Reconstructing Philanthropy from the Outside In

This article was originally published here
A funder-to-funder take on how to create breakthrough social change.
The Empire State Building is one of the seven modern wonders of the world. Yet when it was built, the most revolutionary aspect wasn’t its architecture or the height. The less-acclaimed, quantum leap was in the construction practices that the contractor, …   Read more

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Giving People Access to Choice

When the goal is building a bridge between social justice and finance, work has to happen on both sides; this is the practice of the Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice Leaders Conference, which I attended this past weekend. Held at Oakland’s Community Bank of The Bay, this year’s conference-the second ever-included leaders from nonprofits …   Read more

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Family As The Center: Forward Together Moves Across Issues

Policy change, culture shift, and movement building for women, children, and families… these are just a few key actions Forward Together takes in their intersectional race, gender, and sexuality work. They represent marginalized families through cross-issue programs throughout the nation. Forward Together aims to create conditions that reflect the multi-dimensional reality of families today. Many …   Read more

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Join Us for NCRP’s Cultivating Leadership Webinar (Featuring Pia Infante)

From NCRP:

Social change isn’t possible without effective leaders on the ground dedicated to the hard work of changing hearts and minds. Without support, even the most passionate changemakers are at risk of burning out, a great blow to the movements they lead. While embraced by some foundations and progressive organizations, new research from NCRP shows …   Read more

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The Metrics Myth

Originally first published on the Blended Value site, written by Jed Emerson.
Why Quantitative Presentation of Qualitative Value Matters
Since at least the early ‘90s, those involved in the generation of more than money have been on a quest to capture the right balance between documentation of impact and claims to same. For me personally, I have been …   Read more

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