Unlike rocket science, which can be precisely replicated anywhere in the world, change that is successful in one social context will unlikely work in exactly the same manner elsewhere. In fact, it is highly likely that conducting the exact same activities elsewhere will produce a different outcome.
As an intersectional activist who is concerned about the future of our movements, I’m really worried that social justice activism in the West is stuck in a dangerous state of disrepair.
The term ‘shrinking space’ within civil society has become common phrases for the development community as we navigate what has become the new normal amidst the ever-increasing rise in inequality, authoritarianism and a move to much more polarized and insular societies around the world.
What are you doing to lift up social justice issues in your work? Who best to hear about addressing root problems than from the communities themselves and incorporating their voices into your work?
No one can predict the future, but we can all become better informed about it. Doing so enables us to make more informed decisions and place better innovation bets. To assist with this, Future Agenda hosts the world’s largest open foresight programme, a free resource for individuals, organisations and governments.
What’s the role of foundations in helping nonprofits become more diverse? The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) explored this question in a recent survey of nonprofit CEOs, and its findings reveal potential paths forward to diversify organizations that remain primarily staffed by white employees in an era of rapid demographic change.
This guide is for all funders who
wish to understand how they
can contribute to unlocking
philanthropy’s potential to
build more resilient, sustainable
and democratic societies.
This guide is for all funders who wish to understand how they can contribute to unlocking philanthropy’s potential to build more resilient, sustainable and democratic societies. This is what the philanthropy support ecosystem, also called philanthropy infrastructure, is all about.
Civic engagement and community voice make up the secret sauce of US democracy. We need a new, community-generated social compact to assert the vision and policy framework for an inclusive 21st-century America.
When most people think of foundations, they think of deep pockets. That’s understandable, since the popular public perception of philanthropy has been shaped by the creation of multimillion-dollar foundations by titans of old, and enforced by the glamour of new foundations launched to much fanfare by today’s billionaires