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Demystifying TBP Session #2: Does Unrestricted Funding Automatically…

May 11 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

This is the second session of a 6-part webinar series on Demystifying Trust-Based Philanthropy.

This is the second session of a 6-part webinar series on Demystifying Trust-Based Philanthropy. For more information about this series, click here.

There is a misperception that giving unrestricted funding is an automatic qualifier to being a trust-based funder. There is a distinction between the two, and it is possible to give unrestricted funding in a way that is inconsistent with trust-based values. Likewise, it is inaccurate to reduce trust-based philanthropy to unrestricted funding alone. A truly trust-based approach to grantmaking is about being mindful and responsive to grantee needs, and deploying resources in a way that supports their long-term health and success.

In this session, we’ll unpack the difference between unrestricted funding that is deployed in a trust-based way, and what it looks like when it’s not. We’ll also share case studies from funders who have shifted from project-specific to majority unrestricted funding, as well as those who have embedded trust-based values within semi-restricted grants. Participants can expect to gain greater clarity on the philosophy behind unrestricted funding in a trust-based context, and strategies for aligning trust-based values with the way grants are structured and deployed.


Transcription services will be available for this webinar. If you require another accommodation to fully participate in this webinar, please contact us at hello@trustbasedphilanthropy.org or 818.275.1612.


A recording of this webinar will be made available on the Resources page after the event.

This event is open to only current WPN members. If you are currently not a member, contact our team (admin@wiphilanthropy.org) to get started.

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