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Demystifying TBP Session #6: What Does Trust-Based Philanthropy Have…

August 2 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

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

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

There are various misunderstandings when it comes to trust-based philanthropy’s interconnection with racial equity. Some critics claim that trust-based philanthropy perpetuates bias because it favors those who already have an “in” with funders. Other interpretations swing in the opposite direction, assuming that embracing trust-based practices is sufficient for advancing racial equity.

At its core, trust-based philanthropy begins with understanding power -- and acknowledging how race and ethnicity shape our lived experiences and our relationship to power, and therefore perceptions of who is deemed trustworthy and who is not. Therefore, trust-based philanthropy requires a racial equity lens – and can be an effective way to advance racial equity goals – but it is not necessarily a means to advancing racial equity in and of itself. This session will explore the connection and distinction between the two, and why both should be prioritized for trust-based funders. Participants will gain a deeper knowledge on why and how to explicitly prioritize racial equity in your trust-based practices and values.

Accessibility 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.

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

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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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