June 30th, 2023
Philanthropy Should Heed What the Declaration of Independence Said About Giving Everyone a Say
In the past few years, foundations have faced tough questions about whether they are accountable and transparent in their decision making. And they are under fresh scrutiny over the ways they deal with issues of equity and racial justice. In response, some grant makers are trying new approaches that give more decision-making authority to nonprofits, their constituents, and their communities about funding priorities, strategies, criteria, and where and to whom grants should be made.
At the core of these approaches is the growing realization that innovative ideas about resolving hard issues don’t spring forth solely from traditional experts and power brokers. More often they are developed by partnering with people who can bring their direct experiences to bear in important decision making about their lives, communities, and futures.
Philanthropy Should Heed What the Declaration of Independence Said About Giving Everyone a Say read more in this article from the Chronicle of Philanthropy.