Community Driven Philanthropy - 2023 Remote Learning Series

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October 5, 2023 - 2:00pm to November 6, 2023 - 2:00pm


This highly-interactive, six-session online learning series gives grantmakers in the GEO community the opportunity to learn from their peers about Community-Driven Philanthropy grantmaking approaches. Participants will explore the practices that matter most to nonprofits through a combination of in-depth conversation, practical examples, and thought-provoking discussions.

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Participants will:

• Build their own capacity for having difficult conversations around the historically rooted relationship between philanthropy and community distrust.
• Understand the conditions necessary to build and sustain trust with community members and the need for building the capacity for long-term social change.
• Start to map and analyze power at the individual, organizational, and community levels to create plans to identify ways in which philanthropy can equitably cede power in communities and with nonprofit partners.
• Understand and use the Community and Nonprofit Participation Spectrum* and Philanthropic Processes for Participation to map current and future community-driven actions.
• Do a deep dive on listening and feedback as a critical way to inform community-driven philanthropy, gaining familiarity with key competencies for high-quality feedback loops and their connection to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
• Get an overview of different toolboxes in the sector to help their future community-driven philanthropy efforts, including Fund for Shared Insight Listening & Feedback Funder Action Menu, NCRP Power Moves, and the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project.
• Lean into current diagnoses, analyses and interpretations of our roles and the sector of philanthropy; and envision a future of community-driven integration and systems change.
• Connect and build relationships with other GEO members who can be a resource and support in implementing community-driven philanthropy in their work.

The series is highly interactive and active participation is required to gain the most from this course.

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Environmental & Social Justice

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