutually beneficial partnerships with grantee organizations.

Session 2: Cultivating Structures, Cultures, and Leadership for Effective Trust-Based Grantmaking
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 10-11:30am I Zoom

Trust-based philanthropy can show us the way toward co-creating a sector in which community and nonprofit leaders are valued, supported, and trusted. For this vision to become the norm in philanthropy, funders must center trust in every dimension of our work, both internally and externally. This begins with clarifying values that acknowledge and address issues of power and equity  -- and then applying those values to reimagine our organizational culture, structure(s), leadership approach, and grantmaking practices. For many funders, this equity-oriented culture-building is the work of trust-based philanthropy, but there isn't a neat and tidy checklist of how to do it. 

So what does it actually look like to embrace this approach fully, not just in our grantmaking practices, but in our values, culture, and leadership? And what are the benefits of reimagining staff and board roles so that they work hand-in-hand in support of nonprofit leaders? And how can we work through barriers and roadblocks to achieve a new vision of philanthropy wherein we partner with -- and learn from -- nonprofit leaders to improve our overall impact and joy?  In this session, we will hear practical examples of how foundation leaders are working to operationalize trust-based cultures, structures, and leadership – and how that is helping them cultivate trust, joy, learning, and impact.

Speaker details coming soon!

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