october, 2021

06oct12:00 pm1:30 pmShifting to Trust-based Philanthropy: A Study in Change ManagementNNCG Workshop

Event Details

This workshop is designed especially for consultants whose clients are actively supporting trust and equity based change

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

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

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.

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

Pia Infante is the Co-Executive Director of The Whitman Institute, a private foundation that’s year away from an intentional spend down.  Pia brings her chops as a former high school teacher, organizational development consultant, and nonprofit manager to her work in philanthropy.  She is a nationally recognized advocate for trust-based philanthropy.  She chairs the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project steering committee and serves on the board of MediaJustice.org. Pia is visiting faculty at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment, and speaks and teaches in many settings. She holds a M.A. in Education from the New School for Social Research, and a B.A. in Rhetoric from The University of California at Berkeley.  Follow her @PiaVision.

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Time

(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Organizer

National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers