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Power dynamics are inherent in traditional philanthropy: a funder gives and a grantee receives. This imbalance has the ability to inhibit productive, honest partnerships and stymie successful outcomes. It is often difficult for a grantee to discuss their needs and concerns when their financial future is on the line. Funders must acknowledge these dynamics with grantee partners and learn how to responsibly navigate positions of privilege and power. In this webinar, learn how to build authentic relationships with grantees through trust-based practices and other approaches that will reduce power imbalances and lead to more effective partnerships.

About this Series

The monthly Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar series provides guidance on the core tenets of effective family philanthropy—from motivations and values to governance, grantmaking, and succession. The series equips giving families with the latest information on evergreen topics in the donor lifecycle through practical takeaways and diverse family stories that illustrate important practices. Designed for seasoned practitioners and newcomers alike, the series is available to our Friends of the Family and Partner Subscriber organizations.

Featured Speakers

Anthony Richardson

Anthony Richardson became president of The George Gund Foundation in 2022. Prior to joining the Foundation,…

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Mailee Walker

Mailee became executive director of the Claneil Foundation in 2007. Prior to joining the Claneil Foundation,…

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Melinda Tuan

Melinda Tuan is Fund for Shared Insight’s managing director, guiding and facilitating the collaborative’s operations, communications,…

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