Cohort Session #2: Trust-Based Philanthropy With A Racial Equity Lens: The Answer

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PhilMO Members ($150) and Non-Member Funders ($200)
Thursday, February 8, 2024
12:00pm to 1:00pm CST
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After Trust-Based Philanthropy 101 (2020), Introduction to Trust-Based Philanthropy (2021), and the Demystifying Trust-Based Philanthropy Series (2023), Missouri funders expressed interest in diving deeper. Philanthropy Missouri is pleased to announce we are partnering to host a Missouri cohort for the upcoming series Trust-Based Philanthropy with a Racial Equity Lens

One of the core values of a trust-based approach is to work for systemic equity, including a focus on racial equity. While trust-based philanthropy and racial equity work are not identical nor interchangeable, they work hand-in-hand to advance a vision for a more just and equitable nonprofit sector. To learn more about the distinctions and correlations, you can review the guide on The Intersection of Trust-Based Philanthropy & Racial Equity.

This cohort-style series will explore the relationship between the two approaches, to understand why a racial equity lens is needed (the issue), what a racial equity lens is in a trust-based approach (the answer), and how to operationalize it (the implementation). This series will include comprehensive data-informed content, rich discussion and insights from sector thought leaders, as well as an opportunity to connect with a cohort of Missouri-based peers actively working to understand and operationalize these concepts within their grantmaking organizations.


This virtual program includes a total of six gatherings: three nationally-attended educational workshops (90 minutes) complemented by three corresponding Missouri-cohort discussion groups (60 minutes). Please note the debrief period for our cohort will be on a different day from the workshop, giving you time to reflect, to consider how the learning applies to your work, and to develop questions to discuss with your peers.

Workshop Session 2: Jan. 18, 12-1:30 pm CT

Trust-Based Philanthropy With A Racial Equity Lens: The Answer

The second session in this series will outline what a racial equity lens looks like in a trust-based approach. This session will clarify the nuance and depth of a trust-based approach with a racial equity lens. The program will lay out how this is a solution to the sector-wide harms that conventional practices have sustained, and how it looks across the four dimensions of trust-based philanthropy.

Cohort Discussion 2: Feb. 8, 12-1 pm CT

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