Change Philanthropy: Candid Stories of Foundations Maximizing Results through Social Justice

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Wiley, Sep 18, 2009 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
A how-to guide for creating and funding social justice program grants

This groundbreaking book shows how to increase funding for social justice philanthropy. Social justice philanthropy provides direct services to alleviate suffering and works to transform the systems and institutions that cause that suffering. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, Change Philanthropy offers an insider's view what works and what doesn't work when developing grantmaking strategies in support of social change. It gives clear guidance showcases foundations of all types and sizes including Liberty Hill Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Needmor Fund, Jacobs Family Foundation, Discount Foundation, Global Fund for Women, Schott Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the Open Society Institute. The book also includes a wealth of illustrative examples and contains practical suggestions and tips that can be applied immediately to support any social justice agenda.

  • Offers a guide for increasing funds for social justice programs
  • and suggestions for foundations on which programs to fund
  • Gives step-by-step advice for developing a successful grantmaking strategy
  • Includes a wealth of examples from leading foundations
  • Sponsored by The Center for Community Change

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About the author (2009)

The Author

ALICIA EPSTEIN KORTEN is the CEO of ReNual LLC, a consulting firm that supports foundations, nonprofit organizations, and socially responsible businesses with strategic planning and publications. She is a contributing author to Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over from Jossey-Bass.

The Project Director

MARJORIE FINE directs The Linchpin Campaign, a project of the Center for Community Change, whose goal is to expand the resources available to community organizing efforts in the United States. In 2009 she produced a downloadable resource entitled Untapped: How Community Organizers Can Develop and Deepen Relationships with Major Donors and Raise Big Money.

The CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE, founded in 1968, is a national nonprofit that strengthens the leadership, voice, and power of low-income communities and communities of color nationwide to confront the vital issues of today and build the social movements of tomorrow.

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