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Reimagining Community Partnerships: How Microsoft Builds Relationships Rooted in Trust

May 13 @ 4:00 PM5:00 PM EDT

Community partnerships between funders and local beneficiaries are not new but as capitalism is being reimagined, what is changing is the relationship between the private and public sectors.

Trust-based processes that enable inclusive decision-making and power-sharing is removing barriers to equity and shifting cable to local entrepreneurs and increasing access to necessary assets.

For the past few years, Microsoft has taken a transformative approach to community advancement through initiatives such as the TechSpark program, which is being implemented in partnership with local organizations throughout the country.

Through this fireside chat with Dennis Ellis, who leads Microsoft’s Datacenter Community Development team in Cheyenne, WY, and a local community-based partner, you will gain insights into the challenges and lessons learned to build an equitable partnership that is inclusive and sustainable. After hearing this conversation, there will be an opportunity to share your reflections and ideas about what more is needed to increase equity and justice.


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