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Trust-Based Philanthropy Practice: Support Beyond the Check

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am PDT
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Philanthropy California and the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project invite you to join us for a monthly webinar series for funders. Each month, we’ll explore each of the six trust-based principles that, when practiced together, help alleviate power imbalance in the sector.  Each webinar will explore the nuts and bolts of putting the principles to practice, while offering opportunities for peer learning and reflection.

In the sixth of our seven-part webinar series, we’ll explore offering support beyond the check. Fundamentally, this principle encourages funders to see our role as partners in a spirit of service with our grantees, as opposed to transactional gatekeepers that simply write checks. Many funders have the power and ability to support our grantees in myriad non-monetary ways -- through convenings, opening doors to other funders, serving as a sounding board, promoting our grantees’ work, and more. What are some ways you might be able to support your grantee partners beyond the check? And what are some tactful ways to offer that type of support without making grantee partners feel obligated? And what are some examples of support beyond the check that have really paid off for grantee partners? Join us for this webinar as we explore the various ways we can be more intentional about offering this type of support, and strategies for making time to provide this type of support amidst busy schedules. 


  • Carrie Avery, President, Durfee Foundation
  • John Esterle, Co-Executive Director, The Whitman Institute
  • Leslie Ito, Executive Director, Armory Center for the Arts
  • Shaady Salehi, Trust-Based Philanthropy Project
  • Vera de Vera, Director, Leadership for Movements, Weingart Foundation

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This program is open to everyone.  


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