This event has been postponed – stay tuned for new dates!

Join TFN PLACES coach and alum Bina M. Patel of Saathi Impact for a three-part leadership learning and coaching series based on her recently published book, Say The Quiet Part Out Loud.

Through expert coaching, reflections on truth-telling and guided modules, this leadership series will bring participants to the summit of an anti-racism and anti-oppression journey, allowing them to be seen, challenged, and more liberated in how they show up in leadership — reminding them they do not need permission to change the world.

March 8, 15 and 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET. (Register for all three sessions or for individual sessions.)

Please note: This series has been postponed, with new dates to be announced.

Who can attend?
This event series is available to the entire TFN Network.
(Learn more about becoming a TFN member here.)

Session rates:

  • All three sessions: $475 ($50 discount)
  • Individual sessions: $175 each

Register Today!

Session One: The Hard Stuff and How To Lead Through It 

Date: March 8, 1-2:30 p.m. ET/10-11:30 a.m. PT

Objectives: Participants will explore leadership and changemaking, navigating strategic compliance, and what we are up against as a sector.

Topics from the book include:

  • The identity of a changemaker
  • Strategic compliance
  • Leadership for anti-oppression
  • Why we say the quiet part out loud
Why Say The Quiet Part? 
Too often, many of us who are so deeply committed to a vision of a shared future rooted in love and justness are told we are too radical and unrealistic. We are told we just don’t understand what reality is and what is possible. I reject this. Those before me have rejected it as well. 
Say The Quiet Part Out Loud, pg 4.

Session Two: Presence and Purpose

Date: March 15, 1-2:30 p.m. ET/10-11:30 a.m. PT

Objectives: Purpose is the antidote to fear and burnout. Participants will engage in coaching on deepening their own purpose and navigating burnout.

Topics from the book include:

  • Purpose
  • Mobilizing and processing the emotional toll of this work
On Love, Rage and Mobilizing
“Dominant culture demonizes rage and often looks down on those who are experiencing it as immature, naive, and out of control/violent.
Rage is more dynamic than this. Rage is an opening action rooted in justice and activated by the desire to do good…Rage, love, and grief – they live together. They exist together. Rage is a signal we are in relationship with each other.”
Say The Quiet Part Out Loud, pg 26.

Session Three: Building Community and a Movement for Change

Date: March 22, 1-2:30 p.m. ET/10-11:30 a.m. PT

Objectives: Together, we will continue our journey by diving into the power of finding our people, and rooting ourselves in radical possibility.

Topics from the book include:

  • How do we do this work with an ethic of self-care and purpose
  • Building a community of changemakers, edgewalkers and leaders who walk with you.
  • On radical possibility and community
On Radical Possibility and Community
“Your vision of a liberated future for us is the one thing that cannot be colonized. It is YOURS to build from. Unbound and unencumbered, your radical vision of what is possible is among the most beautiful space – free of compliance and complicity. It is YOURS.”
Say The Quiet Part Out Loud, pg 123.


The PLACES Fellowship is one of The Funders Network’s most significant efforts to foster leadership in the philanthropic sector.

PLACES, which stands for Professionals Learning About Community, Equity, and Sustainability, is a yearlong learning journey for professionals in philanthropy to better understand issues of race, equity and inclusiveness — and to then translate those skills and knowledge into their grantmaking practices.

PLACES has welcomed more than 170 fellows since 2009. Our alums hail from all corners of the United States and Canada, representing national, regional, and community foundations.

To learn more about engaging with or investing in TFN’s PLACES Fellowship, email Talissa Lahaliyed at