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Smashing Silos in Philanthropy

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The Benefits of Multi-issue Advocacy and Organizing

A webinar from Grantmakers In Aging

This webinar took a look at the movement towards “strategic philanthropy”, what effectiveness it has contributed to our field, and at what cost. Multi-issue advocacy and organizing that engages diverse constituencies and builds social capital are among the most effective ways to create sustainable change that contributes to a more just and equitable society. Why is this work among the most practical tools for structural change? What are the benefits of funding and implementing this work? How can foundations overcome perceived barriers to funding in this way? Join John Esterle, Executive Director of The Whitman Institute, Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and NCRP’s Research and Policy Director Niki Jagpal, primary author of NCRP’s latest report, Smashing Silos in Philanthropy: Multi-Issue Advocacy and Organizing for Real Results, for a vibrant discussion of key findings of the report, why foundations that fund this work do so and how engaging in this work leads to tangible and lasting change. Webinar offered by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Webinar date: December 19, 2013. View the PowerPoint presentation from the webinar, https://www.giaging.org/documents/Smashing_Silos_presentation.pdf.


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