In May, we had the pleasure of interviewing the Executive Director of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, Shaady Salehi, for our Untapped Philanthropy podcast. Her organization educates philanthropists on the inherent power imbalances between foundations and nonprofits and offers funders information on how to update their funding process through six key steps.

This month’s podcast guest, Executive Director of Move 92, Geneva Pritchard, breaks down phase two — the practice of trust-based giving and how this movement has enabled communities worldwide to support themselves.

And yes, we have a habit of revisiting this topic on our podcast. At Fluxx, we've learned that our funders and the amazing grantmakers we work so closely with are hungry to learn more about this topic. They want action. They want to implement new tactics. And most importantly, we all the impact and empowerment that this giving style affords.

“The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project is an incredible resource for learning about trust-based philanthropy. What are the barriers? What does it mean? What does it mean in a corporate setting? And if what you learn resonates with you, we can help you figure out how to get your money to grassroots organizations worldwide,” said Geneva.

Move 92 distributes grants directly to local community leaders already serving their people in brilliant ways. There is no diversion of funds. No giving goes to large international aid organizations (not to say that those organizations don’t do amazing work). Instead, it’s gifted directly to community organizations that deeply understand their community and cause and could make incredible things happen with consistent unrestricted support. Donors can fuel any number of incredible innovative projects worldwide — from supporting local farmers in Laos to building a safer internet for women in Indonesia to helping refugees in Athens — and trust their funds enable communities to create positive change for themselves.

Read the full article about trust-based philanthropy at Fluxx.