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NEW DATE & TIME: 32nd Annual Members' Meeting & Reception

Wistar Institute
Thursday, June 18, 2020
3:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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The Wistar Institute
3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Network Members: 

While we hope to host an in-person convening for the Philanthropy Network membership on this rescheduled date, we have made additional contingency plans due to the inherent unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic. If the pandemic continues to threaten public health and safety as we approach June 18th, we will not cancel the event; rather, the trust-based philanthropy programming will be delivered virtually. Please stay tuned for additional details.    [3/26/20]

Please join your Philanthropy Network friends and colleagues on Thursday, June 18th at The Wistar Institute in West Philadelphia for the 32nd Annual Members' Meeting and Reception!

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.

Agenda (Tentative)
2:30 - 3:00 PM - Check-in
3:00 - 4:30 PM - Trust-based Philanthropy Program
4:30 - 6:00 PM - Reception & Networking

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This event is FREE and open to all Philanthropy Network members.

Advanced registration is required. If you require registration assistance, please contact Cathy Fong at

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:

Local program participants to be announced soon!

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