Talk amongst yourselves...about power

Back in March, the Council on Foundations hosted and recorded two conversations at the Seattle Public Television Station, KCTS. One of them, The Philanthropic Fault Line: Exploring the Sometimes Shaky Ground between Foundations and Nonprofits, used a paper I wrote, Rewriting Myths, as its backgrounder. The paper was commissioned by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and is available here. The video of the conversation is here (scroll down to second headline).

Two teasers about the paper - its about power and it identifies ways that that might actually change.


Here's the blurb from the Council web site ->

The Philanthropic Fault Line: Exploring the Sometimes Shaky Ground between Foundations and Nonprofits

This town hall-style conversation in the studios of KCTS-TV explores the various relationships between foundations and nonprofit organizations. The panelists discuss finding common ground in the sometimes thorny and contentious landscape of power, control, collaboration, finding authentic voice, and funding in a results-based environment. A number of COF conferees joined the greater Seattle philanthropic and nonprofit communities in this lively discussion.

Moderator: Diana Aviv, Independent Sector
Panelists: Edward Skloot – the Surdna Foundation

Carole Thompson Cole – Venture Philanthropy Partners

Clara Miller – Nonprofit Finance Fund

Putnam Barber – The Executive Alliance & Idealist.org

Pramila Jayapal – Hate Free Zone

Thanks to the Venture Philanthropy Partners July Newsletter for bringing the video site to my attention.


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