Based on feedback from community listening sessions and consultations with local experts, The San Francisco Foundation reshaped its grantmaking strategy and role in addressing the inequities facing Bay Area residents. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
How foundations, nonprofits, and others can effectively convey—and convince policymakers to support—their programs and proposals for social change.
While there are many potential barriers to utilizing power ethically and responsibly, funders can—and must—overcome them to truly advance equity and justice.
For a foundation board to fulfill its essential duties, ensuring that it benefits from diverse voices, ideas, and perspectives is paramount.
In this audio slideshow, Fay Twersky, director of the Effective Philanthropy Group at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, discusses how the process of collecting feedback from constituents provides a much needed third dimension to nonprofit measurement practice.
To advance equity more effectively in collaboration with nonprofits and communities, grantmakers must share power with and leverage privilege for nonprofits and communities.