Traditional funding hasn’t always been as responsive, creative, and impactful as it can be. What would it look like if we infused our giving practices and philosophies with more uniqueness, accessibility, meaning and collaboration?
In this one hour webinar we will work to have you be able to answer this question: What could re-imagining philanthropy look like for your organization?
Join us for a conversation exploring both theory and practice from the frontline using the creative Indie Philanthropy approaches of Flow Funding, Community-Based Decision-Making and Funding Start-Ups to match values with ways of funding. We will discuss some of the most forward-thinking, successful, and collaborative approaches to creating change and explore ways you can get started in your own work and giving.
- Arianne Shaffer - Director, Indie Philanthropy Initiative
- Sadaf Cameron - Director, Kindle Project - Speaking about Funding Start-Ups
- Alissa Hauser - Director, The Pollination Project - Speaking about Flow Funding
The Yes Men video (missing from presentation:
More about the presenters:
Alissa Hauser is the Executive Director of the Pollination Project, a foundation that gives daily $1000 grants to up-and-coming changemakers around the world. From 2007-2012, she co-founded and served as co-Director of The Engage Network, where she designed, led and advised complex online to offline civic engagement projects for large international organizations. Alissa was also the Executive Director of Julia Butterfly Hill’s environmental organization, Circle of Life (2001-07) and a women’s financial education nonprofit, Resourceful Women (1997-2001). She holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the University of San Francisco and a BA from Oberlin College. Alissa is a mom and a passionate advocate for her local foster care system.
Arianne Shaffer is the Director of the Indie Philanthropy Initiative and the Communications Director for Kindle Project. Prior to becoming an eager philanthropy nerd, she had a sundry past--she produced independent documentaries, organized grassroots youth conference and worked as a hospital chaplain. Arianne received her MA in Peace Education from the United Nations University for Peace and currently resides in Toronto where she is an active member of the storytelling community. She is passionate about using the compelling power of true stories to shape narratives for social good, and brings that with her to work in the world of philanthropy.
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