Every once in a while, if we’re lucky, we get to be part of something truly transformative. Something that has an outsized impact in bending the moral arc of the universe towards justice.
Today’s release of Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice is one of those moments for me and the whole team at NCRP. And we invite you to be a part of it.
Power Moves is the only assessment guide that will help grantmakers of all sizes up their game by examining how well they are leveraging power in the fight for lasting, positive outcomes in all our communities. If you’re a funder committed to advancing equity and justice, this guide will help you get the feedback you need to understand how you’re doing and to chart a course for how to improve.
“Foundations confront multiple challenges in embracing effective, wise, responsible and relevant philanthropy. Power Moves can be a valuable asset in the hands of those who commit to that effort.”
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Power Moves Advisory Committee
“I think what’s undervalued and underappreciated is the issue of power and that the root of most social problems that plague our nation – health reform, education reform, fiscal government reform, housing reform – are not fundamentally innovation problems but power and equity problems.”
Dr. Robert K. Ross
President and CEO
The California Endowment
In “Responsive Philanthropy” (Winter 2011/12)
Efforts in support of equity and justice cannot be successful without taking power into account. Power Moves is a comprehensive toolkit that helps grantmakers explore three dimensions of power by asking themselves the following questions:
“With Power Moves, NCRP is stepping up once again to help the field understand what’s needed at this important moment to take meaningful action to advance social justice.”
Senior Advisor, Racial Equity
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Power Moves Advisory Committee
The toolkit was created with the help of an all-star group of thinkers and practitioners working on issues of equity, evaluation, assessment and learning. NCRP is extremely grateful to the advisory committee and external reviewers for their contributions.
We’ve brought together two cohorts of leading foundations and expert consultants who will use Power Moves in the coming year. Through these pilot advisory and peer learning groups, participants will for their organizations and clients.
We look forward to sharing insights and feedback we receive from participants with the rest of the sector so make sure you’re signed up to receive the latest news from NCRP.
Join us for a discussion on how funders can examine power, privilege and risk in the first Power Moves webinar on Wednesday, May 30, from 2:30-3:45 pm ET. Joining Lisa Ranghelli, NCRP’s senior director of assessment and special projects, are:
Our fervent hope is that Power Moves will be a transformational resource for our sector and will help many foundations of all types and sizes more effectively contribute to the creation of a fair and just society.
Aaron Dorfman is president and CEO of NCRP. Follow @NCRP on Twitter.