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Webinar: Ceding Control: Sharing philanthropy’s power for equitable, inclusive relationships

Hosting Organization: 
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) and Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:00pm EDT
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What does it mean to share – and cede – funders’ inherent power in philanthropy? How can grantmakers take stock of how well they’re nurturing transparent, trusting relationships with grant partners?

Join the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) and Funders for LGBTQ Issues for the third webinar in a series focusing on the new resource, Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice.

The past two webinars provided an overview of the toolkit and a deeper dive into the first section on Building Power. This time around, we'll delve into the Sharing Power dimension, including best practices for including grant partners in decision-making and authentically building trust with communities.

Moderated by Alfonso Wenker, co-founder and principal of Team Dynamics LLC and member of the Power Moves advisory and peer learning groups for consultants, the presentation will feature:

  • Michelle McMurray, senior program officer for health and human Services at The Pittsburgh Foundation;
  • Jane Leu, founder and CEO of Smarter Good and co-author of Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits & Foundations Can Build Epic Partnerships;
  • Bill Gallegos, former executive director of Communities for a Better Environment and co-chair of the Funder Engagement Work Group of the Building Equity and Alignment (BEA) Initiative; and
  • Lindsie Bear, program director for the Native Cultures Fund at the Humboldt Area Foundation.

Learn more about the speakers here.

How to Register/RSVP: 

RSVP and follow the conversation on social using #PowerMovesEquity.  To learn more and download your free copy of Power Moves, visit

Have a burning question that you hope will be addressed on the webinar? Contact Caitlin Duffy, senior associate for learning and engagement, or (202) 387-9177 x31.