Training details

Produced by Candid

access_time 1 hour, 26 minutes

attach_money Free


The circle of trust and transparency touches all aspects of philanthropy; nonprofits, donors, foundations, community leaders and most importantly the recipient. Join us for an honest conversation about how Catchafire and Candid build trust-based partnerships across the social good sector. You’ll learn how North Texas Cares COVID-19 response developed into a long-lasting collaboration and reallocation among local funders. You’ll leave with insightful stories to help you evaluate where you can rebalance trust in the communities you serve and partners you seek to make.

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  • 0:00 Welcome
  • 0:00:46 Introducing the moderator, Guenevere Crum
  • 0:01:32 Agenda
  • 0:02:09 Collective Trust with Grantees: A Conversation & Learning Journey
  • 0:06:03 Introducing panelists
  • 0:08:42 Shaady Salehi speaking, Director of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project
  • 0:09:08 How the term Trust-Based Philanthropy came to be
  • 0:10:56 How the Trust-Based Philanthropy movement grew and the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project came to be
  • 0:12:32 What is Trust-Based Philanthropy?
  • 0:13:28 A Values-Based Approach
  • 0:15:33 Four Dimensions of Trust-Based Philanthropy
  • 0:17:12 Six Trust-Based Philanthropy grantmaking practices
  • 0:21:14 Introducing Drexell Owusu, Chief Impact Officer at The Dallas Foundation
  • 0:21:35 About the Dallas Foundation
  • 0:23:34 Grantmaker collaboration and North Texas Cares
  • 0:25:52 Conversation between Drexell Owusu and Daniel Alberttis, Regional Managing Director at Catchafire
  • 0:26:06 How do you build trust? And how do you start conversations about collaboration between grantmakers?
  • 0:29:56 Can you share about your approach to building trust within the BIPOC community?
  • 0:33:27 What is the impact of volunteering?
  • 0:38:33 A thriving nonprofit is one that is trusted
  • 0:39:55 Introducing Candid and Eva Nico, Senior Director of Programs at Candid
  • 0:40:39 What are Candid profiles and why do they matter?
  • 0:44:21 What are the Seals of Transparency?
  • 0:45:55 Sharing demographic information
  • 0:47:11 Key numbers and how data is shared
  • 0:50:00 How to get started--claiming your Candid profile
  • 0:50:50 Resources to help along the way
  • 0:51:18 Mott Foundation example
  • 0:53:59 Question: How should foundations request feedback from grantees?
  • 0:58:20 Changes to grant applications, including a video application example
  • 1:02:10 How does Catchafire's work create upstream philanthropy? And how does it serve to create trust?
  • 1:04:40 How can we get started with a Trust-Based Philanthropy approach, especially if the staff or board is divided about pursuing it?
  • 1:15:51 We're not talking about blind trust
  • 1:18:20 What are practical ways to get started?
  • 1:19:36 Do you have content guidelines for video applications?
  • 1:22:38 Is cross-funder collaboration with Catchafire a good first step?
  • 1:25:38 Up Next


  • Define trust and transparency in a philanthropy and community building context, as well as apply this knowledge to identify opportunities to strengthen current work.
  • Recognize and develop plans to obtain desired level of Candid Seals of Transparency.
  • Learn about Catchafire’s tools designed to help organizations build scale and trust.

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • Board members
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Grantmaker/funder


Danny Alberttis Regional Managing Director, Catchafire
Guenevere Crum Senior Partnership Advisor, Catchafire
Eva Nico (she/her) Senior Director, Programs Candid
Shaady Salehi Director, Trust-Based Philanthropy Project
Drexell Owusu Chief Impact Officer, The Dallas Foundation

Published Wednesday, March 16, 2022