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Staff are clear and transparent in communication with grantees: The California Endowment

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: August 27, 2019

Editor’s note: The following is a Power Moves toolkit Power in Practice example. "We need more humility from TCE and less arrogance; we need more true partnership and less top-down; we need more input into decisions – and not… Read More

Staff are highly responsive in communication with grantees: New Media Ventures

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: August 20, 2019

Editor’s note: The following is a Power Moves toolkit Power in Practice example. “Funding exclusively through referrals can limit what funders see and increase the risk of confirmation bias – one of the reasons white men are so… Read More

Beyond the usual suspects: Community feedback for funders

Written by: Seema Shah

Date: August 13, 2019

We all know the joke about funders: Become a funder and suddenly you’re the funniest, smartest and best-looking person in the room. Like any joke, there’s an underlying truth to it, one that highlights the inherent… Read More

How philanthropy can turn the tide on violence

Written by: Nupur Chaudhury

Date: August 08, 2019

Last month, shots rang out in my beloved Brownsville. I’ve worked with the Brownsville community in Brooklyn, New York, for a decade, both on the ground – shoulder to shoulder with residents – and now, as… Read More

Foundation CEOs and trustees, don’t let your power go to waste

Written by: Ryan Schlegel

Date: August 06, 2019

The president of the United States, one of the country’s major political parties and its most-watched news network have stoked a long-simmering anti-immigrant white nationalist movement, one of whose pledged adherents murdered 22 people at a grocery store this weekend in an attack explicitly meant… Read More

Falling through the cracks: Migrant children in foster care

Written by: Sabrina Laverty

Date: July 11, 2019

With World Refugee Day last month, and May being National Foster Care Month, now is the perfect time to bring more awareness to the increasing number of migrant children entering the foster care system within the… Read More


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