Power Building, Trust, and Relationships: Supporting Movement Beyond Moments of Reckoning
Date & Time
Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
John Harper Gabriel Gutierrez Charli Cooksey Dr. Jason Q. Purnell

How can building trusting relationships and sharing power between philanthropy and community-driven efforts spark and sustain movement building? Ten years after Ferguson, this session explores how grassroots organizers and other community leaders in St. Louis are partnering with funders to sustain the movement for racial and economic justice. Join us for a discussion on concrete strategies for funders looking to incorporate power-building into their work and opportunities for funders to leverage their influence beyond finances to ensure the community has a seat at the table. This discussion will also explore the story of a local family foundation that recently pivoted their strategy to support these efforts and what they are learning along the way.

Session Type
Plenary Session