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October 5, 2023

E22 – Trust Based Philanthropy: Centering equity, humility, and transparency in grantmaking

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E22 – Trust Based Philanthropy: Centering equity, humility, and transparency in grantmaking
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In today’s episode, we speak with Shaady Salehi, Executive Director of the Trust Based Philanthropy Project and Roxana Shirkhoda, former head of social impact at Zoom. We’ll discuss the core tenets of Trust Based Philanthropy while delving into why traditional models of philanthropy are rooted in a historical context of exploitation and business-centered logic that doesn’t often serve the community organizations doing the work. They’ll talk about the importance of multi-year unrestricted funding, the importance of having corporate and tech partners taking up the Trust Based Philanthropy mantle, and share about how they’re working to influence the entire sector towards an equitable, anti-racist, and restorative approach to giving. Also, a bit about breath, stretching and yoga — but definitely not the dying of hair! Enjoy.

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Shaady Salehi

Shaady Salehi is a strategist, facilitator, and network builder who has dedicated nearly two decades working at the intersection of narrative and social change. From 2018-2020, she collaborated closely with the founders of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project to conceptualize and launch the initiative, and now serves as its executive director.

Roxana Shirkhoda

Roxana Shirkhoda has focused her career on moving resources to people of color, indigenous peoples, migrants, and LGBTQ communities through work across philanthropy and social impact. As the inaugural Head of Social Impact at Zoom she built the company’s strategy for good, and mobilized more than $35M of funding, product, employee time, and voice in the fight for a more just tomorrow.

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September 14, 2023
The rise of trust-based philanthropy has led to a dramatic increase in funders referring to themselves as “trust-based.”
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