The Necessity of Listening: Building a trust-based philanthropy

"Trust-based philanthropy encourages funders to adopt a set of values that include leading with trust, centering relationships, collaborating with humility and curiosity, redistributing power, and working for systemic equity," wrote Melinda Tuan, managing director of Fund for Shared Insight, in a recent article published by the Center for Effective Philanthropy.

Tuan added,

It’s been a long time since I first started thinking about the grantmaking world’s dance of deceit, and I do believe things have improved since then. But I also believe that funders can and should change even more – diving more deeply and committedly into the kind of listening and feedback practices that advance equity and bring us closer to living out the meaningful and essential values at the heart of trust-based philanthropy.

Read here.