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ETHOS Series: Confronting and Correcting Historical Power Imbalance - Shared screen with speaker view
DANNIELLE BEAN
17:57
Good Morning! Joining from Hawaii!
Jessica Kessler
17:58
Hello from Madison, Wisconsin!
Jalisa Dawkins, she/her
18:04
Hello! Columbus, OH!
Kaki (she/her)
18:06
Nashville Tennessee
Holly McGuire she/her
18:06
Here from Portland, Neighborhood Partnerships
Khia Griffis (she/her/hers)
18:07
Good morning! Albuquerque, NM
BA Cockburn
18:07
Hi everyone, glad to be here, it’s a lovely day in DC
Jacob James
18:08
Good morning from San Diego, CA.
Monique Curry-Mims (she/her)
18:08
Good Afternoon from Philly.
Cassandra Benjamin she/her
18:08
Greetings from Oakland California!
Katie Mackenzie, The Music Man Foundation
18:11
Morning from Los Angeles.
Kendra Berenson
18:13
Good morning! Berkeley, CA
Annie Bockhop, she/her/hers
18:13
Good afternoon from Madison, WI!
Jackie Schultz (she/her) Magic Cabinet
18:14
Good morning from sunny Seattle
Ashley Clark (she/her)
18:14
Morning from San Francisco!
Gwen Wurst (she/her/hers)
18:15
hello from Kansas City
Maria Fernandez (she/her/ella)
18:16
Hola! Joining from San Antonio!
Maria Aquino (she/her)
18:17
Maria Aquino, Los Angeles
Jennifer Porter (she/her) Vista Hermosa Foundation
18:19
Hi everyone from eastern Washington!
Laura Rawlins (She/Her)
18:19
Hello from Focus for Health Foundation, Warren, NJ
Paula Ambrose (she/her)
18:19
Hello from Sunny California!
Jeanne Cragin she/her
18:20
Jeanne Cragin, Wilbuforce Foundation, Seattle Traditional land of the Duwamish
Zoe Stemm-Calderon (she/her)
18:21
Hi there - Zoe Stemm-Calderon from Raikes Foundation in Seattle
Matt Oldani (he/his/him)
18:22
St. Louis, Missouri!
Karen Hrdlicka (she/her)
18:24
Greetings from Akron, OH
Emily Schacter (she/her)
18:24
Hello from Brooklyn, NY!
Tierney Smith
18:24
Canada!
Christina Matlick (she/her)
18:25
West Virginia
Dana Williams, she/her
18:25
Good afternoon from Leakey, Texas
Ericka Wooten
18:25
Columbia, SC
Hanh Cao Yu, TCE (She/Her)
18:26
Greetings from SF Bay Area!
Dominique Hilliard (she/her)
18:26
Hello from Woodinville, WA
Kameron Green
18:28
Osiyo! Kameron Green (she, her, Queen) / Southern California Grantmakers in LA / Tongva Nation Land
gabriela alcalde, Sewall Foundation, she/her
18:30
Hello from Brunswick, Maine
Karen Winston (she/her/hers)
18:31
Hello from San Diego
Julia Wilson (she/her)
18:31
Hello from Pacifica, California, on the unceded stolen land of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples
Carmel Boerner
18:33
Hello! Carmel Boerner from Vancouver, BC, unceded homeland of the Coast Salish people.
Ross Meyer (he/him) Interact for Health
18:33
Hi from Cincinnati, Ohio!
sandra Carpenter
18:34
hi from Texas
Andrea Glispie (she/her)
18:35
Hello from Dallas, Texas!
CJ Hager (she | her)
18:35
Hi from Phoenix
Laura Macknick
18:36
Laura Macknick, Don Wood Foundation in Columbia City, Indiana
Patti D'Angelo Juachon, she/hers, Marin CF
18:36
East Bay California
Pam Funai
18:38
Hi from New York
Alice Alvarez
18:39
Hi, Alice I. Alvarez Initiatives Program Manager for the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation in San Antonio, TX.
Niveria (she/her/hers)
18:41
Good morning! West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Gloria Upchurch she/her
18:46
Good Morning from San Francisco, CA
Claire Groebner (she/ella)
18:49
Hello from San Diego
Vrinda Manglik
18:58
morning from Oakland, California
Joselin Cisneros (she/her)
18:58
Good morning from Chicago!
Paola C. (she/her), Tides SF
19:00
Good morning all! Joining from Vallejo, Ca
Marcos Lucio Popovich (he/him)
19:00
Quincy, Massachusetts
Mayra Flores
19:02
Hi from Arizona!
Kim McClain (she/her) Global Fund for Children
19:03
Hello from Hyattsville, MD
Tariana Navas-Nieves
19:03
Hello from Denver, Colorado
Maude LaBelle (she/her)
19:14
Good morning from Phoenix, AZ!
Zenia Dacio-Mesina (she/her), WES Mariam Assefa Fund
19:15
Hi from NYC, NY
Maggie Cooke (she/her)
19:25
Hi from Frenchtown, NJ
Diana Fox - Reach Out (she/her)
19:27
Hi from Jurupa Valley, CA
nikki dinh (she/her)
19:32
Hello, Ohlone Land / Oakland!
Dina Blum
19:44
Hi from Seattle, WA!
Grace Anderson
20:46
Hello from Ohlone Land/Oakland!
Mirte Postema she/her
21:14
joining from the land of the Duwamish / West Seattle
Judith LeBlanc
21:45
A citizen of the Caddo Nation calling in from Lenappe Territory AKA Harlem, NY.
Jeanette Cool
22:38
Jeanette Cool, San Francisco, CA
Mirte Postema she/her
22:46
it's my first time - happy to be here!
Janice Tufte
25:24
Janice from Home of Duwamish Seattle
Erwin Acox
26:47
Erwin Acox on Ramaytush Ohlone land in San Francisco
nikki dinh (she/her)
31:52
+1 I’m here for that world.
Grace Anderson
33:21
Phew! Thank your for this acknowledgment and grounding of how we got to this place of “needing” philanthropy. So important.
BA Cockburn
33:29
+++ @ Nathaniel
Artisha Lawson
33:44
Greetings from NW Ohio. Excited to learn more about this topic especially in my role as a community foundation program officer.
Jeanne Cragin she/her
33:58
Thank you Nathaniel!
Jeanne Cragin she/her
40:09
Thank you Ray!
Marisol Inzunza
40:16
First Nations Development Institute is such a strong advocate and change agent for Native communities. Highly encourage all funders here to learn more about their work and support the important work they are doing. Thank you Ray for the work you are doing!
BA Cockburn
40:30
++++ @ Ray
Jeanne Cragin she/her
45:50
Thank you Sparks!
Paula Ambrose (she/her)
46:01
Thankq Sparks!
Marisol Inzunza
46:04
Thank you for sharing your story Sparks!
Tariana Navas-Nieves
46:16
Thank you, Sparks, for sharing your family's story. Incredibly inspirational!!
BA Cockburn
46:26
++++ @ Sparks especially learning your family story
Akilah Massey (she/her)
46:28
me too, Ashley! :)
nikki dinh (she/her)
46:31
<3 Grandpa’s name story… it meant a lot to hear it. Thanks.
Veena Khandke
47:08
Thank you Sparks
Julia Wilson (she/her)
48:15
That totally resonates with me - “an internal team of skeptics” - yes!
Monique Curry-Mims (she/her)
48:33
Yes
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
48:34
@julia, I love that too!
Maria Aquino (she/her)
48:43
Love celebrating and elevating skepticism, often it is punished in philanthropic spaces.
Julia Wilson (she/her)
50:06
+1 @Maria
BA Cockburn
50:42
++++ @ Ashley with actively decolonizing
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
50:52
Writing exercise; how are you seeing a culture of extraction showing up in philanthropy?
Jeanne Cragin she/her
51:21
Ppwer over instead of power with
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
51:48
processes/structures where nonprofits have to prove their worth
Kendra Berenson
51:50
A "service" orientation towards donors that is not extended to community members
Tariana Navas-Nieves
51:54
Lack of proximity to communities supported, i.e. grantees
Betsy Fairbanks
51:54
Not being thoughtful about grantees’ time and energy
Jeanne Cragin she/her
52:00
Philanthropy knows what is best
Hanh Cao Yu (She/Her)
52:03
Extraction occurs when philanthropy hoards power, privileges, and resources rather than give them away.
Rosie Stafford Smith
52:03
concept of Return on Investment
K. Green (she/her/Queen)
52:11
Continuing to lean into the "business as usual" approach and less into catalytic grantmaking.
Carlos Medina | he/him/his | Catalyst
52:11
I've seen a culture of extraction when funders ask community partners to share about their orgs (extracting knowledge) without paying them or building the relationship into a funding partnership. It's usually framed as, "sharing with us is in your best interest."
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
52:12
making grantees’ work fit into a funders’ theory of change
Dara Major | www.daramajor.com | She/Her
52:14
++++1 Jeanne: power over vs power with
Paula Ambrose (she/her)
52:14
lack of power sharing with the communities impacted by investments (i.e., "we" decide what's best)
Jeanne Cragin she/her
52:23
Obsession with efficiency
Julia Wilson (she/her)
52:24
I’m having a though that the history of the money walks into the “room” with every grant……. Just like our ancestors come with us, the money has ancestors, too.
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
52:25
@carlos YES
Michelle Johnson
52:26
Reporting requirements and arduous application processess
Vrinda Manglik
52:26
Asking for reports where grantees have to show what they've accomplished, at a time when their renewals are being consisdered
Betsy Fairbanks
52:29
feeling proud when we do “risky” grants, as though there’s any risk to us
BA Cockburn
52:44
amount of documentation and information grant makers request of applicants
Paula Ambrose (she/her)
52:55
evaluation accountability to foundation vs. to community served
Maria Aquino (she/her)
52:55
Not valuing input from staff with lived experience.
BA Cockburn
53:00
consuming applicant/grantees time
gabriela alcalde, Sewall Foundation, she/her
53:11
Philanthropy has extracted and coopted ideas and movements, particularly those led by BIPOC communities. We extract time through unnecessary processes and requirements. Philanthropy extracts power and talent; takes words that have grassroots power and dilutes them. We extract trust by treating communities as if they don't know or cant be trusted with resources.
Mayra Flores (she/her)
53:15
taking knowledge/ feedback and not doing anything with it or taking credit for it
Claire Groebner (she/ella)
53:26
Philanthropy as charity rather than responsibility
Jessica Kessler
53:29
Being very rigid and narrow-minded in approaches and what success looks like
Janice Tufte
53:36
lack of affirmations on reports
Michelle Johnson
53:37
change strategies every three to five years
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
53:51
TBP advocates for principles designed to chip away at this culture of extraction: You can see the 6 trust-based principles of grant making here: https://trustbasedphilanthropy.org/principles-1
Artisha Lawson
54:06
hiding behind bias data to decline applicants, also not considering potential applicants who can't use "industry" phrases.
Monique Curry-Mims (she/her)
55:46
yes metrics must be aligned with the need
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
56:19
YES @Nathaniel. Top-down impact measures are so extractive
BA Cockburn
57:49
be vocal and courageous and speak out - yes @ Nathaniel; there is a lot of politeness and avoidance to overcome
Julia Wilson (she/her)
58:00
I so appreciate the idea of turning *toward* the history & reality, instead of turning away- thank you
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
58:37
@Ashley YES! that is why streamlining paperwork is a key principle of trust-based philanthropy
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
59:17
https://trustbasedphilanthropy.org/simplify-and-streamline-paperwork
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
01:01:30
soliciting (and acting on) feedback is another great practice: https://trustbasedphilanthropy.org/solicit-act-on-feedback
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
01:02:57
Yes! Funders should do the homework and ask those closest to the issues what work needs to be resourced!
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
01:05:22
https://www.democracyfrontlinesfund.org/
Akilah Massey (she/her)
01:06:12
love a question remix! :)
Claudia Leung
01:08:44
I am hearing all these percentages… less than 1% of philanthropic dollars are going to LGBTQ issues, native communities, Asian & Pacific Islander communities…. where is all the money going!?!?!?
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
01:09:55
@Claudia, the data is about Native-led, LGBTQ-led, BIPOC-led efforts
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
01:10:26
the sector needs to nurture and support more efforts led by those who are closest to the issues
Holly McGuire she/her
01:12:50
Speak it!
Ashley Clark (she/her)
01:13:02
Totally @Ray!
Brandi Yee
01:13:08
Fantastic session - thank you all so much for sharing! Can’t wait for the recording to share with our team.
BA Cockburn
01:13:19
good reminder @ Ray about how to expand the way to think/use the term power
CJ Hager (she | her)
01:14:09
Thank you, Ray
Holly McGuire she/her
01:14:09
Change needs to happen at human speed and supporting that pace.
Ray Foxworth (he/him, First Nations)
01:15:52
Reports on foundation giving to Native communities include the following: https://nativephilanthropy.candid.org/
Ray Foxworth (he/him, First Nations)
01:15:53
https://www.firstnations.org/publications/growing-inequity-large-foundation-giving-to-native-american-organizations-and-causes-2006-2014/
Ray Foxworth (he/him, First Nations)
01:16:09
https://www.firstnations.org/publications/community-foundation-giving-to-native-american-causes/
Claire Groebner (she/ella)
01:19:20
Thanks for such a wonderful, thoughtful session!
J. M. Johnson
01:20:40
Wow do you have a resource on how to look at/quantify the tax stealing?
Kyle Levinger
01:21:03
same question RE tax stealing.
Hanni Hanson
01:21:03
I second JM’s question—would love further info on what that looks like!
K. Green (she/her/Queen)
01:21:40
LOVE the relational approach to giving!
Maria Aquino (she/her)
01:23:57
Does anyone on the panel include community (not staff) members as decisionmakers on funding?
Paola C. (she/her), Tides SF
01:24:13
flexible grant periods! so helpful in so many ways
Artisha Lawson
01:25:29
@Maria, our Community Foundation has community members on committees that review and provide approval/decline recommendations for scholarships and grants.
Maria Aquino (she/her)
01:26:17
That's great to hear @Artisha
Katie Hong (she/her)
01:26:34
That was amazing. THANK YOU so much Sparks.
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
01:28:42
Feel free to chat any questions here if you have them!
J. M. Johnson
01:29:38
Amazing. Thank you
Betsy Fairbanks
01:30:18
Appreciate concept of taxes as taking from community, but in fact, the way taxes are used, especially federal, isn’t all good - over half to military expenses, eg. So - it’s our duty to quantify, but then do better, much better, than our current tax system would do in spending
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
01:31:10
Please take 5 minutes to let us know what you thought about this session and what more you would like to hear about next time: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TXCP9HW
Alice Alvarez
01:35:50
Thank you Nathaniel
Claudia Leung
01:38:39
+1 2020 was a record year, and it shouldn’t take crisis and mass death to spur funding that our communities really need.
Patti Juachon
01:39:21
Thank you, panelists. Huge a-ha's here! Excited to move forward.
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
01:39:48
If you want more, please sign up for the final session on the Ethos of Being Trust-Based: https://trustbasedphilanthropy.org/events/2020/04/27/ethos-series-reimagining-funder-roles
Claudia Leung
01:39:50
+1 sparks
Zenia Dacio-Mesina (she/her), WES Mariam Assefa Fund
01:39:57
This was an amazing session - thank you to all panelists!
K. Green (she/her/Queen)
01:40:46
Great discussion!
Martha Richards
01:41:08
Thank you so much for a great discussion!
Kyle Levinger
01:41:09
Any advice on how to impact this work in our Foundations for those of us who are not in positions of power?
Karen Winston (she/her/hers)
01:41:09
Fast and exciting moving session….so many great nuggets. Thank you
Shaady Salehi (she/her), TBP Project
01:41:14
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TXCP9HW
Jeanette Cool
01:41:20
Thank you all! So much great information — wonderful panel!
Carmel Boerner
01:41:36
thank you. so helpful. loved all the real-life examples!
Ashley Clark (she/her)
01:41:37
Really enjoyed being with you all! Have a good day all!
Maria Aquino (she/her)
01:41:39
Great discussion, thank you all!
Lisa Downey
01:41:40
Wonderful! THanks!
Stacey Street (she/her)
01:41:40
Thank you so much to all of you for your amazing work!
Soha Abdel-Razek
01:41:45
thank you all
Julia Wilson (she/her)
01:41:46
Thank you!!!!!!!
Hanni Hanson
01:41:47
Lots of excellent perspectives here. Thanks so much to all of you for putting it together and sharing!
Paula Ambrose (she/her)
01:41:47
Thanks!