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32nd Annual Members' Meeting: Envisioning a Trust-Based Future for Philanthropy

Thursday, June 18, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
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Network Members: 

Please join your Philanthropy Network friends and colleagues online on Thursday, June 18th for the 32nd Annual Members' Meeting. For this year’s program, we're excited to feature a dialogue about the national Trust-Based Philanthropy movement and spotlight Philanthropy Network members who are embracing trust-based principles to reimagine traditional funder-grantee relationships. See program details below.

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Program Details
Envisioning a Trust-Based Future for Philanthropy

Philanthropy is experiencing a moment of cultural reckoning, with more and more foundations coming to terms with the entrenched power imbalances we’ve inherited or inadvertently helped sustain. Trust-Based Philanthropy offers clear next step, with a set of principles that rethink traditional funder-grantee relationships and acknowledge the expertise and leadership of nonprofit partners. But how do we actually take steps to alleviate power imbalances, and why is this important to our sector?
We invite you to join us to consider these questions, as we hear from leaders on the front lines of the national trust-based philanthropy movement. Together we’ll explore the big picture ideas that are driving a trust-based approach, how it benefits funders and grantees alike, and how we can all work collectively to bring greater joy, authenticity, and learning to our work. We will also hear from local practitioners who have taken steps to build more trust-based relationships, what they’re learning along the way, and the challenges and opportunities it is raising for their grantee partners.

Joining us to provide context on the national trust-based philanthropy landscape are:

We are also excited to have two local funder-nonprofit duos who will share how they have put trust-based philanthropy principles into practice, the benefits they've seen as a result and some of the lessons they've learned on the journey thus far. Joining us are:

Farrah Parkes, Executive Director, New Century Trust
Nadia Hewka, Staff Attorney, Community Legal Services

Shanell Ransom, Program Officer, Samuel S. Fels Fund
Nicole Kligerman, Director, Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance

Now more than ever, it's critical that we invest in people and relationships as a means to driving a trust-based approach to our work that will help us create the bold, systemic change we seek.


"Screen-Side" Chat with Shaady Salehi and Philip Li and Panel Discussion with Local Trust-Based Philanthropy Practitioners