Highway markers, we’ve discovered, make great reading. Posted by state and regional historical societies all along State, US, and Federal highways, they provide lessons and insight into what happened right there, where you’re standing, in […]
Some of you have asked the meaning of social justice. “Social justice” is a hot-button term, drawing anger, indignation, and passion. You already knew that. Why “social justice” is a hot-button term “Social justice” gets […]
On this site you’ll see how useful program evaluation can connect with effective philanthropy, social justice, nonprofit management, and community development. Useful program evaluation is illustrated with each of these titles: Wanted: Better Evaluation Practices […]
Op-Ed: Philanthropy Must Address Structural Inequities (pdf) By Steven E. Mayer. Until foundations address the structural inequities that contribute significantly to human suffering, their own … Jan 9, 2008.
Philanthropy has much to offer in contributing to progress in areas where it’s committed. Making progress in “racial equity” or “social justice” is possible, but difficult. An Effective Communities Project team visited 71 foundations and […]
This paper is the culmination of five years’ work evaluating Ford Foundation’s portfolio of grants, “Community Philanthropy and Racial Equity in the American South.” It is based on reflective, focused, and appreciative conversations with nearly 100 philanthropic organizations operating in both African American and White American settings. […]
How? Grants can be made for the following purposes: Strengthen Organizations and Networks Listening, reflecting, learning – and shaping improved efforts Strengthening personal, leadership and organizational skills Developing organizational vision and priorities for enhancing RE/SJ […]
In his TED talk, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong,” Dan Pallotta, activist and fundraiser, makes many interesting and provocative points about the dysfunctional nature of our society’s “philanthropic market.” I cheer […]