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Fundraisers for Trust-Based Philanthropy: How Grantees Can Help Transform the Philanthropic Sector

Before joining the Headwaters Foundation team last year and entering the world of philanthropy, I spent ten years as a...

Building Trust through Grantee Feedback

“A foundation’s work will be inherently more successful if it is informed by the expertise and experience of grantee partners...

Headwaters Staff Discuss Equitable Evaluation in Alliance Magazine

There is a perception that Trust-Based Philanthropy (TBP) is all about the mechanisms of funding – easier applications, general operating...

Trust-Based Philanthropy: A Love Letter (from a Former Fundraiser)

When I started at Headwaters Foundation last fall, I was coming from ten years as a fundraising professional, and Headwaters’...

We’re on a podcast!

Our CEO, Brenda Solorzano, was recently interviewed by Justin Angle of A New Angle podcast. A New Angle is a...

Exploring Trust-Based Philanthropy

Since our founding, Headwaters has been committed to being a trust-based funder and reimagining power dynamics in philanthropy. The concept...

We Joined GlassPockets!

As part of our commitment to funder transparency, we are happy to have joined GlassPockets. Check out Brenda’s interview with...

True Philanthropy is More than Money Delivered Fast

If I were to meet Jeff Bezos I’d tell him that he’s off to a great start. But I’d also tell him that philanthropy that creates lasting change is about more than just money delivered quickly. I’d tell him to build deeper relationships with his grantees instead of top-down cold calling because it will lead to greater trust. And, ultimately, it’s all about trust.

The Whitman Institute Profiles Our CEO

Our friends at the Whitman Institute have been a source of inspiration and guidance when it comes to trust-based philanthropy....